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User Accounts

A login account is required to access any wiki space that is not public.

UCSF Faculty, Staff, and Students

Must use a MyAccess account:

Other Universities

Users from the following universities can log in with their local campus account:

  • Berkeley Lab
  • Boston University
  • UC Berkeley
  • UC Davis
  • UC Irvine
  • UC Los Angeles
  • UC Merced
  • UC Riverside
  • UC San Diego
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • UC Santa Cruz

Guest Accounts

To request a guest account, a user must:

  1. Go to
  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

Space Types

These are the three basic types of spaces you can choose from when you request a new space.  You can create a hybrid space by using page restrictions to limit access to part of a space.



Login Required



Accessible to anyone

Accessible to all logged-in users

Accessible only to selected users

Default Permissions Structure

'Anonymous' has view permissions, and group 'confluence-users' has view and create permissions

Group 'confluence-users' has view and create permissions

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

How to Grant Access to a New User

No action necessary

Make sure user has a valid login account (see User Accounts)

Make sure user has a valid login account (see User Accounts), then add user to a group or give individual user permissions (see Quick Tips)

Additional Information

Wiki@UCSF policy is that anonymous users are allowed to view only. If a user wants to contribute content to the wiki, he/she must log in.

In addition to all UCSF users, this type of space is visible to all users at universities in the User Accounts table above and users who have a guest MyAccess account.

Private spaces are invisible to anyone who has not been given access permission. They don't appear on other users' Dashboards or in search results.


When you go to the Permissions screen (Browse > Space Admin > Permissions), you can give individuals and groups the following permissions in your space:


user can view this space's content, including the space's details, and its pages and news items (blog posts)


  • Add – user may create and edit pages in this space.
  • Export – user may export pages in this space.
  • Restrict – user may apply page-level restrictions.
  • Remove – user may remove pages in this space.


  • Add – user may add and edit blog posts in this space.
  • Remove – user may remove blog posts in this space.


  • Add – user may make comments in this space.
  • Remove – user may remove comments from this space.


  • Add – user may add attachments in this space.
  • Remove – user may remove attachments from this space.


  • Remove – user may delete individual mail items.


  • Export – user may export content from this space.
  • Admin – user has administrative permissions over this space.
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