Users and permissions

There are several options for managing your Bamboo users and groups:

On this page:

Note that the information on this page does not relate to application-level security for Bamboo – see Security instead.

Choose a user management option

To choose how you want to manage users in Bamboo:

  1. Click the  icon in the Bamboo header and choose  Overview.
  2. Navigate to User repositories (under 'Security'.
  3. Choose one of the user management options:

    Manage locally in Bamboo
    Managing users
    Managing groups

    Manage with Atlassian's JIRA applications
    Allowing Other Applications to Connect to JIRA applications for User Management

    Manage with Atlassian's Crowd
    Integrating Bamboo with Crowd

    Manage in a custom external user directory
    Integrating Bamboo with LDAP

  4. Click Save.

About users and authors

An author is any person who checks in code to a repository that is associated with a Bamboo plan. An author need not be a Bamboo user.

Depending on your organization's requirements, you can configure Bamboo to grant access to non-users. However, only Bamboo users can:

About groups

Bamboo groups are used to specify which users will have global permissions and plan permissions. They can also be used to specify which users will receive notifications about a plan's build results. You can create and delete as many groups as you need. You will typically create at least one group per project.

A special group called bamboo-admin is automatically created when you install Bamboo. Members of this group have Bamboo administration rights.

Bamboo permissions

Bamboo permissions control access to plans, builds and administration functions. See Managing permissions.

A plan permission is the ability to perform a particular operation on a plan and its jobs. For each plan, different permissions can be granted to particular groups and/or users. A global permission is the ability to perform a particular operation in relation to Bamboo as a whole.


Last modified on Mar 16, 2018

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