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Prevent data export

For security purposes, your organization may want to remove the ability to export data. Preventing page and blog exports from your products can be achieved through a data security policy with the data export rule. Learn more about data security policies

Configuration options

Data export rule showing allow and don't allow option

The data export rule has two configuration options:

  • Allow page and blog exports: Allows Confluence pages and blogs to be exported to a PDF or Word file. Admins can also partially or entirely export a space to a PDF, XML, HTML and CSV file.

  • Block page and blog exports: Blocks Confluence pages and blogs from being exported to a PDF or Word file. Admins also won’t be able to partially or entirely export a space to a PDF, XML, HTML and CSV file.

The data export rule doesn’t prevent apps from exporting Confluence pages and blogs.

What will my users experience?

When the data export rule blocks page and blog exports, users viewing a page or blog that belongs to a Confluence product covered by the data security policy will not see the Export action in the More actions menu. Admins will also not see the option to export content within a space that belongs to a Confluence product when they navigate to Space settings > Manage space > Export space.

When the data export rule allows page and blog exports, users will be able to see the Export action in the page’s More actions menu. Admins can export content within a space that belongs to a Confluence product when they navigate to Space settings > Manage space > Export space.

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