Can Service Desk Customers receive notifications on every Status change for non-public projects?

Can users with Service Desk Customers project role receive notifications of all status changes for non-public projects?

These are the only notifications customers receive when SD notifications are ON:


If SD notifications are OFF, I understand customers will receive notifications as per the project's notification scheme, but only if it is a public project.

Maybe, customers can be added to another project role as well, specifically designed for receiving those email notifications. If so, what event is triggered on every status change? ('issue updated', 'generic event'...). I guess that adding a wider event will produce more notifications than just status changes... right?

There might be another approach using Post Functions on every workflow transition. If that is possible at all, how could that be configured?

Thank you very much in advance.

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Paulo Hennig Atlassian Team Nov 17, 2015

Hello Ignacio,

Notice that the Notification Scheme will only be valid for the users who have access to JIRA (Your customer don't belong to that, unless if they are JIRA users as well), so besides the default JSD notifications where you mentioned before, you'll have to create an automation rule when an issue matches a specific status, a notification is sent (Alert) to a specific user.

For this, I'd create an pre-made automation rule called _Be aware of urgent issues_ and just edit the user who will receive the notification and set to notify when the an issue matches a status X or Y (IF and ELSE IF)

Thank you for your answer.

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I think I've found the answer I needed:

"Email notifications will only be sent to people who have permission to view the relevant issue — that is, people who:
- have the Browse Projects project permission for the project to which the issue belongs; and
- are members of any Issue security levels that have been applied to the issue."

So, assuming Service Desk Customers are restricted to Portal Access, that's why they cannot be notified unless it is a public project.

However, there might be other ways of notifying customers (Automation rule? Post function?).

Hi Ignacio,


You can send out notifications based on ANY issue event in SD using our add-on



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