Users and permissions
There are several options for managing your Bamboo users and groups:
- Manage locally in Bamboo.
- Manage with Atlassian's Jira applications or Crowd.
- Manage with an external user repository, such as LDAP.
On this page:
Note that the information on this page doesn't relate to application-level security for Bamboo – see Security instead.
Select a user management option
To select how you want to manage users in Bamboo:
- From the top navigation bar select > Security > User directories.
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
- Select 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:
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 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.