Does JIRA have the concept of an 'Everyone' or 'Authenticated Users' group?

We sync with Active Directory for our users and groups. Our organization does not have a group that contains everyone. I need to grant access to our Insight schema for everyone, and access is granted via groups. Our AD team is hesitant to add everyone (~12,000 people) to a group insisting they use the special 'Authenticated Users' group in such cases and I should, too, but it is not a real group.

Has anyone ever run in to this, or do you just create groups when you need groups? :)

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It relies on it.  For each Jira application, you have to name at least one group that says "can log in".

I'm not sure what you mean by "it is not a real group" though.

I tend to avoid groups, access by role (inside Jira) is a far better way to manage users.

I got that from this:, and I can't seem to pull that 'group' in to Jira.  It is used often in the Windows environment, and I think it is relegated to that.

In this case, we are applying permissions to the Riada Insight Jira app, and it requires groups as it is Jira-global and not tied to a project.  I agree, generally in Jira, we avoid groups, too.

I'll press the issue and get them to make the group.  That's one main reason AD is there for, after all!  :)


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