Jira - How to add a sub-group or nested-group

Hi, I have added Confluence to Jira for user authentication. On the Jira server I have added a user to the group confluence-users. I can log into confluence with the user that exists in Jira.

I am unable to figure out how to add the group confluence-users to the group jira-users so that all members of the group jira-users can log into confluence.

When I go to add to the group jira-users I can only see users and not groups.

So I cannot figure how to create nested groups.

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It is working. I missed a new link called "Edit Nested Group Members" after I enabled nested groups.


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Renjith Pillai Community Champion Apr 08, 2013

Nested groups are not supported, AFAIK. You need to make sure that the user belongs to both groups confluence-users and jira-users if the user is expected to use both products.

Posted answer instead of 'Answer Own Question' See post below.

Answered own question in the first answer.

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Christian Roestel Community Champion Apr 16, 2015

Could you also change the Global permissions in Confluence to use the JIRA User group as the group to grant access? 

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