Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in

Earn badges and make progress

You're on your way to the next level! Join the Kudos program to earn points and save your progress.

Deleted user Avatar
Deleted user

Level 1: Seed

25 / 150 points

Next: Root


1 badge earned


Participate in fun challenges

Challenges come and go, but your rewards stay with you. Do more to earn more!


Gift kudos to your peers

What goes around comes around! Share the love by gifting kudos to your peers.


Rise up in the ranks

Keep earning points to reach the top of the leaderboard. It resets every quarter so you always have a chance!


Come for the products,
stay for the community

The Atlassian Community can help you and your team get more value out of Atlassian products and practices.

Atlassian Community about banner
Community Members
Community Events
Community Groups

Is there a limit on user access role?


just wondering if there's a limit on role we can create through the project settings -> access -> manage role or via bulk created via API.


Can we create more than 500 role? thank you.

2 answers

1 accepted

1 vote
Answer accepted
Craig Castle-Mead
Rising Star
Rising Star
Rising Stars are recognized for providing high-quality answers to other users. Rising Stars receive a certificate of achievement and are on the path to becoming Community Leaders.
Dec 06, 2021

Hey @arsen.davidson 

I don't believe there's an enforced limit, however you may notice an issue with performance and/usability (end user and/or administration) with such a large number of roles. While you may have > 500 roles (by title) in your organisation, I would absolutely recommend trying to make much more generic role classifications in Jira. We run a very large environment with "only" 55 roles, and that's way too many in my opinion.

If you can give any insight in to the problem you're trying to solve with the 500 roles, you may get some feedback on other approaches that scale better.


0 votes
Curt Holley
Community Leader
Community Leader
Community Leaders are connectors, ambassadors, and mentors. On the online community, they serve as thought leaders, product experts, and moderators.
Dec 07, 2021

Have to agree with @Craig Castle-Mead as 500 plus roles in Jira does not sound like a good idea to me.

One thing to consider is, you don't want or need all the roles of the company loaded into Jira. Think of Jira roles as a way of easily designating appropriate permissions in Jira projects. See: Manage project roles | Atlassian Support

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
AUG Leaders

Atlassian Community Events