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Atlassian Confluence 5 Essentials

By : Stefan Kohler
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Atlassian Confluence 5 Essentials

By: Stefan Kohler

Overview of this book

Every idea, concept, and project needs documentation, which is traditionally kept in a variety of documents on different devices. Confluence 5 centralizes that documentation and provides it in one single location, available from almost any device and location. Atlassian Confluence 5 Essentials is a practical, hands-on guide explaining not only how to install and administrate Confluence, but also everything you need to create, share, and collaborate on your documentation. This book will give you everything you need to get started with Confluence. Before you can start creating content, Confluence needs to be available. That is exactly where we start with this book; installing Confluence. Through a number of clear, practical exercises you will go from installation and administration, to creating content and involving your teammates. This book will teach you how to quickly create compelling content. You will learn how to involve your teammates in the process, using the Confluence workbox and share features. You will learn how Confluence can be customized with regards to look and feel, extra functionality, and integration with other tools, so that there is nothing in your way when you want to introduce Confluence 5 within your organisation. If you need to develop better collaboration on mission critical projects, then this book is for you!
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Atlassian Confluence 5 Essentials
About the Author
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Managing groups

Groups are collections of users. A group can be used to successfully manage a large number of users. Administrators are allowed to create groups in Confluence and add users to these groups. Permissions are then assigned to groups instead of users to allow easier management.

There are two default groups already available in Confluence, and these are special groups:

  • confluence-administrators: This group represents the "super users". The members of this group can access the Administration Console and perform side-wide administrative actions, such as installing plugins or changing the security of your site.

  • confluence-users: This is the default group for all new users. Users in this group are allowed to log in to Confluence and add to your license user-limit.


The Confluence administrator permission and the confluence-administrators group are not related

Although the name suggests they are related, they are not. Granting a user or group the Confluence Administrator permission...