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Page restrictions allow you to control who can view or edit individual pages in a space.

To add or remove restrictions to a page you will need to have permissions to edit the page and 'Restrict' or 'Admin' permission in the space.

About page restrictions and space permissions

Confluence permissions are hierarchical, so page restrictions will not override any space permissions for the user or group.  

For example, if you restrict viewing or editing a page to a user who does not have 'view' permissions for the space, they will not be able to see the page, as the page level restrictions cannot override their space permissions.

Some page restrictions are inherited. If you restrict viewing a page to a user or group, all children of that page will also be restricted to the user or group. Edit page restrictions are not inherited.

Adding restrictions to a page

You can restrict viewing a page or editing a page to a specific user or group.  

To restrict viewing or editing a page to a user or group:

  1. Go to the page and choose Tools > Restrictions.
  2. Choose Restrict viewing of this page or Restrict editing of this page.
  3. Enter part of user or group name, and then choose the appropriate user or group from the autocomplete drop down. You can add multiple users and groups. 

The page restrictions have now been applied:

  • Viewing the page is now restricted to the users and / or groups listed. All other users will not be able to view the page. Any children of this page will inherit the viewing restrictions. 
  • Editing the page is now restricted to the users and / or groups listed. All other users will be able to view, but not edit, the page. 

On this page:

Related pages:

Viewing the current page restrictions

Confluence displays a padlock icon on the byline when a page has current viewing or editing restrictions. 

Screenshot: Byline showing page restrictions icon. 

To view the restrictions:

  1. Go to the page and:
    • choose Tools > Restrictions, or
    • choose the padlock icon on the byline, or
    • choose the Restricted button on the footer, if you are in the editor.
  2. The Page Restrictions dialog appears, listing the users and / or groups that have restrictions applied.

Screenshot: Page Restrictions dialog showing viewing restricted to the 'developers' group and editing restricted to two users. 

Removing restrictions from a page

To remove restrictions from a page:

  1. Go to the page and:
    • choose Tools > Restrictions, or
    • choose the padlock icon on the byline, or
    • choose the Restricted button on the footer, if you are in the editor.
  2. Choose Remove next to each restriction you would like to remove. 

Request and grant access to view a restricted page

If you navigate to a page that you are not able to view because it has page restrictions applied (for example from a link or page URL) you may be able to request access to the page. 

To request access to a restricted page:

  1. On the restricted page choose Request access.
  2. Wait for an email confirming that access has been granted. 

If the request access message does not appear, you are not able to request access for that particular page. This usually is because the page has inherited restrictions from a parent page, or you may not have adequate space permissions. 

Screenshot: Request access message on a restricted page.

To grant access to a restricted page:

  1. In the request access email, choose Grant access.
  2. You will be taken to the restricted page, a banner will appear with the access request.
  3. Choose Confirm on the banner.

The user will receive an email confirming that access has been granted. 

This process is the same as navigating to Tools > Restrictions and adding a 'View' restriction for the user. 

Screenshot: Confirm access request.

Who can grant access?

To grant access to a restricted page you will need to have permission to edit that page, and have the 'Restrict' or 'Admin' permission for the space.

Confluence will send an email to the a user who can grant permissions - this will be either the last user (with appropriate permissions) to edit the page, the page creator or a space admin. 

Viewing all restricted pages in a space

You need 'Admin' permissions to view the list of restricted pages in a space.

To view restricted pages:

  1. Go to the space and choose Space tools > Permissions on the sidebar.
  2. Choose Restricted Pages.

If your space uses the Documentation theme:

  1. Choose Browse > Space Admin at the top of the screen.
    Note: The 'Space Admin' option appears only if you are a space administrator for the space or you are a super user (a member of the confluence-administrators group).
  2. Choose Restricted Pages in the space administration options.

A list of all restricted pages in the space displays.

Space Administrators can remove restrictions from a page 

Screenshot: Restricted pages in a space

 

Notes

  • Inherited restrictions
    If a page has a 'View' restriction set, that restriction will be inherited by all its children (and their children, and so on). If a 'View' restriction is added to a child page that has already inherited page restrictions from its parent, users must satisfy both restrictions in order to see the page.
  • Space Admin and Confluence Administrator access to restricted pages
    Users with 'Admin' permissions in a space, or members of the 'confluence-administrators' group can remove restrictions from pages, even if the page restriction prevents them from viewing the page. Go to Space Administration > Restricted Pages .
  • You cannot exclude yourself
    As creator or editor of a page, you cannot use page restrictions to deny yourself access to the page. Confluence will automatically add your username into the list of users/groups allowed to view/edit the page. If you remove your username, Confluence will put it back again.

