What is a space? 

Spaces are Confluence's way of organizing content into meaningful categories. Think of them like different folders where you can store your work.

You, and every Confluence user, can also set up a personal space, which you can keep private or make public so others can view and edit the content. Personal spaces are listed along with regular spaces in the space directory. You can also find personal spaces in the people directory and under your user profile.


How do I use a space?

Create as many spaces as you need to get things done:

  • Team spaces – Give each team (QA, HR, Engineering, Support, ...) their own space so they can focus and make their information easier for everyone to find.
  • Project spaces – Put all the information related to your project in one place. This allows everyone to work together in Confluence instead of emailing back and forth.
  • Personal space – Store everything you're working on individually, keep your to-do lists, and polish any content before you move it into another shared space.

Confluence content structure

Stay up to date with spaces

Administer spaces
If you have admin permissions for a space you can:

Space Permissions
Some things we should make clear about space admin permissions:

  • The person who creates a space automatically has admin permissions for that space.
  • Space admins can grant admin permissions to others.
  • Space admins don't have to be Confluence admins and can have special permissions for a single space. For example, you are the admin for your personal space, no matter what kind of access you have anywhere else.