The access rights management discussed here also applies to Linchpin without restrictions. Confluence knows three levels of permissions: Global permissions, space permissions, and page permissions (or page restrictions).

Global permissions apply to the entire Confluence system. All content in Confluence is organised in spaces which can be used to cluster related information, for example, a team or a department can have their own space. Within spaces, there are pages which can be organised in hierarchies. As a space adminstrator, you may change the permissions for an entire space which are then imposed on all pages in that space. On a lower level, it is possible to define permissions for individual pages or page trees in a fine grained-manner.

Global Permissions

Confluence has an hierarchical approach to access rihgts management and provides a fine grained permissions management at system level. These global permissions apply to the entire system and are inherited by all spaces, pages and child pages. They can then be overwritten at the space- and page-level.

A standard user will very rarely be confronted with system-level permissions. Please refer to Atlassian's online documentation of global permissions for more detailed information.

Space Permissions

Users with appropriate permissions can create and configure their own spaces. Usually, this is done by space administrators who also later on will be able to administer the space persmissions.


Space administrators can manage permissions for spaces. System administrators can also manage permissions for spaces, including adding or removing space administrator permissions for a space. Have a look at the permissions of an example Confluence space.

Please refer to Atlassian's detailed online documentation on Assigning Space Permissions for more information on configuring space permissions in Confluence.  Within spaces, it is possible to configure permissions for individual pages.

Access control via differentiated rights and control management


Page Permissions

As a user, you can recognise restricted pages as they will be flagged with a little lock symbol.

Any user with the appropriate permissions can restrict a page for specific users or groups. Have a look at the video to learn how this works.

Confluence allows to apply restrictions separately for viewing and for editing of the page. Page restrictions are also valid for all child pages, this means that all child pages of a page will inherit the page restrictions of their parent page. In case a page has many child pages, this can cause that changing permissions on the parent page takes some time to process.

Users visiting a restricted page without appropriate permissions (e.g. via an e-mail link) may request access.

The page editors can then grant access to that user.

Atlassian's online documentation of Page Restrictions contains more information on that topic. For general information and an introduction to the permissions management in Confluence, please see Atlassians online documentation on Giving People Access to Content.


Access right to documents should be easy to setup



Linchpin Intranet Features

Requirements for an Intranet solution

The following pages allow you to learn more about the requirements that are set at modern Intranet Solutions and how we address these with our Confluence-based Intranet "LINCHPIN".

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