Getting the right version
Automation for Jira Server is easy to install from the Atlassian Marketplace and you can start creating rules immediately. Once you get going, you'll be guided through the creation of your first automation rules in one of your existing projects, or in a brand new sample project. This article on using sample rules shows you how to dive right in using Automation for Jira.
There are two editions of Automation for Jira in the Atlassian marketplace. Here's a summary:
|Edition||Automation for Jira Pro||Automation for Jira - Server Lite|
|Hosting||Server & Data Center||Server|
|Who it's for?||Any team wanting the full power of Automation for Jira.||Small teams using subset of features.|
|Limitations||None - with Pro you get it all.||You get unlimited rule executions, but features are restricted.|
|Download||Automation for Jira||Automation for Jira - Server Lite|
For a full feature by feature comparison, please see the Pro vs Lite table below. You can try out the app before buying a licence for up to one month for free.
All Marketplace licensing is controlled by Atlassian. You can read more about it here but we have laid out the basics below.
You can trial Automation for Jira Server for up to 6 months. The trial can sometimes be extended by Atlassian upon request.
Pro vs Lite
We offer a free (lite) version of Automation for Jira to enable smaller teams to automate their processes without needing to pay. You can upgrade from Lite to Pro at any time by installing the Pro version. For more details, please read our detailed guides on upgrading. You can downgrade from Pro to Lite by first uninstalling Pro (in Manage add-ons), then re-enabling Lite.
If you downgrade from Pro to Lite, any automation rules using Pro-only rule components will no longer work. It is recommended to check which components you use before downgrading.
|Automation for Jira Pro||Automation for Jira - Server Lite|
|Jira Data Center|
|No. of rule executions||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Project admin access|
|Working with related issues|
|Field value changed|
|Issue property updated|
|Multiple issue events|
|Service limit breached|
|SLA threshold breached|
|Issue attachments condition|
|Related issues condition|
|Add Service Desk Customer|
|Comment on issue|
|Create Service Desk request|
*When editing the Organization field, the option to use the Reporter's email domain is only available in the Pro version.
|Re-fetch issue data|
|Send Microsoft Teams message|
|Send Slack message|
|Send Twilio notification|
|Set entity property|
Third party actions
Automation for Jira Server allows extensions from other app vendors in the Atlassian Marketplace that contribute actions directly in our UI. Most of these apps and their actions are available in the Lite version, but not all of them. For details on available actions and apps, see Third party actions.