Space Groups/Users

Space groups

Groups with administrative global permissions will not be able to be manipulated through the Space Groups tab for security reasons. Delegated groups can be used as a workaround.

Creating a space group

In order to allow the creation of Space specific groups, you will need to have the Group Actions Permitted setting enabled in the CSUM configuration.

Once you have navigated to the CSUM interface in your desired Space, you can now proceed to create groups that are specific to the Space alone. Groups created in the space will be prefixed and suffixed with preconfigured values that can be modified in the CSUM configuration page. By default all space group names are prefixed with the space key for the space.

To create a new space group, press the Create group button. Pressing the button will open the Create group pop-up window, the desired name for the group can be entered in the Group Name field, a preview of the final group name will be shown in the Preview field with the configured group name prefix and suffix applied. In this example the space key is TS so the final group name has been prefixed with the lower-case space key (all groups in confluence must have lower-case names).

Pressing the Create button will close the group creation dialogue, the newly created group will now be shown in the list of space groups.


Newly created Space groups are given the View permission in the Space that they are created in.

Deleting a space group

To delete a space group from a Confluence space, click on the name of an existing space group within CSUM, clicking on a space group will select the group. Once a group has been selected it will be highlighted, pressing the Delete Group button above the list of group members will then trigger a warning pop-up where you must confirm that you really do want to delete the selected space group. Upon pressing Delete the group will be removed from Confluence and the list of space groups in CSUM will update to reflect the group deletion.

Renaming a space group

See here for in-depth information about Group renames within CSUM:

Managing space group memberships

Adding users to a space group

To add users to an existing space group, first select the space group by clicking on its name. Once selected, the group will be highlighted, the Add User button above the group membership view will become usable. Click Add User which will trigger a pop-up window where multiple users can be selected. Within the Select User(s) field you can begin typing the names of existing Confluence users, suggestions for users will appear below the field, pressing on a user's name will add them to to the field. Multiple users can be defined in the Select User(s) field to be added to a space group.

Upon pressing Add the selected user(s) will be added to the space group as group members. The members of the space group will be updated in the CSUM view.

Removing users from a space group

To remove users from an existing space group, first select the space group containing the users by clicking on its name, this will load the group members into the membership pane on the right side of the CSUM view. Within the membership pane you can then use the search box to find the users to remove from the group, clicking on a user will select that user (currently selected users are highlighted), multiple users can be selected by holding Ctrl when clicking. Once all the desired users to remove from the group have been selected, click the Remove User button above the membership pane, the selected users will be removed from the selected Space Group.

Assigning Space permissions to a space group

Once you have created your space groups you can then assign them the desired permissions from the Permissions screen in the Space Tools section. By default space groups are created with the View permission within the space.

Group Members Lastname Column Since 3.1.2

If a System Administrator has selected a ‘User Lastname Extraction Strategy’ a new ‘Lastname’ column will be added to Group Member tables.


Working with Crowd

Please take a look at the following page for Crowd .