Setting Up Public Access

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If you use Confluence for documentation, as a knowledge base, you might want to make your site public. This means people don't need to log in to use Confluence. 

Allow anonymous access to the site

If you want to make your site visible to anyone, including people who have not logged in, you must enable anonymous access at site level.

To enable anonymous access to your site:

  1. Go to Administration  > General Configuration > Global permissions
  2. Choose Edit Permissions.
  3. In the Anonymous Access section, select the Can use checkbox. You can also choose whether to allow anonymous users to see user profiles.
  4. Choose Save All.

Disable anonymous access to the site

To disable anonymous access to your site, deselect the Can use check box, then choose Save All. People will not be able to see the content on the site until they have logged in.

Any spaces that granted permissions to anonymous users will still be available to all logged in users, until you remove these permissions from each space. 

Allow anonymous access to a space

Allowing anonymous access to your site does not automatically allow people who are not logged in to see all the spaces in your site.

Space administrators must grant anonymous users permissions on a space by space basis. See Make a Space Public to find out how to do this. 

Alternatives to making your site public

You can allow people to sign up for usernames themselves, and choose other options for user signup and invitations. See Add and Invite Users.

Last modified on Dec 7, 2023

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