Is it possible to create a super group using other groups as members

I have 3 different groups created (g1, g2, g3).  Can I create a supergroup and configure the members as members of the individual sub-groups ?

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Dear Carlos,

It is indeed possible to have Nested Groups within JIRA. However, you will have to enable it from the directories page and some other rules apply. See;

Friendly Regards,

Jeremy Mooiman


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Ann Worley Atlassian Team Jun 09, 2017

For more about nested groups in Confluence please see Managing Nested Groups.

I saw that my installation had this configured correctly. However, when I try to perform a 'join' operation from one sub-group to the parent group,  I'm getting an error saying I don't have Permissions to perform the operation. I am an administrator. Is there something else that needs to be configured first ?

Ann Worley Atlassian Team Jun 12, 2017

Is it possible that the parent group is in an external directory and the external directory is read only? In that case you would not have permission to write to the read only directory by adding the subgroups. It is not common for Confluence administrators to set up write access to an external directory, like LDAP.

If the external directory is read-only with local groups you should be able to add groups from the external directory into parent groups that reside in the internal Confluence directory.

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Davin Studer Community Champion Jun 09, 2017

There can also be performance degredation with turing on nested groups. We had a it turned on for a while, but it slowed the system down so we removed the nested groups.

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