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The multiverse of admin duties - it's coming!

Dave Liao Community Leader Aug 02, 2021

Yep, I said multiverse.

Not all admin duties are created equal, and it seems Atlassian finally got that memo.

Did you know Atlassian has plans for granular admin roles - think user management, product config, and so on? In Server/Data Center, one needs to grant admins global admin to manage users. This takes careful thought.

Every organization has unique needs. Every organization has its share of tooling experts. Striking a balance between a command-and-control admin model and a free-for-all is an important balance to strike (and to revisit periodically).

Thankfully delegated admin add-ons help with that balancing act. (Are you using any?)


I'm looking forward to getting finer-grained admin roles in Cloud, and being able to dole out duties all those well-meaning volunteers. 🙂 Why kind of admin tasks would you love to delegate out in a sane way?


Daniel Eads Atlassian Team Aug 03, 2021

Great discussion @Dave Liao , I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone's ideas! And I must admit, the Loki image goes along well since you tricked me into looking[1] for a footnote 🕵🏻‍♂️

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Dave Liao Community Leader Aug 03, 2021

@Daniel Eads - Loki was a reference to the multiverse, not his trickiness 😅

An earlier draft of this post had a footnote, then I realized it was just noise for the post. Removed the faux footnote reference ✅

@Dave Liao - I took a pause and read it again. Wow - Multiverse again!

I must say authorisation has been always a big pain during migrations.

Suppose, you have a native app with obsolete authentication and after a decade due to security and compliance you opted for a modern security compliant authentication and during the last decade there are different customisation done with various roles and administration provisions and maintaining that granularity with the updated config it is a big challenge. 

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Jacob Wisner Atlassian Team Sep 09, 2021

Hi @Dave Liao! The Atlassian Work Life blog published an article today featuring you and your story! Link to the article: "Here’s what you should know about Cloud migration, according to those who’ve been there."  

Thanks for being willing to share your experience for other Community to see and learn from! Wanted to make sure you were aware of the post—and if you end up sharing the blog on social, tag us and let us know!

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Dave Liao Community Leader Sep 09, 2021

Oh nice, no one actually gave me a heads up until now!

+1 upvote this

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Dave Liao Community Leader Sep 22, 2021

Ah, you've experienced the joy of having to grant full admin to folks who insist they manage users? 😅

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Laura Holton Community Leader Sep 28, 2021

Loving the association to the mulitverse @Dave Liao 😄

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great feature! I hope they enable this for workflows :D


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