do not allow jira-users group to be member of a project

For Security reasons, we would like to be sure that no team leader can add "jira-users" to a role that has a role browsing permission. In that case, that means that anyone can see his project.

But some admin JIRA beginners may make a mistake by adding the wrong group instead of putting several names in the right column.

In other words, I would to be sure that any team leader can add a group member of his project.

Is there a way to do that ?


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I would supplement monitoring suggested by @Gabrielle Bautista [ACP-JA] with the thorough 'awareness training', explaining team leaders what is a desired practice, what is the impact if they do not follow instructions and why it is important that they should not add jira-users group to their project roles. I am sure that it will take you less time to prepare the communication about it than looking for the technical prevention solution. Inform-Trust-Check.

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I'm afraid there's no way to stop a project admin from adding jira-users to a role.

You'd need to hack some code to do it.  If it's just to try to stop them making a mistake, you could probably embed some javascript that removes or blocks the option (javascript isn't for security as you can bypass it, but if it's just to stop accidents...)

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Joe Pitt Community Champion Oct 13, 2015

Training. And a couple days off without pay for a couple people should send the message if they still do it.

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Daniel Wester Community Champion Oct 13, 2015

Take a look at Delegated Admin Pro for JIRA.

It allows you to filter out groups for permissions and notification schemes AND at the same time you're able to reduce the number of global admins on your instance.

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If you can, you could also check all the project roles for this group name and send an email to you daily if someone adds it (not really a prevention but monitoring). 

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