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Can Jira run Plugins with more licences that Jira licences? Edited

Hey all,


I have a pretty simple question but didn't find a definite answer.


if i have a Jira Server instance (Version 8.8) with 500 licences can i run a 2000 licence plugin on it or does the licences between Jira and plugin always have to match?


Thank you in advance!

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It's not really documented anywhere I know of, but the code in Jira uses >=, not =

i.e. (app licence number) >= (Jira licence number)

So, yes, you can install a 2000 user app licence on a Jira with a 500 user licence.  It's costing you more than you need to pay, but it will work.

Hey Nic!

Thank you for the information. I will buy the 2000 Plugin licence then today.

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Liam Green Community Leader Dec 04, 2020

Hi @Felix Köhn 

Welcome to the Community!

As far as I'm aware, the pricing has to match the users.

Can I ask why you'd want to pay for more plug in licences than you have Jira licences?

Hey @Liam Green

thank you for your fast reply.

I want to Upgrade Jira to 2000 Licences on Februray. The Plugins need new Licences this month.

Since I don't want to buy licences double (500 until FEB and then 2000) i would upgrade the licences for the Plugins now and Jira ind FEB.

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Liam Green Community Leader Dec 04, 2020

Hi @Felix Köhn 

That makes sense then!  As @Nic Brough _Adaptavist_ says - it can be done, so my initial post was incorrect.

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