When you install JIRA, three groups are automatically created:
Typically contains people who are JIRA system administrators. By default, this group:
Typically contains people who perform work on issues. By default, this group:
Typically contains every JIRA user in your system. By default, this group:
You can create and delete groups according to your organisation's requirements.
Please Note: If you are using External User Management, you will not be able to create, delete or edit groups or group membership from within JIRA; and 'Automatic Group Membership' (see below) will not apply. However, you can still assign groups to project roles.
To see what groups exist, and where they are used:
Screenshot: the Group Browser
Please Note: The 'Filter Group' form restricts the list of groups shown to those that match the 'Name Contains', with a specified maximum per page. Click the Filter button to refresh the list with the restricting filter.
To create a group, enter the new group Name in the Add Group form in the Group Browser and click the Add Group button.
Before deleting a group it is recommended that you check whether the group is being used by any permission schemes, email notification schemes, issue security levels or saved filters. See 'Viewing groups' (above).
To delete a group, click the Delete link for that group in the Group Browser. The confirmation screen that follows explains that users will be removed from the group through its deletion.
Be aware of the impact this may have on users in that group. For example, if that group membership was the sole conveyor of a permission for a user, then the user will no longer have that permission.
To edit a group's membership, click the Edit Members link in the row for that group in the Group Browser. This takes you to a form allowing you to add users to or remove them from the group.
To automatically add newly-created users to a particular group, you can either: