There are three general types of spaces in Wiki@UCSF:
How to Give a User Access
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.
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 logs in is automatically added to the 'confluence-users' group and will be able to see your space.
Accessible only to certain Wiki@UCSF users you select
Only groups (not including 'confluence-users') and individual users have permissions in the space
A login account is required for users to log in to the wiki and access any space that is not public. A login account may be any of the following:
When a user logs in to Wiki@UCSF for the first time, a wiki identity is automatically created for the user. Then Once this happens, you'll be able to add the user to groups or give individual user permissions (see #Managing Permissions section below).
In To manage permission for your space, go to the Browse menu (top right) and select Space Admin. Then , then select the Permissions link (on the left side menu) to see which groups and individuals have permission to access your space.
To change permissions:
or add permissions, click the Edit Permissions button
. Check/uncheck boxes depending on
what kind of permissions you want
to give, then click the Save All button
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.).
Any user who is a member of a group with access to your space will be able to access your space. You can manage your own user 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 detailed instructions, see Managing Your Own Groups.
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.
To add an individual user, click the Edit Permissions button and start typing the user's name. When you see the user you want, click his/her name then click the Add button.
The user's name will appear in the list of Individual Users with View permissions only. Check additional boxes based on the permissions you want to give and then click the Save All button.
If you can't find the user, he/she may not have a wiki identity yet. You can either:
If you turn on Anonymous Access, allow Anonymous access to your space, it will be visible to the public with no login required. If you want your space to be public, we recommend giving only View and Add Comment permissions to anonymous Anonymous users. Also, never give Space Admin permission to anonymous Anonymous users.
For detailed information about permission types, see the Confluence documentation on