At present the ability to link a user Story to an Epic is dependent on whether the user had edit issue permission or not.
Is it possible to make this action depend on the link issue permission instead of the edit issue permission?
Are you continuing the same question with a new one? Question on Edit permission on JIRA
You should not really contemplate changing the behavior of Epics and Permissions for one Project. Give the users a way of trigger a link by editing another field the updates the Epic by a user that has edit.
If you spend enough time as a Jira admin - whether you are managing a single, mid-sized instance, a large enterprise one or juggling multiple instances at once - you will eventually find yourself in ...
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