Confluence - how do you make a space public to non-Confluence users?

How do you make a specific space public? We need non-Confluence users to be able to see it, like as if it was an internet space. How does that work?

To make a space accessible to users who aren’t logged into Confluence, or anonymous users, the space can be made public.

By making the space public, you cannot choose who can view content in the space. An public space can be seen by anyone inside or outside your organization.

The Confluence administrator must first grant global permissions to anonymous users so that spaces can be made public. These global permissions don’t automatically give anonymous users the ability to view any content on the site. However, the global permission must be activated so that the space administrator can allow access to anonymous users.

As a space administrator, you can set your space to be public: Click “Space tools” in the sidebar, then click “Permissions.”

Under “Anonymous Access,” click “Edit Permissions.”

Space administration and page restrictions cannot be granted to an anonymous user.

When your Confluence system is behind a firewall, only users authorized to be in your system will have access. By granting anonymous users access, you provide ‘free’ access to users who almost never use the system and don’t personally need to interact with it, without posing a big security risk to the company. This can help you save on license costs.

Watch our Video #49 of the Video Tutorial Series “Learn Atlassian Confluence” and see this page of Atlassian’s documentation for more information.