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Page Restrictions

You can restrict view and edit permissions on a page by page basis...


Step 1 - Add, Edit or Copy a Page

You can set view and edit restrictions when:

Step 2 - Set the Permissions

The page restrictions panel will usually be hidden as shown below:

Click the EDIT link to display the restrictions options:

By default, there will be no restrictions in place so viewing and editing of the page will be controlled by the settings in Space Privileges.

To change either privilege, simply choose the desired option for the view and edit restriction:

  • No Restriction — Permissions for this page are taken from the settings in Space Privileges.
  • Me — Only you can view and/or edit the page1 .
  • Group — Restrict view and/or edit privileges to a specific user group. You can click the search icon to select a group from a list.
Ref Notes
1 Note that Space Administrators and Site Administrators can still gain access to the page.

Step 3 - Save the Changes

Once you've finished editing the restrictions, click the Save button to save your changes.

Hints and Tips

You can create private pages on your website or intranet simply by restricting the view to "Me".

Pages that are attached to a parent page which has specific page level permissions defined do not inherit those permissions. For example, if you have a page called "My Curriculum Vitae" attached to a private page called "My Stuff", the "My Curriculum Vitae" page would still appear in search results, etc., unless you also apply the relevant page level permissions to it.

When you restrict viewing of a page to yourself or a specific user group, anyone who cannot see the page will not see it's children listed in the Site Map even though they will still have access to those child pages (unless you add restrictions to them). They will still be able to get to the child pages using the search, Alphabetical Index or Links to the page, etc.

Restricting the view of the Space Home Page is not a very good idea! Anyone who can't view the page would get an error message as soon as they enter the space and, well, just don't do it...

Space Administrators and System Administrators can bypass your page level permissions, enabling them to see and edit your content.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q Can I hide part of a page depending on who's looking at it?
A Yes. See the hide-from macro and the show-to macro.
Q If someone does not have access to a space, will they be able to see my page if I set it's restriction to either "No Restriction" or their particular user group?
A No. Space level permissions take priority over page level permissions. Furthermore, Global permissions take priority over Space permissions so for your page level permissions to work the user must be able to use Confluence and be able to view the Space that contains your page.

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