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Overview

There are three general types of spaces in Wiki@UCSF:

Space Type

Description

Permissions Structure

How to Give a User Access

Public

Accessible to anyone, no login required

Anonymous Access is turned on ('Anonymous' has at least View permissions in the space)

No action necessary. Access is granted to all users, regardless of whether they are logged in.

Login Required

Accessible to all Wiki@UCSF users who are logged in

The 'confluence-users' group has at least View permissions in the space

Make sure the user can log in to Wiki@UCSF (see Wiki Login section below). Any user who can log in is a member of the 'confluence-users' group and will be able to see your space.

Private

Accessible only to certain Wiki@UCSF users you select

Only groups (not including 'confluence-users') and individual users have permissions in the space

First, make sure the user can log in to Wiki@UCSF (see Wiki Login section below). Then, add the user to a group or give individual user permissions (see Managing Permissions section below).

Wiki Login

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UCSF Faculty, Staff, and Students

All UCSF employees and students can log in to Wiki@UCSF with their MyAccess account.  Users who have not activated their MyAccess account should click the 'New User?' link on the wiki login page.

Users who need assistance with their MyAccess user ID and password should:

  • use the links on the wiki login page; or
  • contact 415-514-4100 option 2 followed by option 1 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; or
  • send email to customersupport@ucsf.edu
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Other Universities

We have implemented a system which allows users at other university campuses to log in to Wiki@UCSF with their local campus equivalent of a MyAccess account. So far, we've added the following campuses:

  • Boston University
  • UC Berkeley
  • UC Davis
  • UC San Diego
  • UC Riverside

Scheduled to be added soon:

  • UC Los Angeles

For more information, please contact the

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Guest Accounts

Users who are not entitled to a UCSF MyAccess account and are not affiliated with the other universities on the list may request a MyAccess guest account. The user should:

  1. Go to
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    urlhttps://guest.ucsf.edu/
  2. Click the 'Request A Guest Account' link
  3. Complete the form, making sure to select Wiki as the Sponsoring Group and mention the space name or space administrator name in the Reason field
  4. Click the Request Account button to submit the request
Tip

When a user logs in to Wiki@UCSF for the first time, a wiki identity is automatically created for the user.  Then you'll be able to add the user to groups or give individual user permissions (see below).

Managing Permissions

In your space, go to the Browse menu (top right) and select Space Admin. Then select the Permissions link on the left side menu to see the groups and individuals with permission to access your space. To change permissions:

  1. Click the Edit Permissions button
  2. Check/uncheck boxes depending on which permissions you want the group/individual to have
  3. Click the Save All button (or the Cancel button if you don't want to save your changes)

Basically, if you want a group/individual to be able to only view content, check the View box. If you want the group/individual to be able to add and edit content, check the Add box for each type of content (Pages, News, Comments, etc.).

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Groups

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If a user is a member of a group that has access to your space, then he/she will be able to access your space. You can manage your own groups by clicking the Manage Users/Groups tab. This option is recommended if you want to be able to change permissions for a large number of users at the same time. For more information, see Managing Your Own Groups.

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Individual Users

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Instead of using groups, you can give individual users permissions in your space. This option is recommended if you don't have a lot of users, or you want to give different permissions to different users.

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Anonymous Access

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If you turn on Anonymous Access, then your space will be visible to the public, no login required. If you want your space to be public, we recommend giving only View and Add Comment permissions to anonymous users. Also, never give Space Admin permission to anonymous users.

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For detailed information about permissions, see the Confluence documentation on

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urlhttp://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Assigning+Space+Permissions
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The Space Admin controls are found in the Space Tools menu at the bottom of the left sidebar.

If you're the owner of a space or you've been given Space Admin permissions by the owner, you'll see menu options to control user access and permissions, change the look and feel of the space, and modify other settings.

Space Administrators are the first level of support for granting access to their wiki space.  They are empowered and have the capability (and are better equipped to know the levels of permissions that would be appropriate) to manage users into their Wiki Space. Space Admins have full access to the tools that enables them to do that.  Wiki Admins support them if they run into issues.

In addition to the instructions below for space administrators, check the Wiki Basics and FAQs pages for more information. If you have any further questions, please email the wiki administrators.



Space Admin FAQs

How do I give someone access to my space or find out who already has access?
In your space, click the Space Tools menu (bottom left) and select Permissions. For instructions, see View/Change Permissions and the other links in the 'User Access/Permissions' panel to the right.
Which users are in a user group?
You can use the User List macro to display a list of users in a group. For instructions, see User Group Maintenance. Space Administrators can create a new user group or add/remove users in a group using the Custom Space User Management tool under within Space Tools.
Is it possible to let users see or edit certain pages in a space but not others?
To set restrictions for a page, click the lock icon above the page name. Remember that Viewing/Editing restrictions on a page do not grant viewing/editing permissions to users — they restrict these permissions to certain users or groups among those who have already been granted these permissions in the space (see View/Change Permissions). For additional documentation, see Page Restrictions and Permissions and restrictions.
Is there a list of all restricted pages in my space?
In your space, click the Space Tools menu (bottom left) and select Permissions. Click the Restricted Pages tab to see the list. For additional documentation, see View all restricted pages in a space.
Can I recover a deleted page or attachment?
In your space, click the Space Tools menu (bottom left) and select Content Tools. Click the Trash tab to see a list of deleted pages and attachments. Click the Restore link to the right of the one(s) you want to recover. For additional documentation, see Restore deleted pages.
Can I modify the left sidebar?
In your space, click the Space Tools menu (bottom left) and select Configure Sidebar to modify elements as desired. Don't forget to click the Done button at the bottom to save your changes. For additional documentation, see Configure the Sidebar.
Can I use Google Analytics in my space?
You can use the HTML macro to insert Google Analytics tracking code on any page you want to track in your space. Go to the page you want to track, click Edit, and add an HTML macro in the body of the page by typing {html}. Inside the HTML macro block that appears, paste the javascript tracking code copied from your Google Analytics account. Don't forget to save the page when you're done. It may take up to 24 hours for your data to appear in Google Analytics.
How do I delete my space?
If you no longer need your wiki space, please email the wiki administrators to request that it be deleted. Keep in mind that once the space is removed, it is no longer recoverable. If you want to make a backup of the content in your space before it is removed, see Export Content to Word, PDF, HTML, and XML.



User Access/Permissions

Find out who has access to your space and what they can do there
Add/Remove Individual User
Grant access and permissions to users on an individual basis
Create or maintain a user group for your Space; Set up a page to display a list of users in a group
More Information
All about wiki accounts, space types, and permission types

Additional Documentation

These links go to the Confluence Documentation website: