Introduction to Crowd

This page gives a brief introduction to Crowd, for people who will view and update their login and user profile information in Crowd.

What is 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.

Using Crowd

The Crowd administrator has access to Crowd's Administration Console, which provides the functions described in the Administration Guide.

Every authorized Crowd user has access to Crowd's Self-Service Console, where you can edit your user profile, change your password and view other information about your Crowd username. The User Guide describes this functionality.

Some Terminology

Here is a list of all entries in the glossary, plus the first few lines of content. Click a link to see the full text for each entry.

Last modified on Apr 15, 2024

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