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Get Started Using Confluence

Cornell's Confluence site is located at: confluence.cornell.edu.  Getting started with Confluence begins with gaining access to the service and if you not already been given access to a space, requesting a space. See What is a Space? What is a Page?

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Gaining Access with a Cornell NetID or WCMC CWID

On the Cornell Confluence login page, click Continue and log into CUWebLogin as you normally would. To get started, you may want to play around with your own personal space. This can be accessed by clicking on the profile icon in the top right of the page and selecting Add Personal Space.

Gaining Access without a Cornell NetID

You will need a Cornell student, faculty, or staff member to sponsor your use of the system and provision an account for you by adding your e-mail address to a group.  See Adding and Removing Users.  The first time you log in, you'll need to retrieve your password by clicking Forgot your password?

On the next page, enter your username. For non-Cornellians this will be your e-mail address. After submitting this page, Confluence will send you a newly generated password via email. Once you receive that, you should be able to login with it. Once logged in, we strongly recommend that you navigate to the Edit My Profile page, click Password on the left-side menu and set a new password you'll be able to remember.

Requesting a New Space

If you would like a new space for publishing content related to a project, organization, or just for general documentation, you can request one using the Space Request Form. You'll need to log in using CUWebLogin in order to use the Space Request Form.

Once your space is created, you will be notified. It's highly recommended that you review How-To for Space Administrators.

Content in the new space should not be specific to any personal content, since personal content should go in one's personal space. See What is a Space? What is a Page?

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