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Space permissions can be assigned to user groups or to individual users of Confluence.

You need to be a space administrator to assign space permissions.

To access the space permissions,

  1. Click the 'Browse Space' link for the space. This is located at the top of every page and beside the space link on the dashboard.
  2. Go to the 'Space Admin' tab. This tab is only displayed if you are a space administrator.
  3. Click the 'Permissions' link in the left-hand panel under the heading 'Security'. This will display the space's current permissions assigned to the different groups and users.
  4. Click the 'Edit Permissions' button.
  5. The 'Edit Space Permissions' screen appears, as shown below.

To assign space permissions to groups,

  1. Access the 'Edit Space Permissions' screen as described above.
    The Groups section shows a list of groups which already have permissions to access the site.
    • To assign permissions, check the box next to the relevant group, for each of the required permissions.
    • To deny a permission, uncheck the relevant box.
    • To add a new group to the list, type the group name into the text box labelled 'Grant permission to' and click the 'Add' button. The group will appear in the list of groups and you can then assign the permissions.
    • To search for a group:
      • Click the Magnifying glass icon.
      • In the 'Group Search' window, enter all or part of the group name. You can use an asterisk '*' as a wild card.
      • Check the boxes to select the required group(s).
      • Click the 'Select Groups' button. The group name(s) will appear in the 'Grant permission to' text box.
      • Click the 'Add' button.
  2. Click 'Save All' to apply the permissions.

To assign space permissions to users,

  1. Access the 'Edit Space Permissions' screen as described above.
    The Individual Users section shows a list of users who already have permissions to access the site.
    • To assign permissions, check the box next to the relevant user, for each of the required permissions.
    • To deny a permission, uncheck the relevant box.
    • To add a new user to the list, type the username into the text box labelled 'Grant browse permission to' and click the 'Add' button. The user will appear in the list of users, with 'View' permission assigned, and you can then add more permissions if necessary.
    • To search for a user:
      • Click the Magnifying glass icon.
      • The 'User Search' window will appear. You can read more about searching for users.
      • Check the boxes to select the required user(s).
      • Click the 'Select User(s)' button. The username(s) will appear in the 'Grant browse permission to' text box.
      • Click the 'Add' button.
  2. Click 'Save All' to apply the permissions.
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Differences in Confluence Hosted

If you are using Confluence Hosted, anonymous visitors cannot access your site. Read more about the [feature limitations in Confluence Hosted].
 

To assign space permissions to anonymous users,

  1. Access the 'Edit Space Permissions' screen as described above. The Anonymous Access section shows the space permissions granted to all anonymous users of the site.
    • To assign permissions, check the box for the required permission.
    • To deny a permission, uncheck the relevant box.
  2. Click 'Save All' to apply the permissions.

You cannot grant space 'Admin' rights or Page 'Restrict' rights to anonymous users.


Screenshot : Edit space permissions



About some error messages you may see

In Confluence 2.7.2 and later, Confluence will let you know if there is a problem with some permissions. In rare situations, you may see the following error messages below a permission:

  • 'User/Group not found' — This message may appear if your LDAP repository is unavailable, or if the user/group has been deleted after the permission was created.
  • 'Case incorrect. Correct case is: xxxxxx' — This message may appear if the upper/lower case in the permission does not match the case of the username or group name. If you see a number of occurrences of this message, you should consider running the routine supplied to fix the problem.
RELATED TOPICS

Space Permissions Overview
Viewing Space Permissions
Revoking Space Permissions
Users and Groups

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