Confluence (and Space) administrators are able to control which users have access to some forum functionality by mapping forum permissions to already existing Confluence permissions.
The available forum permissions are:
|Add/Remove Forum Page Property||This permission allows users to designate a page as the root of a forum. Setting the forum property will enable the advanced forum features for that page.|
|Add/Remove Sticky Page Property||This permission allows users mark a page as sticky, within a forum. Sticky pages will appear at the top of a forum listing.|
The forum permissions can be mapped to the Confluence space administrator or page edit permission.
The default forum permissions can be defined at a global level in the Confluence administration console. The global setting also allow Confluence administrators to decide if the forum permissions can be changed by space admins.
If the global settings allow, space administrators can change the forum permissions on a space by space basis.
The Forum administration link will only be shown if there are forum permissions that can be edited at a space level.