67 Comments

    • How do I modify the page restriction 'notification' page that is returned so that I can indicate who the user should contact when they come accross a restricted page?
    • How do I display the list of page restrictions inline on a given page, to make it clear to users to whom the page is restricted?
    1. Hi James,

      How do I modify the page restriction 'notification' page that is returned so that I can indicate who the user should contact when they come across a restricted page?

      If you would like to change the page that shows the "you cannot view this page" notification, then you may want to give a try to modify the pagenotpermitted.vm file which is located in the <confluence.home>/pages directory. Please ensure that you have made the appropriate backup of pagenotpermitted.vm file before proceeding with the modification.

      How do I display the list of page restrictions inline on a given page, to make it clear to users to whom the page is restricted?

      Unfortunately, I'm not aware of any plugin or macro that would meet your requirement. To my understanding, a lits of restricted pages can only be seen by the space administrator.Perhaps you may want to search through our confluence extension to see if there are any available plugins which might meet your requirements.

      Regards,
      Choy Li

      1. Thanks. Already did but couldn't find anything appropriate there. Will use the pagenotpermitted.vm mod. Thanks.

      2. Anonymous

        The use of the .vm file to modify the "you cannot view this page" notification is not flexible enough.  Our enterprise Wiki has different teams/groups that restrict viewing of portions of their sites.  If a parent page has been assigned viewing restriction, they should be able to provide a custom response for users who do not have viewing access to that page or any of its children.  That response will direct the user where to go to aquire access.  Their may be several different contacts/instructions within a space.

        1. I would suggest you to raise a feature improvement detailing your requirement at:

          Regards,
          Mei

          1. Has the feature request been raised for now?

  1. Just a quick check... why are 'Edit' restrictions not inherited when creating a child page underneath an already restricted page? Is it because people can not edit a page that they can not view?

    I'm thinking that ALL restrictions should be inherited by default IF the parent page (or a previous parent page) contained restrictions, and then just before the page is saved, an alert informs the creator that the child page has inherited the same viewing/editing restrictions as a precaution, and displaying them if possible.

    Then, if the creator of that page needs to modify the restrictions, they can simply re-edit the page and modify the restrictions accordingly. This way, it should minimise the chance of anyone creating a child page in a protected area with more open permissions by mistake.

    What do you think?

    kind regards,
    Paul

    1. Anonymous

      Now I have the same problem. I want to restrict the editing of a page and also the children (nearly about 60) and the restrection is not inherit (sad).

      1. Hi,

        We are aware of such needs and there is an improvement request being tracked at the following:

        If you are keen on this improvement, please do cast your vote to increase its popularity and add yourself as a watcher to the issue for future updates. Also, feel free to add comments to the improvement to reflect the importance of this request.

        Regards,
        Choy Li

        1. Agreed..... YES> If a page is retricted for editing, there should be an option to restrict all the children as well...

          Bruce

      2. Anonymous

        Same Problem here! Is there a solution already??

  2. I have some trouble with the restrictions as well. Scenario:

    Now I want someone to be able to access Subpage2, Page4 and it's children only - but not Page1, Page2, Page3, Page5-99. How do I do that?
    From my understanding I have to set permissions for all pages manually to keep them from getting displayed, including every newly created page in both spaces.

    Is there a way to do this better?

    (I would like something like a "positive list", a way to add a user/group to a page so the person in question can access exactly this one page (and maybe its children))

    1. Hi Thoralf,

      I believe there is no easy way to achieve this. Indeed, the workaround that you have suggested is one of the possible way.

      Now I want someone to be able to access Subpage2, Page4 and it's children only

      Another tedious workaround that I can think of for this is to provide the following scenario:

      1. Having a space created
      2. The space should consist of two main parent pages
      3. The first parent page is restricted from the specific user/group to be viewed
      4. The second parent page does not restrict the user/group to view the content
      5. Summary:
        Space
        - Parent page 1 (With restriction)
           -- Subsequently, the children pages would also inherit the permissions automatically
        - Parent page 2 (Without restriction to the user/group)
           -- Hence, the children pages are also viewable by the the user/group
        

      Additionally, I have also found a feature request that might meet your requirement being tracked here:

      Feel free to cast your vote to increase its popularity and add yourself as a watcher so that you will be notified if there are any updates. Also, please add comments to the feature request to truly reflect the importance of the feature to you.

