Flexible JIRA licensing model?


Are there any plans for a more flexible licensing model for JIRA? We have some teams who want access to plugins, but those plugins aren't required by everyone.

The need to buy licenses that match the overall JIRA license numbers is meaning the business case for those plugins is not working out, as the cost per head of people actually intending to use the plugin is too high.


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Hello Ben,

by deafult, each plugin follows tool users number license so you need to buy plugin respecting your tool users number. This approach is in place for all third-part plugins that use atlassian licensing system (90%).

Hope this helps,


So there are no plans from Atlassian to change that?

Atlassian allows Vendor to define its own license management (https://developer.atlassian.com/display/MARKET/License+Validation+Rules)

A license is invalid if its maximum number of users property is less than that of the application license:

  • Application is licensed for an unlimited number of users; plugin license has a fixed user limit
  • Application is licensed for a fixed limit; plugin license has a fixed limit that is lower

    Suggested Error Message:
    Invalid license: Your ADD_ON_NAME is only licensed for LIMIT_VALUE users. Your ATLASSIAN_APPLICATION installation requires a license for LIMIT users. Please get a ADD_ON_NAME license for LIMIT_VALUE users and try again.

So, each vendor could define license user limit.



Thanks, so the options are there, just not many plugin vendors define their own licensing.

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