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  2. CONFCLOUD-7837

People Directory and "controlled" privacy / configure access to People Directory depending on Group membership



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      NOTE: This suggestion is for Confluence Cloud. Using Confluence Server? See the corresponding suggestion.

      Depending on group membership users may (or may not) see users in their own or in other groups in the People Directory.

      Scenario example:

      • Internal people should be able to see all users (from their department and/or project group) as well as all customers that they are responsible for / ideally grouped per company/department/...
      • External users (customers) from company XYZ should be able to see (some) internal users (i.e. those responsible for their project), in addition all users from their own organization (members in the group XYZ) and possibly some users from another company that is utilizing the same product.

      Above could be solved by smart grouping of people, provided that the access to the People Directory is "better" configurable.

      Note: The "Shared Mode" setting in the General Configuration does not solve the issue - this is an all-or-nothing approach, it would be highly desirable to have a fine-grained controlled access to the People Directory in one of the future Confluence releases.

      Atlassian Status as of June 2019

      Hi everyone,

      Thank you for your patience and being so vocal with regards to availability of this feature in Confluence Cloud. We acknowledge that many of you are looking to bring your customers and other external users into your Confluence site and therefore want tighter control over which users can browse the people directory.

      I'm happy to share that we've put this suggestion on our roadmap and are planning to address it in the next 12 months.

      We will keep you updated on the progress and timelines when the feature is going to be delivered.

      Thanks again for your patience.


      Hilary Dubin
      Product Manager, Confluence Cloud




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