Why is it necessary to have administrator privilege to remove attachments from issues?

I have an issue, which I'm rewriting. I have attached files, but they are no longer valid. Why is it necessary to have administrator privilege to remove attachments from issues I created?

Thanks

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Steven Behnke Community Champion May 27, 2016

The permission scheme is flexible. There are three levels relevant to Attachments – 

  • Create Attachments
  • Delete Attachments
  • Delete own attachments

I would assume based on your question that your project is not taking advantage of Delete own attachments and that Delete attachments is only given to the Administrator Role.

Thanks. I will let my admin know.

Do I have to ask the Admin of the individual project or admin of JIRA?

That depends on the config I'm afraid.

The trick here is that a "permission scheme" is a set of rules that say "people matching rule A, can do B in this project".  So, you need to look at that to find out what the rule is for "Can delete attachments".

That rule could say "groups A, B or F", and/or "current assignee of the issue", and/or "reporter" and so-on and so-on.  So, there's four broad things you might do:

  1. If it's a dynamic rule like "assignee", make yourself the assignee
  2. If it's a hard rule like "group X", you need an admin to add you to a group
  3. If it's a soft rule like "role Y", then a project admin can add you to that role
  4. Worst case, modify the rule so that it includes you (only JIRA admins can do that)

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