Service desk allow anonymous users?

How to allow anonymous users to create bugs without log in ?

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No. You need to be a user.

That's a logical thing - you could allow the group "anyone" to create issues in Jira, but I seriously wouldn't do that. It's suicide if your Jira is on the internet, and it's a monumental pain if you do it just inside a firewall because you can't track who is raising anything. Trust me, you don't want to do this.

If you're asking because the "must have an account to raise service desk issues" is not a good licencing model for you, then the bad news is that you are stuck at the moment.

The good news is that Atlassian are looking at something like "agent based licencing" for service desk (you pay for the people running the helpdesk, not everyone who might raise a service desk call) and you can expect something from them soon, but I have no information on the shape of that licence model or any announcement dates.

Sincerely, thank you!

What about this use case:

- IT unit: 20 licensed JIRA users/admins
- rest of company: 1200 employees without JIRA skills or licenses

I'm now looking for a convenient and inexpensive way for regular emplyees to create issues from within the company's intranet. I'm thinking about a service portal with links to certain forms ("request new hardware", "report technical problem", etc.). Submitting such a form should automatically create a JIRA issue with the respective form values.

Would JIRA Service Desk in combination with a group "anyone" be a good idea? Or would you recommend something different (e.g. issue collector)?

I'd vote on this as well. We have 4 Engineers, and around 500 Users, which means we would be paying around USD $8000 where other helpdesk systems range around $100-$800.

We would love to use Atlassian and then get Confluence as well, but this price has well and truly made it unaffordable which is a real shame as of the 20+ helpdesk systems we looked at this was probably the best. I would have gone with it :-(

Yeah, I need to poke Atlassian for a firm date when they're going to change the licence model!

Hi Nic,

Have you heard anything else from Atlassian regarding this? This crazy pricing model is standing in the way of us considering the SD plugin for use


Has licening been changed yet?

Bump. This is tripping us up.

On this page the JIRA site says we can have anonymous users that do not count against the license totals.

" How do you define a user?

A JIRA user is any user that can log in to JIRA. Anonymous users may also be granted access and do not count against license totals.


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