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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
About the Reviewers

Administrating users

We are now able to add users and groups to Confluence, and administer group memberships. There will be a point where we have to look up a user, change his or her details, or send a new password.

Searching for users

When we want to add users to certain groups, spaces, or do anything that has to do with permissions, we have the option to search for users. Whenever you are able to search for users within Confluence, a magnifying glass icon will be shown. When we click on this icon, a new pop up will be shown, giving us the following two options to search for users:

  • Simple search

  • Membership search


Note that the search is not case sensitive; it doesn't make a difference if you type either upper- or lowercase text. Wildcards are supported but there is no need to use them, the search will return the same results.

Using the simple user search

To search via the simple user search:

  1. Select the User tab on the User Search screen, as shown in the following screenshot.

  2. Type some information...