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JIRA 4 Essentials by Patrick Li

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Global Permissions

Global permissions, as the name suggests, is the highest permission level in JIRA. These are permissions applied globally across JIRA, controlling broad security levels such as ability to access JIRA and administer configurations.

Since they are not very specific permissions, global permissions are applied to user groups rather than users. The following table lists all the permissions and what they control in JIRA.

Global Permission Level

Description

JIRA System Administrators

Permission to perform all JIRA administration functions. This is akin to root or god mode in other systems.

JIRA Administrators

Permission to perform most JIRA administration functions that are not related to system-wide changes. (for example, configure ...

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