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  2. CONF-1053

Bulk space permissions editing for global administrators

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      Editing a space's permissions under 1.0 requires the administrator actually clicks through to the space's summary and from there goes to editing the permissions. Even for a fairly simple Confluence setup with multiple user groups and multiple spaces, administering the permissions is already getting quite cumbersome and it's quite hard to get a picture of what spaces a single group or user can actually view/edit/etc.

      Please add a new tool into the Administrator section which lists all the spaces in the system and lets the admin edit the spaces permissions without having to go through to the summary of the space. Also please make it possible to list the space access rights of a group and/or a user to make it possible to view what content access the user or group has.

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          Sulka Haro added a comment -

          Some thousands of issues later, there's been related issues emerging: CONF-4075 CONF-5450.

          We really need permission views on groups and users which are not resource-based.

          Basically, I want to have a view where I can click on a user and see which spaces explicitly mention the user in their permissions AND which spaces grant the user view permission based on his/her groups. Similarly, I want to see a report on each group which tells me which spaces refer to the the groups.

          The administration of the space permissions was already getting out of hand two years ago when I originally reported this issue and you can imagine how complex our setup is now.

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          Sulka Haro added a comment - Some thousands of issues later, there's been related issues emerging: CONF-4075 CONF-5450 . We really need permission views on groups and users which are not resource-based. Basically, I want to have a view where I can click on a user and see which spaces explicitly mention the user in their permissions AND which spaces grant the user view permission based on his/her groups. Similarly, I want to see a report on each group which tells me which spaces refer to the the groups. The administration of the space permissions was already getting out of hand two years ago when I originally reported this issue and you can imagine how complex our setup is now.
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          Roswitha Gartner added a comment -

          We also need functionality for configuration of permissions over all spaces - it takes a lot of time to do that individually.
          Affects version 5.x.

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          Roswitha Gartner added a comment - We also need functionality for configuration of permissions over all spaces - it takes a lot of time to do that individually. Affects version 5.x.
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          Normand Carbonneau added a comment -

          Here is my use case:

          A few years ago, we defined the Global Permissions on Spaces that was including access by a specific security group (all our internal employees) to all our spaces by default.

          Years have passed, and 250 Spaces later, we need to rename the security groups because of a company merge, but unfortunately, JIRA does not allow us to rename groups. So, we created a new group and we want to remove the old group from permissions on the existing 250 Spaces as well as adding permissions for the new group.

          But once again, this is not allowed, so, we end up having to manually change the permissions on each Space individually because we are using On-Demand version.

          Any suggestion?

          Thanks, Normand

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          Normand Carbonneau added a comment - Here is my use case: A few years ago, we defined the Global Permissions on Spaces that was including access by a specific security group (all our internal employees) to all our spaces by default. Years have passed, and 250 Spaces later, we need to rename the security groups because of a company merge, but unfortunately, JIRA does not allow us to rename groups. So, we created a new group and we want to remove the old group from permissions on the existing 250 Spaces as well as adding permissions for the new group. But once again, this is not allowed, so, we end up having to manually change the permissions on each Space individually because we are using On-Demand version. Any suggestion? Thanks, Normand

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