Edit Issue button accessible only to specific groups

I want to hide the Edit issue button and that should be visible only to specific groups.

And also I want to implement it through workflow transition only.



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There's a really simple blunt way to do this wholesale.  Set the "do not edit" property on all the steps in your workflow.  That will prevent any edits and hide the button completely, while still letting you do all the workflow actions.  It overrides the edit permission in the permission scheme.

You can see an example in the fixed default JIRA workflow - the property is set on the "closed" status.  See https://confluence.atlassian.com/adminjiraserver071/workflow-properties-802592825.html for more

You can set it so that some groups can edit as well, but they will get the edit button back if they do that.

What should I write in the Propertykey and Property value to hide the Edit button in workflow transition ? 

Depends on your exact requirements - have a look at the doc I pointed to

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From the document Nic pointed, the following syntax will be helpful for your requirement:


some-group-one and some-group-two are the only group members to edit the issue. Add these permissions to all the statuses in your workflow.

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