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[JIRA] How to retrive last login timestamp of a user from database?

Using SQL, I want to retrieve the last logged in time of a set of users. I think last login time is recorded in CWD_USER_ATTRIBUTES table.

When querying this table I found two two attribute names for each user, that looks like last login time; that are 'lastAuthenticated' and 'login.lastLoginMillis'.


In JIRA, is there a difference between the terms 'Login' and 'Authentication'? For all users, these two attribute values were different.

Which attribute should I take as correct login timestamp of the user?

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I found it!

Authentication = user enters username/ password and JIRA performs authentication

Login = If user had set 'Remember Me' during authentication, and then closed the browser; when he returns to JIRA after reopening the browser JIRA will automatically log him in. This is last login.

During authentication, last login and last authentication attributes will be updated. But during login, only the last login attribute will be updated.

Azfar Masut Apr 06, 2017

Unfortunately, for JIRA 7 and above, its no longer the case for login.lastLoginMillis now.  When user have 'Remember Me' option enabled for his account, there is not a database field that is updated on access .Only after his token expired(which will trigger the relogin window), the login.lastLoginMillis value will be updated.

If you are trying to get an active user list for the last few months, you can configure the timeout for the token as described here: 

JIRA application cookies - Atlassian Documentation

You can also disable this feature as describe here:

Prevent automatic login - Atlassian Documentation


Hope this helps. Spend alot of time to verify this information.

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Tiago Comasseto Feb 05, 2014

Hi Sameera, we have a KB article with the query to retrieve this information in this link.

I hope it helps


I'm checking the resolution under JIRA 4.3+

For MySQL and Postgres it is 'lastAuthenticated' attribute, but for MSSQL it is 'login.lastLoginMillis' attribute.

That's confusing. I'll post a comment to that article too.

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