User Guide

About Crowd

Atlassian's Crowd is a software application installed by the system administrator. The administrator will also connect one or more of your organization's applications to Crowd. When you log in to a Crowd-connected application, Crowd will verify your password and login permissions.

Using Crowd for single sign-on (SSO), each person needs only one username and password to access all web applications. You can host your own OpenID provider to include external applications.

  • You only need to log in once, to Crowd or a Crowd-connected application. When you start another Crowd-connected application, you will be logged in automatically.
  • When you log out of Crowd or one of the Crowd-connected applications, you will be logged out of Crowd and the other application(s) at the same time.

Crowd also manages the information held about you as a user of other software applications:

  • Your login permissions to various applications.
  • The password you use to log in to those applications.
  • The groups and roles you belong to, which are used by the applications to decide which functions you can perform within the applications.
  • The user directories which hold your information.


You can download the Crowd documentation in PDF, HTML or XML formats.

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Last modified on Dec 10, 2018

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