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This table lists the different global permissions and the functions they secure:

Global Permission

Explanation

JIRA System Administrators

Permission to perform all JIRA administration functions.
(warning) does not include JIRA Users permission. A user with JIRA System Administrators will be able to log in to JIRA without the JIRA Users permission, but may not be able to perform all regular user functions (e.g. edit their profile) unless they also belong to a group that has the JIRA Users permission.

JIRA Administrators

Permission to perform most JIRA administration functions (see list of exclusions below).
(warning) does not include JIRA Users permission. A user with JIRA Administrators will be able to log in to JIRA without the JIRA Users permission, but may not be able to perform all regular user functions (e.g. edit their profile) unless they also belong to a group that has the JIRA Users permission.

JIRA Users

Permission to log in to JIRA.
(info) Granting the JIRA Users permission to a group also means that results in all newly created users will be being automatically added to that group, unless the group has the JIRA System Administrators permission (as . The exception to this are groups that also have either the JIRA System Administrators or JIRA Administrators permissions, since JIRA prevents groups with these administrative-level global permissions from being granted the JIRA Users permission. Furthermore, it would be unwise to automatically grant the JIRA System Administrators permission these administrative-level global permissions to all new users).

Browse Users

Permission to view a list of all JIRA user names and group names. Used for selecting users/groups in popup screens (such as the 'User Picker').

Create Shared Objects

Permission to share a filter or dashboard globally or with groups of users.

Manage Group Filter Subscriptions

Permission to manage (create and delete) group filter subscriptions.

Bulk Change

Permission to execute the bulk operations within JIRA:
- Bulk Edit *
- Bulk Move *
- Bulk Workflow Transition
- Bulk Delete *
( * subject to project-specific permissions.)

(warning) The decision to grant the Bulk Change permission should be considered carefully. This permission grants users the ability to modify a collection of issues at once. For example, in JIRA installations configured to run in Public mode (i.e. anybody can sign up and create issues), a user with the Bulk Change global permission and the Add Comments project permission could comment on all accessible issues. Undoing such modifications may not be possible through the JIRA application interface and may require changes made directly against the database (which is not recommended).

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  1. Log in as a user with the JIRA Administrators global permission (or the JIRA System Administrators global permission, if you need to grant the JIRA System Administrators global permission).
  2. Select 'Administration' > 'Users' > 'Global Permissions' to open the Global Permissions page, which shows a list of JIRA's global permissions and which groups currently have these permissions.
    (tick) Keyboard shortcut: 'g' + 'g' + start typing 'global permissions'
    Screenshot 1: the Global Permissions screen
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    The Add Permission box is shown below the list.
  3. In the Permission drop-down list, select the global permission you wish to grant.
  4. In the Groupdrop-down list, either:
    • select the group to which you wish to grant the permission; or
    • if you wish to grant the permission to non logged-in users, select Anyone (not recommended for production systems). Note that the
      (info) Please Note:

      • The JIRA Users permission (i.e. permission to log in) cannot be granted to Anyone  (i.e. to non logged-in users) since this would be contradictory.

      info
      • The JIRA Users permission cannot be granted to groups that have the JIRA System Administrators or JIRA Administrators permissions.
      • If you have a user limited license (e.g. personal license) and have reached your user limit, you will not be able to grant
      login permissions
      • the JIRA Users permission (i.e.
      jira-users
      • permission to log in) to any further groups without first reducing the number of users with
      login permissions
      • the JIRA Users permission.