Mandatory news are blog posts, which were marked by an eligible user as mandatory news. A mandatory news is displayed to all Confluence users as an overlay when they next open Confluence.
Create Mandatory News
Any blog post can be used for mandatory news. Create a new blog post and make it mandatory news by selecting "Force Display" in the page menu. A warning symbol above the page title will indicate that it is now a mandatory news. The content will now automatically be displayed to all Confluence users in an overlay when they visit Confluence the next time.
Mandatory News only work with static content.
Mandatory News in the overlay are styled with the CSS of the page visited.
In case user name and group name are identical, user name will be preferred when selecting eligible user. It is currently not possible to choose between the two in this particular case.