What does "Any logged in user" mean in JIRA permission schemes? Edited

In the last 6 months, have signed up to Atlassians' JIRA Software product. 

Atlassian hosts this for us. 

I believe that means we have the *Cloud* version of the software.

I go to one of my permission schemes and look at who has been granted the right to "Browse Projects".

I can see that role called "Application Access > Any logged in user" has been granted access to "Browse Projects".


So, who exactly is "Any logged in user"? 

* Is it any one who has an Atlassian Account and is logged in to JIRA Cloud (regardless of whether they are known to me or not)?, or

* Is it any one who is logged in to the instance of Jira Software that was set up when we signed up to the product?, or

* something else?

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In order to understand the definition of "Any logged in user", I'd really like to know what thing is that they are logged in to. 

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It is the second one. Any user who is logged in to the instance you have signed up for. They are the users created by you or one of the other administrators and are counted towards your JIRA license.

Hope that clarifies!

I was going to mark this as the "accepted answer". But, before I do that I wanted to know how you know this. Can you point to some place in the official documentation where "Any logged in user" is defined as any user logged in to the instance. Or somehow provide some citation that backs up the answer. Ta.

Joe Pitt Community Champion Dec 06, 2017

I can't find a more current reference, however the term 'any logged in user' replaced 'JIRA User' in more recent versions. I found an older reference that uses JIRA User. 

https://confluence.atlassian.com/jirakb/jira-permissions-made-simple-717062767.html 

Ha ha. This link didn't work. Despite that. OK I believe ya. :)

I can't seem to find a doc that quotes it either. The documentation always keeps changing. But I am pretty sure that's how it works :)

why is 'any logged in user' allowed to MANAGE SPRINTS IN ALL PROJECTS by default??

I'm wondering the same thing. Based on the above comments, I'm assuming that "Any logged in user" for my business and software projects are using a jira-software license and not a jira-servicedesk license.

I'm also wondering if on my non-service desk projects, if I can remove the "any logged in user" and then add the group I created specifically for that project, i.e. jira-project-name. Would this keep out those who have a jira-sofware license, who aren't in the specific projects?

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