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, and 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

Feature comparison

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 featuresServer licenseData Center license

Additional language support for Advanced Roadmaps

Customize Advanced Roadmaps by using any of the 22 newly added languages that are now supported in the app. Learn more

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8.21+

Optimized behavior of Activity tabs

Sort any events by oldest or newest first, get more control over the number of events you want to load for a tab, and enjoy performance improvements in issue view with sped-up issue loading time. Learn more

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9.0+

Comments reactions

Express interest, provide feedback, or speed up the approval process in the issue by adding reactions to comments posted in issues. Learn more

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8.18+

Automation for Jira

Focus on high-value work and automate tedious and repetitive tasks with Automation for Jira being included in Jira Data Center as native functionality. Learn more 

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9.0+
Create projects and issues
Create projects to track issues, bugs, stories, and more.

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Create workflows
Customize the steps an issue moves through to suit your project or business. Learn more

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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

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Mobile app (Jira Core and Jira Software)
Use the iOS or Android app for Server and Data Center. Learn more

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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
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8.15+
Customer portal (Jira Service Management)
Let customers submit requests via an easy-to-use portal. Learn more

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Create Automation rules (Jira Service Management)
Auto-approve, transition, and close issues, or create your own custom rules. Learn more

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Service Level Agreements (SLAs) (Jira Service Management)
Keep your teams on track by setting response goals for requests. Learn more

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User management

External user directories
Store users in Active Directory, Crowd, Jira or, another LDAP directory. Learn more

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Just-in-time provisioning
Just-in-time user provisioning (JIT provisioning) allows users to be created and updated automatically when they log in through SAML SSO or OpenID Connect (OIDC) SSO to Atlassian Data Center applications such as Jira, Confluence, or Bitbucket. Learn more

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8.12+

Single sign-on
Use a SAML or OpenID Connect identity provider for authentication and single sign-on. Learn more

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8.15+
Multiple identity providers
Use more than one IdP, and disable login methods you don't want to use (such as basic authentication). Learn more
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8.16+
High availability and performance at scale

Improved login performance

Speed up the authentication process for your Jira users with performance improvements for the login process at scale. Learn more

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8.22+
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Node scalability 

Improve the node scalability and reliability, particularly for larger more complex instances. Learn more

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9.3+

Safeguards for Index

Limit the number of issue-related entities that will be indexed to ensure scale and stability. Learn more

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8.22+
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8.22+

Data cleanup

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

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8.18+

Clustering
Run Jira Software on multiple nodes for high availability. Learn more

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Stale node configuration
You can configure how fast stale nodes in your cluster are moved offline. Learn more

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8.11+
Content Delivery Network (CDN) support
Improve geo-performance for distributed teams. Learn more

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8.3+
Infrastructure and control

Secure Network Connectivity between Cloud and Data Center

Securely connect your Atlassian self-managed products with Atlassian Cloud products to ensure smooth collaboration between teams using different deployments. Learn more

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Atlassian Data Center on Kubernetes

Use your organization's infrastructure more efficiently by deploying your Jira environments on Kubernetes clusters. Learn more

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9.3+

OAuth 2.0 Outgoing mail (SMTP)

Set up a seamless integration with Gmail and Microsoft Exchange Online with OAuth 2.0 authorization for Outgoing Email (SMTP) servers. Learn more

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9.2+

Zero-downtime upgrades
Provide uninterrupted access for your users while you upgrade. Learn more

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7.3+
Archive projects and issues
Archive projects and issues once they're no longer needed. Learn more

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7.10+ (projects)
8.1+ (issues)

Custom field optimizer
Scan and manage custom fields easily to optimize your Jira Software instance's performance. Learn more

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7.12+

Custom field indexing times
To manage your custom fields better, you can check which ones are taking the longest to index. Learn more

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8.10+
Bulk delete custom fields
See how many issues are using custom fields, and delete unwanted fields in bulk. Learn more
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8.16+

Cluster monitoring
Monitor the status of each node in your cluster. Learn more

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8.6+

Rate limiting
Control how many external REST API requests users and automations can make and how often they can make them, making sure that your Jira instance remains stable. Learn more

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8.6+
OAuth 2.0
Configure Jira as an OAuth 2.0 provider, allowing external applications to access Jira. Learn more
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8.22+
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8.22+
Business intelligence and monitoring

Excluding events from the audit log

Decide which activities you want to track in your Jira applications by adding or excluding events from the audit log. Learn more

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9.1+

Java Flight Recorder

Collect performance and diagnostics information through natively built-in Java Flight Recorder to enable self-diagnosis capabilities. Learn more

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9.1+
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9.1+

Advanced auditing
Access a wider range of audit events, and integrate with third-party logging systems. Learn more

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8.8+
Data pipeline
Export all Confluence data for analysis in your preferred business intelligence platform. Learn more
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8.18+
Deployment options

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

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AWS Quick Start
Use our Cloud Formation Template to deploy Jira applications on AWS. Learn more

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7.5+
Azure template
Use our template to deploy Jira applications on Azure. Learn more

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7.13+
Last modified on Oct 12, 2022

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