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  2. CONF-12842

Disabling the People Directory section from the Browse menu

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      Some company policies want to restrict the viewing of a list of users. Thus they would like to disable the people directory and any way to access it.

      Workaround

      Is detailed in this documentation: http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Hiding+the+People+Directory

      However if you navigate to the profile of a user, and then click on the "People" in the breadcrumb link (Dashboard >> People >> FullName >> Profile) or you go to the URL directly <CONFLUENCE_INSTALL>/browsepeople.action, you will be able to access the people directory.

      To workaround this, set up Apache webserver in front of confluence and redirect requests to this URL.

      Original Description

      It would be good to have an option to disable the People Directory section in the Browse menu of the Dashboard page.

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            mgchong Ming Giet Chong [Atlassian] added a comment -

            Ideally, you might want to try the manual workaround below to remove the text from the "Browse" menu:

            1. Shutdown Confluence
            2. Look for global-browse-sections.xml.
            3. Comment/Remove the web-item below:
              <web-item key="global-people" name="People Directory" section="system.browse/global" weight="10">
                      <label key="people.directory.title" />
                      <link linkId="people-directory-link">/peopledirectory.action</link>
                      <condition class="com.atlassian.confluence.plugin.descriptor.web.conditions.NotSharedModeCondition"/>
              </web-item>
              
            4. Restart Confluence

            For Confluence standalone version, the global-browse-sections.xml is located in the WEB-INF\lib\confluence-2.9.jar. After making the changes to the file, you can simply place the file into the WEB-INF\classes\plugins folder. You need to create the plugins folder manually.

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            mgchong Ming Giet Chong [Atlassian] added a comment - Ideally, you might want to try the manual workaround below to remove the text from the "Browse" menu: Shutdown Confluence Look for global-browse-sections.xml. Comment/Remove the web-item below: <web-item key="global-people" name="People Directory" section="system.browse/global" weight="10"> <label key="people.directory.title" /> <link linkId="people-directory-link">/peopledirectory.action</link> <condition class="com.atlassian.confluence.plugin.descriptor.web.conditions.NotSharedModeCondition"/> </web-item> Restart Confluence For Confluence standalone version, the global-browse-sections.xml is located in the WEB-INF\lib\confluence-2.9.jar . After making the changes to the file, you can simply place the file into the WEB-INF\classes\plugins folder. You need to create the plugins folder manually.
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            jlargman Jeremy Largman added a comment - The doc is now updated: http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Hiding+the+People+Directory
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            matt@atlassian.com Matt Ryall added a comment -

            Why do people want to disable the people directory? Is this actually a duplicate of CONF-7837?

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            matt@atlassian.com Matt Ryall added a comment - Why do people want to disable the people directory? Is this actually a duplicate of CONF-7837 ?
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            mueno@fnfr.com Masashi Ueno added a comment -

            Perhaps our situation is unique, but we use Enterprise Hosted Confluence with anonymous access enabled, and we don't want (or need) users to see the individuals who manage the site.

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            mueno@fnfr.com Masashi Ueno added a comment - Perhaps our situation is unique, but we use Enterprise Hosted Confluence with anonymous access enabled, and we don't want (or need) users to see the individuals who manage the site.
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            ben.wright@biola.edu Ben Wright added a comment -

            It would be great if we had not merely an option to disable the link on the dashboard, but disallow anonymous access to the directory entirely. Currently with the manual work-around the actual directory is still searchable/viewable. Hiding the information is much more important to us than the link (though that would be nice too). We want to keep the wiki open to anonymous users so that they can get a sense of what it is before they sign up.

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            ben.wright@biola.edu Ben Wright added a comment - It would be great if we had not merely an option to disable the link on the dashboard, but disallow anonymous access to the directory entirely. Currently with the manual work-around the actual directory is still searchable/viewable. Hiding the information is much more important to us than the link (though that would be nice too). We want to keep the wiki open to anonymous users so that they can get a sense of what it is before they sign up.
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            tmoore Tim Moore [Atlassian] added a comment -
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            tmoore Tim Moore [Atlassian] added a comment - Related JIRA Studio issue: https://studio.atlassian.com/browse/JST-5176
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            jmasson@atlassian.com John Masson added a comment -

            I think the story described here could be achieved by CONF-7837 if it were implemented by removing access to the people directory for all groups.

            As such I'm going to close this issue as a duplicate. For those not already watching it or having voted on CONF-7837 you might like to do so.

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            jmasson@atlassian.com John Masson added a comment - I think the story described here could be achieved by CONF-7837 if it were implemented by removing access to the people directory for all groups. As such I'm going to close this issue as a duplicate. For those not already watching it or having voted on CONF-7837 you might like to do so.

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