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CodeBarrel - Automation for JIRA - disable edits by project admins?

am I right to assume that disabling the module (in UPM):
Project automation (automation_project_admin) 

will prevent project admins from editing the automation rules? 

we have too many tinkerers/project admins who might start 'playing around' and might abuse the system. would like to open this plugin only to system admins for the rollout time. 


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Andreas Knecht Community Leader Feb 16, 2017

Hi there!

Yes that is correct - to some degree smile.  It will hide the link in project admin.  Please note however that this is really only security by obscurity.  In other words if a crafty project admin knows the URL of the automation admin page, or can send requests directly the the REST API they'll still be able to create/edit rules.

To solve this properly we need to implement (an actual configuration UI allowing you to define fine grained access and security checks for project admins).



Hi ,

we faced the same problem as any large company - higher probability of project admin fools in it. So we resolved it by hidding the element in banner with :


and implement the automation rules on request.

@Andreas: go ahead and implement simple permission model here. Thank


Andreas Knecht Community Leader Aug 20, 2017

@Roman Smatana has now been implemented to the point where global admins can configure access only for certain project admins (using group membership) in the global admin 'Automation rules' section.

Hi Andreas,

Thanks for implementing. What version of plugin ? we use: 3.3.12 . I presume latest one? Many thanks

Andreas Knecht Community Leader Aug 21, 2017

Hi Roman,

We implemented this quite a while ago in 2.1.2. Your version should definitely have this already in the global admin section:




Hi Andreas, ups, that's nice. Thanks for navigating me there.

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