Managing nested groups
This page describes how Jira handles nested groups that exist in one or more of your directory servers. Note that if you're using nested groups, you can't use an LDAP directory for delegated authentication .
Enabling Nested Groups
You can enable or disable support for nested groups on each directory individually. Select User Directories from the Jira administration menu, edit the directory and select Enable Nested Groups. See Configuring user directories.
- Make sure that your directory server supports nested groups before you enable nested groups for a specific directory type in Jira.
- You can nest internal groups in internal groups, or external groups in external groups. You can't nest an internal group in an external group or vice versa.
- Please read the rest of this page to understand what effect nested groups will have on authentication (login) and permissions in Jira, and what happens when you update users and groups in Jira.
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- Configuring the internal directory
- Connecting to an LDAP directory
- Connecting to an internal directory with LDAP authentication
- Connecting to Crowd or another Jira application for user management
- Managing multiple directories
- Migrating users between user directories
- Synchronizing data from external directories