Script Console

Use the Script Console to run one-off ad hoc scripts and to learn and experiment with the Confluence API.

You can type your script directly into the browser or click the File tab, where you type the path to a file. The file can be a fully qualified pathname to a .groovy file that is accessible to the server. If you provide a relative pathname, the file is resolved relative to your script roots. By default, there is one script root automatically created, <confluence_home>/scripts/

Read more about script roots and script plugins.


You can use one of these examples in your instance or modify it to fit a new situation.

Enumerate All Public Spaces

Use the following code to return all names of all global spaces:

import com.atlassian.confluence.spaces.SpaceManager
import com.atlassian.sal.api.component.ComponentLocator

def spaceManager = ComponentLocator.getComponent(SpaceManager)
spaceManager.allSpaces.findAll {
}.collect {

List Pages and Authors Across Spaces

Use the following code to find all spaces, pages, and authors for all spaces in the Confluence instance. 

This example is limited to three spaces and ten pages because it's not practical to hold all this information in a string for large instances.

The code returns a Map, where the keys are the Space objects and the values are a list of Page objects.

import com.atlassian.confluence.pages.Page
import com.atlassian.confluence.pages.PageManager
import com.atlassian.confluence.spaces.Space
import com.atlassian.confluence.spaces.SpaceManager
import com.atlassian.sal.api.component.ComponentLocator
import groovy.xml.MarkupBuilder

def spaceManager = ComponentLocator.getComponent(SpaceManager)
def pageManager = ComponentLocator.getComponent(PageManager)

def spaces = spaceManager.allSpaces.findAll { it.isGlobal() }.take(3) // <1>

Map<Space, List<Page>> pagesInfo = spaces.collectEntries { space ->

        (space): pageManager.getPages(space, true).findAll {
            it instanceof Page
        }.take(10) //<2>

Line 12: Gets the first three spaces in this Confluence instance

Line 18: Gets page information for up to ten pages for each space

This example is limited to three spaces and ten pages because it’s not practical to hold all this information in a string for large instances.

To view this data in a more organized way, format the data into a table by appending this code to the example code above:

def writer = new StringWriter()
def builder = new MarkupBuilder(writer)

builder.table(class: "aui") {
    thead {
        tr {

    tbody {
        pagesInfo.each { space, pages ->

            if (pages.size() > 0) {

                pages.each { page ->
                    tr {
                        th {
                        td(page.creator?.name ?: "N/A")


When you click Run, your screen should appear like this:

Disable Inactive Users

Test all potentially wide-ranging operations like this in a staging environment first.

Use the following code to disable all the users who are inactive for the last three months:

import com.atlassian.confluence.user.UserAccessor
import com.atlassian.sal.api.component.ComponentLocator
import com.atlassian.user.UserManager
import groovy.time.TimeCategory

def userManager = ComponentLocator.getComponent(UserManager)
def userAccessor = ComponentLocator.getComponent(UserAccessor)
def loginManager = ComponentLocator.getComponent(LoginManager)
def permissionManager = ComponentLocator.getComponent(PermissionManager)

def threeMonthsBack
use(TimeCategory) {
    threeMonthsBack = 3.months.ago // <1>
def users = userManager.users // <2>

def page = users.currentPage

while (true) {

    page.each { user ->

        if (userAccessor.isDeactivated(user)) {

        def userLoginInfo = loginManager.getLoginInfo(user) // <3>
        def lastSuccessfulLoginDate = userLoginInfo?.lastSuccessfulLoginDate

        def toDeactivate = !lastSuccessfulLoginDate || lastSuccessfulLoginDate < threeMonthsBack // <4>
        if (toDeactivate) {
            log.warn "Found user: ${} with last login date ${lastSuccessfulLoginDate}, will deactivate"
            return // <5>

            if (!permissionManager.isSystemAdministrator(user)) { // <6>
       "Deactivating user.."

    if (users.onLastPage()) {
    } else {

Line 15: Selects a date three months prior to today

Line 17: Gets all the users

Line 30: Gets login information for a specific user to get the last successful login date

Line 33: Compares the two dates to see whether the user is inactive for the last three months, or if they have never logged in

Line 36: Prints the message. You can remove this return statement to actually disable the messages

Line 38: Disables the user if the user is required and not a system administrator

The script takes a while to execute if you have a large user base.

Add/Remove User from Group

The following example shows how to add or remove users from Confluence groups. In this example, a group called deactivated users is created. You could combine this code with the example code above to move all deactivated users to a group for easy identification.

import com.atlassian.confluence.user.UserAccessor
import com.atlassian.sal.api.component.ComponentLocator
import com.atlassian.user.GroupManager

def groupManager = ComponentLocator.getComponent(GroupManager)
def userAccessor = ComponentLocator.getComponent(UserAccessor)

def inactiveGroup = groupManager.getGroup("Deactivated users") ?: groupManager.createGroup("Deactivated users") // <1>

def usersToMove = ["anuser", "u100"] // <2>

usersToMove.each { username ->

    def user = userAccessor.getUserByName(username)

    if (user) { "Removing user ${} from confluence-users"
        def confUsersGroup = groupManager.getGroup("confluence-users")
        groupManager.removeMembership(confUsersGroup, user) // <3> "Add user ${} to the group: 'Deactivated Users'"
        groupManager.addMembership(inactiveGroup, user) // <4>

Line 8: Creates a new user group, Deactivated Users, if it does not exist

Line 10: Defines the hard-coded list of users to modify

Line 19: Removes group membership for the user

Line 22: Adds the user to the group created in step 1

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