      Cheers,
      Tony

      1. Voted.

        Another workaround that might help:
        Adding an additional "default group" that every regular member is part of and auto-adding this group to the acl of every newly created page.
        The question is: how to set acls for a page automatically when they are created? Is this even possible?

        1. Hi Thoralf,

          Unfortunately, I am not aware of the automation feature that you have suggested. However, if you are keen on this feature, you may want to raise a new feature request for this in our Issue Tracking system to share your idea and the importance of having this feature.

          Cheers,
          Tony

      2. Anonymous

        is the conf 7089 still going to happen?

  3. Our own-hosted installation of Confluence is conneted to an LDAP server for management of users and groups. With confluence 2.7.1 I thought you can now give permissions to pages for single users. But in this scenario it does not seem to work:

    1. SPACE-X is restricted for viewing and editing to GROUP-Y
    2. PAGE-Z is in SPACE-X.
    3. PAGE-Z is edited and restricted for viewing and editing to GROUP-Y and another PERSON-A (who is not in GROUP-Y)

    But PERSON-A still cannot view or edit the page! Is it wrong configuration, a bug, or a feature? We would like to invite additional people to collaborate at pages that are restricted by default. How can we do this?

    1. Hi Jakob,

      This is the expected behavior where users/groups which are granted with view/edit page restriction, they are the only users/groups which has the permission to view/edit the page.

      We would like to invite additional people to collaborate at pages that are restricted by default. How can we do this?

      I would suggest you to raise a feature request the our issue tracker https://jira.atlassian.com.

      Regards,
      MG

      1. Anonymous

        I don't believe that is what Jakob was saying -

        I have SPACE X that is open to all for viewing, but only GROUP-A can edit pages in the space.

        I want to be able to invite PERSON-B, who is not in GROUP-A, to edit a page in SPACE X.  So I got into the page, change the restrictions to GROUP-A AND PERSON-B, but PERSON-B still cannot edit the page.

        The only way we can get them to have permissions to edit the page is to grant PERSON-B edit permissions to all of SPACE-X.  Not exactly what we want to do.

        1. Hi,

          This is indeed the behavior in Confluence. In order to grant/assign the Page restrictions in the page, the user must has the space permission. For example in your above scenario, the PERSON-B must has the "space permission to create and edit pages" in order to set the page restriction to the page.

          You can find more information from the detailed doc below:

          Regards,
          MG

  4. The "How to Open Part of a Space" scenario has the significant downside of not being able to restrict access to Mail, News, and other non-page related content. Maybe this is more of a comment on providing a space's general View permissions at a finer grain.

    1. Hi Peter,

      Thanks for your opinion on this matter. You might want to vote or put your comments on the following feature requests:

      Hope that helps.

      Cheers,
      Azwandi

  5. Anonymous

    I have the problem, that i don't want that anybody can add pages

    Space1 - Page1 (here I want, that only group A can add pages)

    • Page2 (here I want, that only group B can add pages)

    there must be an other way as create diffrent spaces, or?

    1. Hello there,

      If I understand correctly, do you wish to confirm if Confluence can restrict the addition of pages 'within' an existing page, to specific users or groups?

      If so, then unfortunately this feature is currently not available. However, this has already been raised as a JIRA issue in CONF-9374 and you can vote on it to increase its chances of being fixed in a future version.

      Best regards,

      Giles Gaskell
      Technical Writer
      ggaskell@atlassian.com
      ATLASSIAN - http://www.atlassian.com

      1. We also really need this feature, but I don't have access to the CONF-9374 ticket you mention. Is this supposed to be public?

        1. Hi Jason,

          Indeed, CONF-9374 is restricted from public due to security reasons. However, I believe that Giles was trying to point to CONF-7089 instead, as it is more relevant to this requirement.

          Hope that helps.

