Allow Reopen, but not on a Closed issue - Possible

I've got a feeling this is going to require tweaking a workflow, but... We have a project where a dfined group of users have limited roles.  

We want that group to be able to:

  • Create an issue
  • Reopen a Resolved issue
  • Close an issue

But, we don't want them to be able to Reopen a Closed issue.  

I don't see anything in the Permission Scheme that appears to support this.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.

 

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You might want to make a change in the workflow, in a post function that only a certain group has authority to reopen a closed issue.

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Yes, it's the workflow.  You need one that has transitions:

  • Resolved  -> Closed
  • Resolved -> Reopened (or open, or whatever)
  • Resolved (and others?) -> Closed

Note the lack of "Closed -> Reopened"

Check through the "conditions" on each transition too, to make sure they work for your permissions.

This worked - although, I did need to create a new transition (called it ReOpen Closed) with a condition that allowed all "regular" users - those that are not a member of the restricted project role.

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