Adding or Removing Users in Groups

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Confluence Groups are a great way to cut down the work required when managing permissions and restrictions. 

You can edit group membership in two places:

  • From the group management screen
  • From the user management screen for a particular user

You need Confluence Administrator or System Administrator global permission to do this. 

Add people to a group

To add members to a group from the Groups screen:

  1. Go to  > General Configuration > Groups.
  2. Choose the group.
  3. Choose Add Members.
  4. Type the username of the person you want to add to the group. You can add multiple usernames, separated by a comma.  
  5. Choose Add to add members to the group. 

Screenshot: Adding members

You can also change a user's group membership in the user management screen. Navigate to the user, then choose Edit groups, and select the groups the person should be a member of.  

Remove people from a group

To remove members from a group:

  1. Go to  > General Configuration > Groups
  2. Choose the group.
  3. Choose the Delete user from group icon next to the user you want to remove. 

You can also change a user's group membership in the user management screen. Navigate to the user, then choose Edit groups, and deselect the groups.  

About multiple directories

You can define multiple user directories in Confluence, so that Confluence looks in more than one place for its users and groups. For example, you could use the default Confluence internal directory and connect to an LDAP directory server. In that case, you can define the directory order to determine where Confluence looks first when processing users and groups.

Here is a summary of how the directory order affects the processing:

  • The order of the directories is the order in which they will be searched for users and groups.
  • Changes to users and groups will be made only in the first directory where the application has permission to make changes.
See Managing Multiple Directories.

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Last modified on May 21, 2020

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