Jira Server and Data Center feature comparison
If you manage your own Jira Software or Jira Service Management site (it's not hosted by Atlassian), you'll have either a Server or Data Center license.
Your Jira license determines which features and infrastructure choices are available. We want all teams to get the most out of Jira Software and Jira Service Management, so all the core features in each application are available for everyone, including creating projects and issues, determining workflows and permission schemes.
Important changes to our server and Data Center products
We’ve ended sales for new Server licenses, and will end support for server on February 15, 2024. We’re continuing our investment in Data Center with several key improvements. Learn what this means for you
Here's a summary of what you get with each license.
We've indicated where a feature is only available in a particular Jira application (Jira Software or Jira Service Management).
|Core features||Server license||Data Center license|
|Create projects and issues|
Create projects to track issues, bugs, stories, and more.
Customize the steps an issue moves through to suit your project or business. Learn more
|Scrum and Kanban boards (Jira Software)|
Use Scrum and Kanban boards to view, manage and report on work in progress in agile teams. Learn more
|Mobile app (Jira Core and Jira Software)|
Use the iOS or Android app for Server and Data Center. Learn more
|Advanced Roadmaps (Jira Software)|
Plan and track work strategically across multiple teams and projects. Plan based on capacity, track dependencies, manage competing priorities, and explore alternative scenarios. Learn more
|Customer portal (Jira Service Management)|
Let customers submit requests via an easy-to-use portal. Learn more
|Create Automation rules (Jira Service Management)|
Auto-approve, transition, and close issues, or create your own custom rules. Learn more
|Service Level Agreements (SLAs) (Jira Service Management)|
Keep your teams on track by setting response goals for requests. Learn more
|External user directories |
Store users in Active Directory, Crowd, Jira or another LDAP directory. Learn more
|Multiple identity providers|
Use more than one IdP, and disable login methods you don't want to use (such as basic authentication). Learn more
|High availability and performance at scale|
Old projects, closed issues, a gazillion of custom fields, unused workflows - all these affect Jira and its indexing time. Keep them under control and you see the improvement. Learn more
Stale node configuration
|Content Delivery Network (CDN) support|
Improve geo-performance for distributed teams. Learn more
|Infrastructure and control|
|Archive projects and issues|
Archive projects and issues once they're no longer needed. Learn more
Custom field optimizer
Custom field indexing times
|Bulk delete custom fields|
See how many issues are using custom fields, and delete unwanted fields in bulk. Learn more
Configure Jira as an OAuth 2.0 provider, allowing external applications to access Jira. Learn more
|Business intelligence and monitoring|
Export all Confluence data for analysis in your preferred business intelligence platform. Learn more
|Your own hardware |
Run Jira applications on your own physical servers, virtualized servers, or in the data center of your choice.
|AWS Quick Start |
Use our Cloud Formation Template to deploy Jira applications on AWS. Learn more
Use our template to deploy Jira applications on Azure. Learn more