Stop Invading My Personal Space!

Stop Invading My Personal Space!

A guide to setting up permissions in Confluence

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Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, Robert Pattinson & You… You all have something in common! The issue of people invading your own personal space. Luckily I can offer you a solution to this using your very own Wiki space in Atlassian Confluence.

As a regular user of Confluence you may well have set up your own Personal Space to use as a hub for documents and pages relevant to you, such as helpful hints on your day to day job, or even sensitive data such as your personal appraisal.

You may not be aware that this content can be viewed by other users. Considering this data is personal (it’s in the name right?) you may wish to keep this information to yourself. Fear not, for I am going to share with you the solution to this problem. Permissions.

‘But that can only be set by my Confluence Administrator?!’ I hear you cry… Yes this is normally true, however, with the use of a Confluence Personal Space the power is placed firmly in your hands.

Protecting your space in 6 steps
OK, lets delve into the nitty gritty. To make this as simple as possible I have put together a simple 6 Step Guide.

1. Enter your Personal Space through the User Menu.

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2. Locate the Space tool option (usually located at the bottom left of the page, however this can be theme dependant).

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3. Select the Permissions option.

4. To edit the permissions select the ‘Edit Permissions’ button. Note: This can be edited for both users and groups. To make a change in bulk use the groups option. However if you wish a specific user to still be able to view who is in that group you can select them in the individual users list.

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5. To make change in the editing screen. Simply click in the boxes to ‘tick’ or ‘un-tick’ on which action you would like people to do. This can be as basic as de-selecting “view” so people cannot view your space or customising, on a more granular level, the way other users engage with your personal space. E.g. Users can view your space, but remove their entitlement to comment.

6. Once all your desired changes have been made select the ‘Save All’ option at the bottom to save the changes you have made.

And yes it really is as simple as that!

Thank you for reading, and I hope this has been found useful! Please comment below and I’ll be happy to help. For more help with Confluence check out our training courses by clicking here.

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