Jira Core Licensing and Pricing
Our FAQ contains the most frequently asked questions relating to our licensing and pricing. Of course, if you would like to talk to us directly, please contact our Sales Team.
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We offer a la carte pricing for Atlassian Cloud. Your subscription starts with either Jira Core, Jira Software, Jira Service Desk, or Confluence as its foundation. From there, you can choose from available add-ons (like Portfolio for Jira) and additional applications.
Our monthly pricing is progressive, meaning that we offer volume discounts as you add more users. Each users' unit price is based on the pricing rate in which the user falls.
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We have designed Jira Core licensing to be simple, upfront and equitable. Your initial purchase entitles you to perpetual use of the software, and includes 12 months of software maintenance – access to new software releases/enhancements, our world-class Support team, critical bug fixes, and security patches – from the date of purchase. While renewing your software maintenance annually is optional, it is strongly encouraged in order to ensure continuous access to all of the benefits listed above.
Please note that 10-User Starter licenses are not eligible for Atlassian Support. Instead, support queries can be raised with the Atlassian Community.
All server licenses include 12 months of software maintenance – access to new software releases/enhancements, our world-class Support team, critical bug fixes, and security patches. Beyond this initial period, we strongly encourage renewing your software maintenance every 12 months* at our renewal pricing.
Software maintenance, included in your first year of use*, gives you the following benefits:
In order for your software maintenance to remain active year-round, you must purchase it annually. Learn more about our renewing terms for software maintenance above. We also suggest making sure your business processes allow for frequent upgrades so your team can continue reaping the benefits enjoyed by other world-class teams.
*Please note that 10-User Starter server licenses are not eligible for non-production Developer licenses or Technical Support.
Requesting an obligation-free quote is easy! You will just need to submit your request through the Atlassian Store. In the final step check "Get a Quote" and click submit. Only quotes submitted though our online form are considered valid, screen prints of the shopping cart is not the same as a quote.
App licenses must match the Jira Core user count and type. For instance, a 25 user commercial Jira Core Server license will require a 25 user commercial Portfolio for Jira license.
An active user in Jira Core is by definition any user account in the system with the "Jira Users" global permission, i.e. anyone who can log in. Unlimited 'anonymous users' are permitted on all licenses.
If you have exceeded your license count, you will need to remove users or groups from the "Jira Users" global permission. See Unable to Create Issues due to Exceeded License.
A Jira Core Server commercial/academic/starter license entitles you to:
Licensing fees are quoted per number of 'active users.' An active user in Jira Core is by definition any user account in the system with the "Jira Core Users" global permission or the "Jira Administrators" permission, i.e. anyone who can log in. Unlimited 'anonymous users' are permitted on all licenses.
Jira Core Server can be upgraded to a higher user tier at any time. All data is seamlessly upgraded, and all upgrades include 12 months of software maintenance commencing from the date payment is processed. This will override any existing maintenance period.
Please Note: The below prices* are applicable for licenses purchased after 3-Oct-2019. Pricing for licenses purchased prior to 3-Oct-2019 will be calculated using the previous year's list price.
Upgrades to Academic server licenses are 50% of the pricing seen above.
Note: If you're using Advanced Roadmaps for Jira or any other Marketplace app, the app license must match the user tier of the parent product. For example, a 500-User Jira Core license will require a 500-User Advanced Roadmaps for Jira license.
Starter licenses can be upgraded to a higher tier for the price of a new license at the desired tier.
There are two ways to generate a server license upgrade quote:
When the license's Billing Contact logs into their My.Atlassian account, they can select the license in question, followed by Upgrade. You'll then be routed to our secure Quote & Order form. You can then select the product(s) you'd like to upgrade, and the User Tier you'd like to move to. When you're finished, click Add To Cart. You can then check out, or save the no-obligation quote for later.
Upgrade quotes can be generated directly from the Atlassian Store. After logging in, you'll see Upgrade at the top of the page. You can then select the product(s) you'd like to upgrade, and the User Tier you'd like to move to. When you're finished, click Add To Cart. You can then check out, or save the no-obligation quote for later.
Data Center Term Licenses
Data Center is a deployment option providing high availability and performance at scale for your mission-critical Atlassian applications. Currently, our Data Center offering is not available for Jira Core. See our Data Center information page for more details.