Introduction to Crowd
This page gives a brief introduction to Crowd, for people who will view and update their login and user profile information in Crowd.
What is Crowd?
Atlassian's Crowd is a software application installed by the system administrator. The administrator will also connect one or more of your organization's applications to Crowd. When you log in to a Crowd-connected application, Crowd will verify your password and login permissions.
Using Crowd for single sign-on (SSO), each person needs only one username and password to access all web applications. You can host your own OpenID provider to include external applications.
- You only need to log in once, to Crowd or a Crowd-connected application. When you start another Crowd-connected application, you will be logged in automatically.
- When you log out of Crowd or one of the Crowd-connected applications, you will be logged out of Crowd and the other application(s) at the same time.
Crowd also manages the information held about you as a user of other software applications:
- Your login permissions to various applications.
- The password you use to log in to those applications.
- The groups and roles you belong to, which are used by the applications to decide which functions you can perform within the applications.
- The user directories which hold your information.
Every authorized Crowd user has access to Crowd's Self-Service Console, where you can edit your user profile, change your password and view other information about your Crowd username. The User Guide describes this functionality.
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