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  • Hide From Anonymous User Macro


Hides a text fragment from an anonymous user.

Confluence Content
projectdoc Toolbox Version

This is a simple macro that will reveal it's body content only to users that have themselves authenticated with the server.

If you provide controls for creating new pages from templates, set these controls in the body of the macro.

The Content is not secure!


Please note that this is only a convenience for the user. The content of the box is for example still indexed by Lucene or will be displayed, e.g. if the user has access to the page's source code or there is a preview function on a page.

Therefore do not add confidential information!

The hiding mechanism is therefore to be considered on the same level as hiding HTML fragments by means of CSS or client-side JavaScript. The user has access to the information.

Especially do not use this macro for property values with the Document Properties Marker Macro! Use this macro in document bodies only.

Note on using confidential information: If allowed by your information policy, put confidential information on a separate page (using page restrictions to control access) and use the Transclusion Macro to render it on a page.



The text to show instead of the hidden text.



To hide the Create from Template macro from anonymous users, use the following:

Example: Hide from Anonymous User with Create From Template Macro
<ac:structured-macro ac:name="projectdoc-hide-from-anonymous-user">
  <ac:parameter ac:name="atlassian-macro-output-type">BLOCK</ac:parameter>
        <ac:structured-macro ac:name="create-from-template">
        <ac:parameter ac:name="buttonLabel">Create New</ac:parameter>
        <ac:parameter ac:name="spaceKey">
          <ri:space ri:space-key="MYSPACE"/>

Related macros

Hide From Viewer Macro

The Hide From Viewer Macro is part of the commercial The projectdoc Toolbox for Atlassian Confluence plugin. It hides the text from users that do not have write access to a page. With this macro, authors and therefore most team members, are able to share information not to be shown to readers.

This is not a security tool! The information is still stored in plain text on the server (as this is true for the Hide From Anonymous User macro). The content is simply not rendered for the users lacking access permissions. But it will eventually be displayed for users who try to reveal it (e.g. through searches, previews, source code, history, etc.).