Managing groups

Jira groups

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:

  • is a member of the Administrators project role.
  • has the Jira Administrators and the Jira System Administrators global permissions.
  • Membership should be limited to a few Jira Administrators or super users.
  • Provides unlimited access.
  • Recommended to never delete or alter permissions for this group because it would limit accessibility to the Jira instance.


Jira Core

By default, these groups have the Browse Users, Create Shared Filter, Bulk Change and Manage Group Filter Subscriptions global permissions.

  • Optional user groups.
  • May be useful if your Jira instance has very few users that require generic, standard access.
  • Can be deleted if your Jira instance requires granular,  specific access for individual groups of users.
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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.

Last modified on Oct 6, 2021

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