jira.issue.editable property seems not to work

Hi folks,

I am putting a property to my workflow transition, but an issue still remains editable.

I tried those ones:

  • jira.permission.edit=denied
  • jiia.issue.editable=false

When I'm exporting a workflow as an xml file, I can see the following:

<action id="61" name="My transition">
<meta name="jira.description"></meta>
<meta name="jira.permission.edit">denied</meta>
<meta name="jira.fieldscreen.id"></meta>


<action id="61" name="My transition">
<meta name="jira.description"></meta>
<meta name="jira.fieldscreen.id"></meta>
<meta name="jiia.issue.editable">false</meta>

Any ideas?

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I believe that property only applies to statuses, not transitions.  While an issue is in a status flagged as not being editable, the issue will not be editable.

That's not the point.

In the next status the issue still remains editable, as I mentioned above.

Because you set it on the transition.  You have to set it on the status explicitly.

Also be careful on your spelling I can see in your excerpts that you have JIRA spelt as jiia.

  • jiia.issue.editable=false

    when it should be 

  • jira.issue.editable=false


Phill, you're right.

But after correcting the typo the issue is still uneditable(

I even tried to add a custom database table prefix, but it also didn't help.

editable I meant)

Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Feb 08, 2016

As Jeremy already said, jira.issue.editable is a property of statuses, not transitions.

Add the property to the status instead of the transition and it should work. 

Where should the issue be not editable? During the transition - then remove the screen used in that transition, or in a status - then add that property to the status as Jeremy mentioned.


I got it. Now I feel stupid)

Thank you so much for help! Those buttons look alike)

What if you want the screen to be there AND the issue (or a specific field) to be uneditable?

Hello there,

nearly the same Problem here..

i put the property to one Step of a certain Workflow.

Issues in this Step are still editable.

Any ideas why?

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Is it on a step or a transition? Is the workflow published?

Workflow wasn't published .. now it works.. thank you very much!


Feeling like a bloody beginner again laugh

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