JIRA as a user server for Confluence. License count?!

Hello collaboration community,

as I have an upcoming challenge with following proposed combination and need help, I'd like to post this question:

Given both tools: JIRA (50 user license) and Confluence (100 user license), using JIRA as user server for Confluence having created 150 users in JIRA as following:

  • 25 users only in group jira-users ("can use"-permission for JIRA)
  • 25 users in groups jira-users and confluence-users ("can use"-permission for JIRA AND Confluence)
  • 100 users only in group confluence-users ("can use"-permission for Confluence)

So, more general: Can JIRA (as user server) handle more than the users it's own license allows?

Thanks for any hint!



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Yes.  You can have a very large list of users in JIRA's user database.  The applications consult their licences separately and simply count up people in the group(s) that are allowed access.  A JIRA with a 25 seat licence doesn't care if you have say 500 users, and you put 99 of them into confluence-users (so that they can all use confluence), just don't put more than 25 into Jira-users.

Awesome, Nic. Thanks for another qualified answer in lightspeed!

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