          Cheers,
          Azwandi

  6. Anonymous

    I am having pretty good luck with restricting page viewing and editing in my space.  My question is how can I prevent comments on a particular page.  I know how to do this at the space-level, but not the page-level.  Furthermore, I'd like to restrict people from adding child pages at the page level.  Are these tasks possible or would I need to create a feature request?  Thanks!

    1. Hi,

      There seems to be a good ongoing discussion on this matters at the following feature requests:

      Feel free to chip in, cast your vote and assign yourself as a watcher to be notified on future updates. Hope that helps!

      Cheers,
      Azwandi

      1. Anonymous

        Thanks very much!  I will vote on and track these requests.

  7. Inherited restrictions do not work very effectively. I am able to find the pages when search and open too despite of the fact that the parent page has view restrictions for "Anonymous" Users.

    I used Confluence 2.10; is it a bug in it?

    1. Hi all,

      I am having the same problem.

      I have view restrictions on a page called Entity Pages for the group some-group. Only users in this group can view Entity Pages. But all users can view the children of Entity Pages.

      Is this a known bug in Confluence? I am using Confluence 3.2.1

  8. Hi all,

    I see that meny people have sophisticate needs... but I should have a "simple" problem with restrictions (I have Confluence 3.0.1):

    I have a user with a default personal space. I mean "default" because we did not change the default page and personal space permissions: confluence-users can view the all the personal pages but only the author and space owner can edit the pages.

    Now this user creates a page inside his personal space and he wants that another user can edit only this new page.

    He followed all the instructions in the docs and now the page reports:

    Only Axxx can edit this page. (set by Axxx at 11 November, 2009 15:17)
    Only Bxxx can edit this page. (set by Axxx at 11 November, 2009 14:50)

    Obviously Axxx is the space owner.

    Unfortunately user Bxxx still is not able to edit the page but he can see its name as a user with edit permission on it.

    What is wrong?

    Thank you in advance

  9. Anonymous

    Why are the 'Edit' restrictions not inherited by children pages? This would it easier to have different topics from different departments in 1 wikispace.

    I know its possible on wikispace level, but i need to have different permissions for pages in one wikispace

    1. Hi,

      I found a feature request in JIRA:

      Please add your comments to the discussion, vote on it and add yourself as a watcher for future updates. Also, please bear in mind the following document on how we schedule features for inclusion in our products: Implementation of New Features and Improvements.

      Hope that helps.
      Best rgds,
      Zed

  10. Anonymous

    I have a resctricted page with links to attachments. The link to the attachments are disabled to people that do not have viewing permissions but if they go to the "attachment" menu option of the page, they are able to see them and open them. 

    How can I protect attachments as well?

    1. Anonymous

      I also need the ability to restrict access to Attachments so that they are not viewable / accessible from anywhere.  This is an old question but I can't find an answer.  Is it possible now and if so, how?  Thanks - Ruth

       

       

  11. Anonymous

    is there an answer to this ?????

  12. Anonymous

    I have a similar problem with page ristrictions. I can access the function, when editing a page, but when i try to Restrict viewing of this pageor Restrict editing of this page nothing happens. I have added both me, groups and users but with no result. Any ideas 

  13. Is there any way to apply security to portions of a page?  In the older versions we could restrict certain things in a page to certain people/groups.  I'm trying to do this with Confluence 3.3.1 and can't figure out how.

    Example:
    If I have a Business document and I want to have a section of the page that contains links to the technical specifications, I want that link only viewable by my developers, not SMEs or Sales.

    Thx,

    -Jay

  14. I like the non inheritance myself. I think this is important. My issue is that edit permissions are defaulting as restricted. I want it to default as editable by the groups with access to changing pages.  I just changed my space permissions so that no one can restrict pages (assume this means editing). Older pages did not inherit this change. I can get to the screen where I can change permissions, but I can only do it for my pages (I am a system and space admin). i want to change a BATCH of pages with restrictions. How can I make a batch change?

  15. Anonymous

    Since the upgrade to 3.3.x our Confluence instance does not allow to change page restrictions using the Security Lock symbol or by tools/restrictions. the dialog lightbox does not pop up. We can remove restrictions by going into page edit mode and select restrictions:edit - but here we can only remove restrictions alreday set but not add new restrictions. We traced the HTTP communication between Firefox and the server and we will get an 404 for the URL, like this

    GET    404    text/html    http://confluence/pages/getpagepermissions.action?pageId=1998953&parentPageId=&parentPageTitle=

    What's happen? We strongly need a solution.

