Getting Started as Confluence Administrator
If you're just starting out as Confluence administrator, this page is for you. You'll find this page useful if your Confluence site is brand new, or if you're learning to administer an existing site.
If you're looking for info on Atlassian Cloud site admin or user management, check out the Atlassian Cloud Documentation.
On this page:
Quick access to admin functions in search
Quick tip for getting to administration screens: Start typing what you want to do into the Confluence search box. The matching options will appear under the "administration" heading at the top of the search results.
Press / on your keyboard to quickly open the search panel
How to administer and configure Confluence
To administer Confluence, you have access to the Confluence administration console. To access it, open your Confluence URL and choose Settings in the Confluence sidebar.
Getting started on a new Confluence site
Is this a new Confluence site? Here are some things to get started with:
Decide whether you want to allow public (anonymous) access to your site. See Setting Up Public Access.
- Add a space and some content. See Create a Space then Pages and blogs.
Invite some users to your site. See Invite and remove users.
Now you can continue getting to know your site.
Getting to know an existing Confluence site
Has the site been around a while, but you're new to Confluence administration? Take a look at these topics:
- Understand the Confluence permission scheme. See Permissions and Restrictions.
- Get to know the power of add-ons for extending and customizing your Confluence site. See Managing Apps.
- Investigate more ways of customizing Confluence. See Customizing your Confluence Site.