Last updated Sep 15, 2021

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Scopes for Connect and OAuth 2.0 (3LO) apps

Scopes enable an app to request a level of access to an Atlassian product.

  • Within a product instance, an administrator may further limit app actions, enabling administrators to safely install apps they otherwise would not.
  • The scopes may provide the potential to access beta or non-public APIs that are later changed or removed from the Atlassian product. The inclusion of the API endpoint in a scope doesn't imply that the product makes this endpoint public. Read the Jira Cloud platform REST API documentation for details.
  • Some scopes automatically imply that the app is granted other scopes.

Scopes for Atlassian Connect apps

If you are building an Atlassian Connect app for Jira, use the following scopes:

Scope nameDescriptionImplied scopes
NONEAccess app-defined data. This scope does not need to be declared in the descriptor.
READView, browse, and read information from Jira.NONE
WRITECreate or edit content in Jira, but not delete content.READ, NONE
DELETEDelete content in Jira.WRITE, READ, NONE
PROJECT_ADMINAdminister a project in Jira.DELETE, WRITE, READ, NONE
ACT_AS_USERAccess content using the permissions of the user running the app.
ACCESS_EMAIL_ADDRESSESGet the email addresses of users.

Scope names can be provided in all lowercase or all upper case, for example, read or READ.

Scopes are declared as a top level attribute of atlassian-connect.json app descriptor as in this example:

    "baseUrl": "",
    "key": "atlassian-connect-app",
    "scopes": [
        "read", "write"
    "modules": {}

OAuth 2.0 authorization code-only scopes

If your app uses OAuth 2.0 authorization code grants (3LO) for authorization, use the following scopes:

Scope nameSummaryDescription
read:jira-userView user profilesView user information in Jira that the user has access to, including usernames, email addresses, and avatars.
read:jira-workView Jira issue dataRead Jira project and issue data, search for issues and objects associated with issues like attachments and worklogs.
write:jira-workCreate and manage issuesCreate and edit issues in Jira, post comments as the user, create worklogs, and delete issues.
manage:jira-projectManage project settingsCreate and edit project settings and create new project-level objects (for example, versions and components).
manage:jira-configurationManage Jira global settingsTake Jira administration actions (for example, create projects and custom fields, view workflows, and manage issue link types).
manage:jira-webhookManage Jira webhooksFetch, register, refresh, and delete dynamically declared Jira webhooks.

The summary of a scope is displayed to the user on the consent screen during the authorization flow.

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