    Thanx for any help and suggestions.

    Dennis

    1. I have the same issue. I am a system administrator and on some pages I can't remove restrictions at all unless I go at it through the admin panel. Firefox and Safari behave the same.

      I think that I have not had a problem with most pages going forward, but old pages are funny. Check to see if this is true for you. 

      1. Anonymous

        We cannot change page restrictions on any page using tools/restrictions. On old pages we can remove restrictions while going into edit mode and open the restriction dialog there. All kind of users have this problem. The problem occurs with Firefox and Internet Explorer.

        We strongly need a solution cause some of our managers do not like to add data without having access control to it.

        BTW Our Confluence requests server resources which also cannot be found, e. g. the picture /s/1925/200/8/_/images/icons/view_16.png :-( It should be the eye on the restrictions dialog pop up.

        1. Anonymous

          We solved the problem :)

          We have customized layouts in our Wiki. We resetted to the default layouts from 3.3.3 and our changes to the new layout definitions and the page restrictions worked fine.

          In future we will keep care of our layouts ;-)

          Dennis

          1. Anonymous

            More specifically, you just need to add the following line to your page layout.

            #parse("/decorators/includes/page-content-includes.vm")

            Then it would work fine =)

  16. Anonymous

    Note of caution - I've been able to set up two areas that provide public and private permissions and this works fine.  However if you use the include/import macro on the public page so that it include content from the private page so that content is available on both private and public pages for those with the correct permissions, if you then edit the public page, an email notification is sent to those watching the public page which includes both the public content and the imported / included content - regardless of permissions.

  17. Anonymous

    I want to restrict the error of 404 which is coming when users give somepagename.aspx in url after the main url of the project. Pls help me with the same. thanks in advance.

     

  18. We have a lot of departments under one Confluence space- and it would be much better if edit permissions were, like view permissions, inherited- otherwise anybody can delete any page of the other departments. Is this something planned for the future?

  19. Anonymous

    Jay has already asked this question, but since he didn't get an answer I will ask again: is there any option to restrict just a part or a specific area of the page? I know there's a plugin to block such page portions, but it's just not visible and still not restricted (there could be some security issues).

    Also, if a page is restricted for a particular user, is it shown in the page hierarchy on the left sidebar? Has anyone any experience with restricted child pages that are structured as tabs on a parent page? In particular is there a tab shown for a restricted child page?

    1. Hallo there

      There is no option in standard Confluence to restrict just part of a page. However, you could put the restricted content into a page, restrict that page and then use an Include Page macro to include it into another page. This is only a partial solution: People who don't have permission to see the included page will see an error message instead of the restricted content.

      Restricted pages will not appear in the page hierarchy on the left, when viewed by someone who does not have permission to see the page. If you specifically add a link to the restricted page on another page, that link will be visible, but not clickable, for people who don't have permission.

      I don't know about tabs – I'm guessing you're using a plugin to create the tabs, so it would depend on the plugin's behaviour.

      Cheers, Sarah

       

      1. Anonymous

        Thank you very much for your answer!

        Regards,

        Marta

         

  20. Is there an easy way to find out where a 'group' is being used to restrict on either a Space or Page? I have a few groups that were set up years ago and I need to know if it's safe to delete them. I need a way to be able to plug in a group name and see all spaces and pages that it's being used on. I'm happy to trawl through the database to do this, but I don't really know which tables I should be looking at to give me the answers.

  21. Anonymous

    Hello,

    Is there a way to view a "change log" or history of when the page has been locked or unlocked?

    Thank you!

    Laura Bantug

  22. I don't believe I saw this question answered elsewhere, though I did try to carefully read the comments and search Confluence:

    I would like to be able to temporarily log in to Confluence as another template user to ensure permissions have been set correctly before sending information out more broadly.  To explain what I mean, I'll give a simple example of our set up and what I'd like to be able to do:

