Configuring the Site Home Page

You can configure Confluence to send people to any space home page when they log in or click the site logo, rather than to the dashboard.

The spaces available to set as the site home page will depend on the access permissions of the space and the site.

  • The site home page must be accessible to the 'confluence-usersor 'users' group.
  • If the site allows anonymous access, the site home page must also be accessible to anonymous users, that is, people who have not logged in to Confluence.

To configure the site-wide home page:

  1. Choose the cog icon , then choose General Configuration under Confluence Administration
  2. Choose Further Configuration in the left-hand panel.
  3. Choose Edit.
  4. Select a space from the Site Homepage dropdown menu.
    When users log in or click the site logo, Confluence will go to the home page of the space you choose here.
  5. Choose Save.

Accessing the dashboard with a site homepage set

If you choose to set a space homepage as your site homepage but would like your users to still be able to access the Confluence dashboard, you can add a link to the Application Navigator.

To add the Confluence Dashboard to the Application Navigator:

  1. Choose the cog icon , then choose General Configuration under Confluence Administration
  2. Choose Application Navigator.
  3. Enter the name for your link, for example, 'Dashboard'.
  4. Enter the URL for your site dashboard, for example, https://yoursite.com/wiki/dashboard.action.
  5. Choose Add.

A link to the dashboard will now appear in the Application Navigator.

Notes

  • The user's personal settings will override the global setting.
  • If you allow anonymous access to the dashboard, but not anonymous access to the site home page, then when logging on to the site, users will be redirected to the original dashboard instead of the site home page. To avoid this, either make the site home page accessible anonymously, or make the dashboard not accessible anonymously.

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