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The following information only applies to team-managed projects.

To check which type project you need help with, look at the bottom of your project’s left-hand sidebar:

In team-managed projects, any permission or access you want to give people in your project is controlled on the Access page. Here you can add people to your project and give them a role so they can start collaborating on your team’s work.

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To view the Access page: From your project's sidebar, select Project settings > Access.

You can't edit project permissions or roles on the Free plan for Jira Software or Jira Work Management, and you can't configure issue-level security on any Free plan (including Jira Service Management). Find out more about how project permissions work in Free plans. To take advantage of Jira's powerful project permission management features, upgrade your plan.

You must have the administrator role in your project to do the things described on this page. Learn more about team-managed project roles.

Add people to your team-managed software project

Your project's access level sets the general access and role of anyone logged into your Jira site. You can fine-tune this access by adding specific people or groups to your project. Then, give these people a distinct role to control what they can do in your project.

Usually, roles grant permissions people don't inherit from your project's access level. Or, they grant stable permissions for core team members if your access level changes.

You can only add people who have joined your Atlassian site. If you can't find someone by their name or email address, ask your Jira administrator to invite them to your Atlassian site.

To give people or groups specific access and additional roles in your project:

  1. From your project's sidebar, select Project settings > Access.
  2. Select Add people.
  3. Type a name, group, or email address.

  4. Select the person’s role in your project from the Role dropdown.

  5. Select Add.

Jira administrators (anyone with the Administer Jira global permission) always have access to your project's settings.

People and groups can have more than one role in your project. Roles you assign in the Access page do not override the role granted by your project's access level. Instead, roles grant permissions in addition to what people inherit from your access level. Learn more about setting your project’s access level.

Remove a person from your team-managed project

To remove someone from your project:

  1. From your project's sidebar, select Project settings > Access.
  2. In the person's entry on the table, select Remove.

If you’ve given any site-wide groups a role in your project, you may want to double check with your Jira admin that the unwanted person doesn’t still have access through one of those groups.

Removing someone from a project doesn't remove them from Jira entirely. Jira admins and site admins can do that through your site's user management settings