Confluence is designed to help you collaborate with your team. You can easily add users, invite users, or allow new users to sign themselves up.
In this step, you will invite a user to come and try Confluence, and then manually add a user.
You need to be an Administrator to add users.
Let's try it now. To invite a user:
To add a user:
That's it, you've now added one user, and invited another to join you in Confluence. Now you need to think about permissions.
Permissions control what a user can do in individual spaces and across the whole confluence site.
Users hold permissions as individuals (for example over content they have created) and by being a member of a group.
There are a number of default groups in Confluence OnDemand:
|users||These are your typical users. They can add spaces, create content and collaborate.|
|administrators||These are your admins. They can access the Confluence Administration console and create new users.|
|system-administrators||These are the Atlassian administrators who look after your OnDemand instance.|
|anonymous||These are users who are not logged in. You can choose to grant them permissions for your site.|
There are a couple of differences between OnDemand and Installed Confluence. In Installed Confluence, the 'users' group is called 'confluence-users' and in OnDemand some admin functions are restricted.
In this example you will create a new group called 'project-team' and add your new users. You need to be an administrator to add a group.
To create the group and add users:
Your group has been created. Next you can grant some permissions to the group.
Now any user added to the 'project-team' group will be able to access Space Tools, and administer the space.
You need to be a space administrator to grant permissions using this method. Most commonly the space administrator is the user who created the space. Members of the administrators group can also do this via Confluence Admin > Space Permissions.
Confluence supports anonymous users. You are probably an anonymous user in our Confluence site right now.
Anonymous access is turned off by default. Once Anonymous access is turned on across your site, you can decide what permissions you would like to grant anonymous users in each space.
You may decide to make only some spaces accessible to anonymous users.