    • We have a workspace with 10 page  
      • Everyone can see the workspace, but pages are generally restricted by user/group
      • Everyone at the company can see at least the 3 pages that have been reviewed and OK'ed for public consumption
      • Group 1 are "contributors" and can see all 10 pages
      • Group 2 are "reviewers" and can see the 3 OK'ed + 5 more waiting to be reviewed (2 are hidden from them)
    • I'm a "contributor" from Group 1 and I'd like to be able to see Confluence from the perspective of EITHER a "Group 2 reviewer" or "someone at the company who isn't in either Group 1 or Group 2
      • My question:  Is there a better way to do that without setting up dummy users?
    1. You could use confluence su to impersonificate to other user. Untill plugin v. 1.2.5 it is free. Such version does work on confluence up to 4.3.7 (tested)

  23. Hi,

    I have the following page structure:

    • Page 1
      • Page 1.1
      • Page 1.2
        • Page 1.2.1
        • Page 1.2.2
      • Page 1.3
    • Page 2

    For page 1.2 and it's child pages (1.2.1, 1.2.2) I would like to restrict the viewing to everyone except few selected people. How do I do that. Our company employes 500+ people and we're using LDAP for people and groups directory.

     

  24. Restricting page access is super easy to do, but what is the preferred method for allowing page access to individual pages? I have a case where I need an individual to be able to view a single page inside a space he does not have access to.

  25. I would very much like to hear a response from Atalassian on Jeremy Seely's question.  This is an issue that is currently making Confluence difficult for us.  A common scenario is that I have a space that has public view permissions but editing is restricted to a few users.  Sometimes users of this space want to collaborate with someone outside the team, so we want to grant a specific user or set of users access to edit a specific page.  It isn't always the same users so creating a new space each time would be hugely cumbersome.  Plus someone else altogether has space creation permissions.  How does Atalassian suggest handling this workflow? 

  26. Anonymous

    I have the same problem. I would like to allow access to a single group of pages within the wiki to an individual but would rather not give them access to the whole wiki space. Can you help? I do not want to add them and then have to restrict all the other pages that they don't need access to.

    Thanks,

    Jen

    1. Jen,

      That is pretty much the workaround that we are doing at my workplace. We add the user to the space as View (All) and Add (Pages), but then we lock the restrictions to the page(s) inside to groups, etc.

      Ross

  27. I have the same issue. We would like to be able to add one or two users to be able to view a specific page within a restricted area. Will we need to pull the content into another space for them to see it? Or can we let them see a page in a space without adding them to the space group and restricting their access to the 100+ other pages in that space? 

  28. Anonymous

    Is it at all possible to prevent editing when some one else is to prevent edits from saving over each other, or can we see who is editing when another person edits

  29. Is there a way to control permissions on a 'Page' were i want to disable Comments or blogs?

    I still want to have users have the permissions to edit a page or add pages to some but not all pages

     

    thanks

    Pete

  30. Is there any way to prevent a page from being searched but still allow it to be viewed by anyone?    Or a way to lower the relevance of a given page in search?

    We have some very large specs.  They are very old and date back before confluence 4.0.  Now seems that they take very long time to save in confluence 5.2  Not sure why but we've found if you just copy and paste to an ew doc, the performance issue with saving is gone. So I'm going to archive these to new names (I don't really want to delete since they have a lot of change history) but I don't want these convoluting search results.

    Another use case is that we have change specs in any one sprint.  Then we merge to main specs.  We may go 2-3 sprints before we get time to merge specs.  So folks need to search a lot for info.  So I'd like to lower the priority of the change specs once I have merged them.  Is this possible?

    1. Hi Steve,  it is not possible to restrict particular pages from the search, however archived spaces do not show up in the search however, so that might work for you.   If they are in a space that you do not want to archive, you could move the pages to a new space first, and then archive that space. 

      As for the slowness you are experiencing with your pages, it might be worth contact Support about this.  

    2. Hi Steve,  it is not possible to restrict particular pages from the search, however archived spaces do not show up in the search however, so that might work for you.   If they are in a space that you do not want to archive, you could move the pages to a new space first, and then archive that space. 

      As for the slowness you are experiencing with your pages, it might be worth contacting Support about this.  

  31. Hello

    Regarding

    "Space Admin and Confluence Administrator access to restricted pages

    Users with 'Admin' permissions in a space, or members of the 'confluence-administrators' group can remove restrictions from pages, even if the page restriction prevents them from viewing the page"With an 

    with an older version (3.2.1) I see that a confluence-administrator can see all pages, "even if the page restriction prevents him from viewing the page" ... without having to remove the restriction... It this normal? Is this still the case in most recent version?!

    Thanks.