Permissions made simple for Jira server
Platform notice: Server and Data Center only. This article only applies to Atlassian products on the server and data center platforms.
- Users are defined by having 'JIRA Users' global permissions. They can login and count towards your JIRA license.
- Groups are multiple users within your instance that need the same application permissions.
- Global Permissions are system wide and are granted to groups of users. In JIRA we have the following permissions:
- JIRA Administrators
- JIRA Users
- Browse Users
- Create Shared Objects
- Manage Group Filter Subscriptions
- Bulk Change
- Permission Schemes is a set of users groups or project roles assignments for the project permissions. A single JIRA project can only have one permission scheme. However, a particular permission scheme can be used by a number of projects.
- Project Roles are a flexible way to associate users and/or groups with particular projects. Their main difference with JIRA groups is that they are project-specific while groups are global across the JIRA application.
The graph below illustrates Atlassian suggested best practice when it comes to permissions.
- Only Project Roles are assigned to the Permission Scheme. Users and groups are not included in this phase.
- Assign Project Roles to the users or groups through the project administration page.
By using the above set up you'll be able to re-use the same permission scheme for different projects and avoid duplication.
Project Roles Main Players
In JIRA, we have three default roles namely: Administrators, Developers, and Users.
It contains the user/s who administer a given project in your JIRA application. They can add new users or groups, and manage components and versions as well.
It has the user/s who work on issues in a given project. They can be issues assignees and can edit, and log work on those issues.
It contains people who create issues in a given project. They can view and comment on the issues they raised.
For associating a permission scheme with a project, you can refer to this: Associating a Permission Scheme with a Project.