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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

Public signup

It is possible to enable a public signup for your Confluence site. People can then add their own usernames and log in to the site immediately.

If you want to restrict your site to a particular set of users, you may want to restrict the e-mail domains or disable public signup completely.

To enable or disable public signup:

  1. Browse to the Administration Console (Administration | Confluence Admin).

  2. Choose Users in the left-hand menu.

  3. Select the User Signup Options tab.

The preceding screenshot shows us a couple of options.

We can enable or disable the public signup with a single checkbox. Enabling public signup also gives us the possibility to restrict the users' e-mail addresses to one or more domains.


You need to set up an e-mail server before you can configure domain-restricted signup. Confluence will send an e-mail to the person signing up, asking to click on a link to verify their e-mail address.

A very useful feature is to notify administrators by e-mail when an account is created...