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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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We have learned more about how to keep our content private using space permissions and page restrictions. Confluence has a hierarchical permission structure starting with super users who are allowed to change all permissions and view all content. With regard to security, a good rule to follow is to limit the number of users with administrative access to an absolute minimum.

It's important to note that restricting permissions can help to limit access to content that you create, but this works against the intended use and benefits of the application. Confluence is a wiki and as such is intended to encourage collaboration and sharing. Keep this in mind when you limit access to areas of your Confluence instance to specific users and groups.

The next chapter will go into customizing the look and feel of Confluence, so that it incorporates your company's branding.