A Jira group is a convenient way to manage a collection of users. You can use groups throughout Jira to:
- Allow application access.
- Grant global permissions or project specific access.
- Receive email notifications.
- Access issue filters and dashboards.
- Reference workflow conditions.
- Integrate with project roles.
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Jira default groups
Two groups are automatically created when you install Jira for the first time: the jira-administrators group and one user group associated with the application.
Contains people who are Jira system administrators. By default, this group:
By default, these groups have the Browse Users, Create Shared Filter, Bulk Change and Manage Group Filter Subscriptions global permissions.
Jira Service Management
If you're using External User Management, you won't be able to create, delete, or edit groups or group membership from within JIRA, and automatic group membership will not apply. However, you'll still be able to assign groups to project roles.