Crowd Server and Data Center feature comparison

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If you use Atlassian Crowd for managing users, you'll have either a Crowd Server or Crowd Data Center license. 

Your Crowd license determines which features and infrastructure choices are available.  

Feature comparison

Here's a summary of what you get with each license. 

Core featuresServer licenseData Center license
Centralized identity management
Manage users and control application access and permissions in one single location.

Single sign-on
Provide one simple, single sign-on (SSO) experience for all your Atlassian products, including Jira, Confluence, and Bitbucket.

Multiple user directories
Map any combination of directories to a single application, and manage authentication permissions in the same place.

High availability and performance at scale

Clustering
Run Crowd on multiple nodes for high availability. Learn more

Infrastructure and Control

Audit log
Track key activities, diagnose problems, and verify important actions in-app, or via REST. Learn more

Group-level administration
Delegate group membership management to users. Learn more

Centralized license visibility
Get visibility into the login activity of Jira, Confluence, and Bitbucket users to identify license waste. Learn more

Azure AD user filtering
Selective synchronization for user groups in Azure Active Directory. Learn more

Multi-domain single sign-on
Single sign-on (SSO) for instances across different domains. Learn more

Deployment options

Your own hardware
Run Crowd on your own physical servers, virtualized servers, or in the data center of your choice.

How do you decide what is included in each license?

We want all teams to get the most out of Crowd, so all the core features related to creating and managing users are available for everyone.  

Some features are developed specifically for customers with a Data Center license. These may be specific to the needs of larger enterprises, or may provide additional infrastructure or administrative options to help you when Crowd is essential to getting work done in your organization. 

Find out more about how we prioritize features for our Server and Data Center products in our blog.

Which license is right for your organization?

Considering switching? The following articles may help you decide if a Data Center license is right for your organization.

Last modified on Nov 26, 2019

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