Page restrictions allow you to control who can view or edit individual pages in a space.
To add or remove restrictions to a page you will need to have permissions to edit the page and 'Restrict' or 'Admin' permission in the space.
Confluence permissions are hierarchical, so page restrictions will not override any space permissions for the user or group.
For example, if you restrict viewing or editing a page to a user who does not have 'view' permissions for the space, they will not be able to see the page, as the page level restrictions cannot override their space permissions.
Some page restrictions are inherited. If you restrict viewing a page to a user or group, all children of that page will also be restricted to the user or group. Edit page restrictions are not inherited.
You can restrict viewing a page or editing a page to a specific user or group.
To restrict viewing or editing a page to a user or group:
The page restrictions have now been applied:
Confluence displays a padlock icon on the byline when a page has current viewing or editing restrictions.
Screenshot: Byline showing page restrictions icon.
To view the restrictions:
Screenshot: Page Restrictions dialog showing viewing restricted to the 'developers' group and editing restricted to two users.
To remove restrictions from a page:
If you navigate to a page that you are not able to view because it has page restrictions applied (for example from a link or page URL) you may be able to request access to the page.
To request access to a restricted page:
If the request access message does not appear, you are not able to request access for that particular page. This usually is because the page has inherited restrictions from a parent page, or you may not have adequate space permissions.
Screenshot: Request access message on a restricted page.
To grant access to a restricted page:
The user will receive an email confirming that access has been granted.
This process is the same as navigating to Tools > Restrictions and adding a 'View' restriction for the user.
Screenshot: Confirm access request.
Who can grant access?
To grant access to a restricted page you will need to have permission to edit that page, and have the 'Restrict' or 'Admin' permission for the space.
Confluence will send an email to the a user who can grant permissions - this will be either the last user (with appropriate permissions) to edit the page, the page creator or a space admin.
You need 'Admin' permissions to view the list of restricted pages in a space.
To view restricted pages:
If your space uses the Documentation theme:
A list of all restricted pages in the space displays.
Space Administrators can remove restrictions from a page
Screenshot: Restricted pages in a space