Editing Space Details

To edit the details of a space you need to be a space administrator for the space.

To edit the details of a space:

  1. Go to the space and choose Space tools on the sidebar.
    Note: The options available in 'Space tools' differ depending on your space permissions. All space tools options are available if you are a space administrator for the space or you are a super user (a member of the confluence-administrators group).
  2. Choose Overview > Edit Space Details
  3. The 'Edit Space Details' page displays.

If your space uses the Documentation theme:

  1. Choose Browse > Space Admin at the top of the screen.Note: The 'Space Admin' option appears only if you have space admin permissions for the space or you have System Administrator global permissions.
  2. The 'Edit Space Details' page displays. 

On the 'Edit Space Details' page you can:

  • Change the name of the space (you can also do this via the sidebar - see Configuring a Sidebar).
  • Change the description of the space.
  • Change the status of the space from 'Current' to 'Archived' or back again - see Archiving a Space.
  • Select a new home page for the space. The home page is the default page that users see when they navigate to the space.
    Note: If you set this field to blank (no selection) the default home page will be the 'Pages' page.


  • You cannot edit the space key or the space creator's name.
  • The space fields do not accept wiki markup. Any wiki markup entered in these fields will be displayed as plain text.

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