Documentation for JIRA 4.0. Documentation for other versions of JIRA is available too.

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When you upgrade or renew your JIRA license, you will receive a new license key. You will need to update your JIRA server with the new license key.


You can access your license key via

To update your JIRA license key,

  1. Log in to JIRA as a user with the 'JIRA System Administrators' global permission.
  2. Click the 'Administration' link in the top navigation bar.
  3. Click the 'License Details' link in the left navigation column (under 'System').
  4. This will display your existing JIRA license details, and an empty box called 'Update License'. Paste your new license into this box.
  5. Click the 'Add' button to update the JIRA installation with the new license.

Screenshot : License Details

Have a user-based licence?

If you have a user-based (e.g. personal) license, then the user limit of your license will be displayed on the 'License Details' page. This field is periodically refreshed, but you can retrieve the latest user limit by clicking the 'Refresh' button.

Need more information about licensing?


Screenshot : License Details

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