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  • If a page is visible to the entire internet, it will be cataloged by search engines (Google, Bing) and will appear in search results.
  • Visibility of a page also governs whether files attached to that page, even if they do not appear on that page, are visible.  So, a file in the behind-the-page "attachments" area ( ... menu) will appear in Google or Bing search results.  So be mindful of what's on the page, but also of what's attached to the page.
  • Visibility rights for whole spaces are set by administrators.  If you’d like to limit or open the visibility of a space you manage, you can contact your Confluence Administrator.  
  • You can access the restrictions tool by clicking "..." on the right side of the screen, and choosing "Restrictions."  There is also the "restricted/unrestricted" button  that looks like a padlock, at the top of the editor screen.  If you have page restrictions established, you can reopen the restrictions tool by clicking that padlock.
  • Visibility restrictions are inheritable.  If a parent page's visibility is restricted to one or more users, so too will be child pages.  
  • Editing restrictions are not inheritable.  Even if a parent page is editable by only one user, child pages will be editable by all with access to the space, unless separate editing restrictions are established on those pages, too.  
  • It is also possible to restrict Confluence pages to all Canisius College employees and/or students.  Contact the Center for Online Learning & Innovation if you are interested in this option.



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