- 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.