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The people directory displays a list of people who are authorised to log in to your Confluence site.

The people directory includes anybody who has logged into Confluence or who has had a user account created for them in Confluence.

The people directory does not include users who can log into Confluence using external user management if they have never yet logged in.

Viewing the people directory

Choose People at the top of the screen.

Searching for people

To search for a particular person, type their first name and/or last name into the search box and choose Search.

  • To see everyone who uses your Confluence site, choose All People.
  • To see just those people who have set up a personal space, choose People with Personal Spaces.

Following people's activities

Confluence's network features allow you to 'follow' (that is, keep track of) other people's activities in your Confluence site. For more information, please refer to Network Overview. You can use the hover profile feature in the people directory to start following other people.

  • To start following someone, move your mouse over their name or profile picture and choose Follow in their profile popup.
  • To stop following someone, move your mouse over their name or profile picture and choose Stop Following in their profile popup.

Once you start following another person, their activities will start appearing in your network view.

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Related pages:

Screenshot: The people directory


Notes

  • The people directory uses the hCard microformat for simple integration with a variety of microformat-enabled tools. hCard is an open data format for representing people, companies, organisations, and places. Read more about microformats and hCard.
  • By default, deactivated users (disabled user accounts) are excluded from the people directory. You can include them by adding the showDeactivatedUsers parameter to the URL. For example:

    http://my.confluence.com/dopeopledirectorysearch.action?showDeactivatedUsers=true
  • By default, externally deleted users (for example, users deleted from an LDAP repository) are excluded from the people directory. You can include them by adding the showExternallyDeletedUsers parameter to the URL. For example:

    http://my.confluence.com/dopeopledirectorysearch.action?showExternallyDeletedUsers=true
  • The Confluence administrator can hide the people directory. If it is hidden, you will not see the People Directory option.

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22 Comments

  1. Hi All,

    This may be helpful to people who are trying to create a custom search box for the people directory. Its basically a bit of a hack, using a form and constructing a url that works with the dopeopledirectorysearch.action, but seems to work nicely. If anyone has any refinements. Please let me know.

    Cheers
    Nick

    1. Anonymous

      Instead of YOURSERVER_ROOT, you can use $req.contextPath

      Below is another way (you can also turn it into a usermacro as well):

  2. Anonymous

    I'm looking for a macro that is similar to the "People with Personal Spaces" link.
    Whereas the macro should generate a list of E-Mail addresses instead of the information the people directory shows.

    We are planning to set up a newsletter service for active confluence users (e.g. if confluence is down for maintenance, ...)
    As we are using LDAP and only the active users need to be informed, we thought getting those with a personal space should
    filter out the relevant users.

    Is there already a solution for this thing?

    Thomas

    1. Hi,

      This feature is not implemented. You may want to raise a feature request at

      Meanwhile, you may want to post a question to the Confluence development topics on Atlassian Answers as there might be other user/developers who have already implemented it and should be able to share their ideas with you.

      Regards,
      Fennie

  3. Anonymous

    Is there anyway to hide a particular user in the people directory, i.e. the admin user?

    Thanks 

    1. Hi there,

      I would suggest you to lodge an improvement request at http://jira.atlassian.com since this feature is not yet available in Confluence. Thanks.

      Cheers,
      Azwandi

  4. Hello,

    is there a way to search from the People page the details a user might put in the "Information about me:" box.

    (It seems you can search this information from a Space but not from the People page!)

    Thanks

    1. Hi Mat,

      The people directory search is only for searching the name of the users. There is, however, an ongoing feature request that you can refer to:

      Remember to cast your vote and have a read on this!

      Cheers,
      Azwandi

  5. Is there any way to hide people in the people directory (and the search)?  It'd be even better if I can hide them according to group membership.

    Thanks!

    -Bridget

    1. Hi Bridget,

      As far I know, the feature requested is not available yet. However, I found a feature request which might full fill your
      requirement:

      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.

      If the feature request above does not satisfy your requirement, you might want to raise this feature in JIRA

      Hope that helps.
      Best rgds,
      Zed

  6. Is there any way to have users be listed alphabetically by last name? This would be the expected behaviour. Thanks

    1. Hi, Sean. I am afraid that this is not possible with the current feature set. Confluence has no knowledge about one's last name. Hence, the people directory sorts the users via their full name. If you are keen on this feature, feel free to raise a request request at http://jira.atlassian.com

  7. Anonymous

    Is there a way to disable the People Directory only for a Group?

    1. Hi

      Is there a way to disable the People Directory only for a Group?

      As far as I know, the feature requested is not available yet. However, I found a feature request which might be closest to your requirement:

      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

  8. I'm on 3.1.1 with an LDAP connection and the Confluence Administrator is showing up three separate times in the People Directory

    1. Hi Todd,

      In order to troubleshoot this issue, please glance through this documentation , particularly this one. Please try to perform the troubleshooting steps and the resolution suggested. If problem persists, I would recommend you to raise a support ticket to https://support.atlassian.com, so that your issue can be further investigated.

      Cheers
      JSashi

      1. Thanks for the reply.  Rebuilding the Search Index did the trick!

  9. Anonymous

    Is it possible to change the default People Directory output? At present it shows their picture, name and email. Could I add their phone number to that?

    1. Anonymous

      I also would like to know if there is a possiblity for this?

  10. Anonymous

    Yes, I'd like to make a phone list where I just list the information already registered under the user profiles. The way it is now I've had to make a seperate list so that people have to update their number two different places. Please make such macro happen, shouldn't be too difficult..........

  11. Yes, please add phone number.

  12. What is the right way to search for all users that have an e-mail address with "@company.com"? It's possible in the Confluence Admin, but not in the People Directory.