This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Add, edit and remove users
I want to add users to a project on JIRA Cloud who already have an Atlassian Account. I do not want the users to be created a second time for our project, I just want to associate their existing login information with my project. How can I do that, and how can I be sure that they will not be created as a second user account when I add them in "User management"?
I don't think what you want to do is possible, because the attlassian accounts are different from the once used on your JIRA instance.
This article states that you can invite users via email, but "Each invitation can only be used to create a user under the email address that it was sent to, and can only be used once". This again means that a new user would be created on your local instance.
I don't think this is relevant because the documentation you are referring to is about JIRA 6. I need answers for "JIRA Cloud".
While locally hosted instances of JIRA might not have access to information about user's Atlassian Account the JIRA Cloud instance is certainly in a position to have access to this. I thought this was actually the point of the SSO called "Atlassian Account"
Sorry for ranting but I find Atlassian's lack of documentation quiet irritating.
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