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Jama Connect User Guide

License types and permissions

Organization admins and user admins assign license types to users. They can also view the current license assigned to users, as well as assign users license types.

The type of license limits the possible permissions and roles that can be granted to a user. License types include creator, stakeholder, test runner, and reviewer.

Regardless of the assigned license type, each user has a unique login consisting of username and password.

Creator and reviewer licenses can be named licenses or float licenses; test runner licenses and stakeholder licenses are named only.

Types of licenses

License type


Named license

Float license


Gives full read and edit rights and full access to reviews to active users who daily manage items and projects.



Test runner

Gives basic permissions to read and review, as well as the ability to create test plans and defects, to execute test runs, and to add attachments to test runs during execution.



Gives read-only privileges to those who need visibility into a project, but don’t need editing rights. Stakeholders can view items, provide comments, and act as reviewers.



Grants permission to participate in reviews, act as approver, moderator, or review admin, and to respond to comments in the stream. Reviewers can't initiate reviews or access items in the core project.




A 30-day full creator license automatically granted to a non-licensed individual, invited by email to a review or to comment in the stream. The only default permissions are for the discussion thread or review to which they were invited.



Collaborator (Legacy)

A legacy license; gives read-only privileges to users needing visibility into a project, but not editing rights. They can view items, provide comments, participate in (but not create) reviews, execute test runs, and log defects.



Permissions by license type

The type of license assigned to you defines your permissions, which in turn determine your ability to create and edit items and to access items as read-only.

With a creator license and read-only permissions to a project, you can:

  • Execute test runs

  • Log defects from the test run execution window


* Permissions that are included with each license type.