Can Service desk customers be allowed to edit description of a request?

Can Service desk customers be allowed to edit description of a request?

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JIRA Service Desk Overrides JIRA's edit permission, you need to have an Agent License  and a member of the Service desk Team in order to edit issues. 

If you use the permission helper, it will show you the conditions needed to edit the issues.

I'm having the same problem

I did edit de global and project permissions, so my customers would edit their own comments and delete their own attachtments, but it doesnt work.


So there is no way customers can edit comments if they dont have agent license o the global permission to edit?



i tried adding service desk customers role to the edit issues permissions and it didn't work, in fact JIRA gave me an alert stating there was an error in the permissions. Does anyone have a step by step to enable service desk customers to be able to edit their own issues? I don't mind if they can edit any issue in that particular portal even.

JIRA Service Desk overrides the Edit issue Permission.  Users Must be an agent to edit an issue. 

Jira has a powerful permission administration and with this override it makes is average. For me it's a key feature that customers can edit their issues!

Do you need to use Service desk project?   Could you use a non-service JIRA project where JSD does not override the roles? 

If I'm using a Business or Software project we miss the SLA functions. So we need the Service Desk project.

I agree,

this is pretty strange behaviour to override edit permission,

since some cases need this.

E.G.: we're having account request forms with checkboxes, dropdowns, etc.

And sometimes things need to be changed afterwards, by the requester. ;)

Could this be added please. Otherwise this feature lagg will make the product static as hell and not as proclaimed agile.

+1 for this feature. Our customers are asking for this.

+1 for allowing users to edit their own support tickets.  It's amazing we're even having to discuss it as being an option.  This is the only support ticket system I've ever used that does not allow this.

We can acquire information through the form at point of submission, but things can change.  Priority can change.  The client can have an additional conversation with the customer and acquire more information that needs to be added.  There is too much churn back and forth for Developers to be responsible for updating a client's support ticket for them.

Same here. Customers need to edit the impact / urgency / priorities in case they need to change it later after creation of ticket. Atlassian has to implement this.

I also think it's totally ridicolous that you need to let a customer become agent just to simply edit their description. I also would like to have that feature ... the customer should be allowed to correct and change the request in specific states. 

I'm currently having a trial license of Jira service desk, but more and more get the feeling it's too inflexible (like also you can not add more (custom) fields to show in the portal), so thinking about to move on to another helpdesk system..

Maybe you want to consider using a standard Jira project with a screen scheme that limits the create and edit screens to the screens the customer should have access to.  You can use transition screens to update all fields.

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Paulo Hennig Atlassian Team Aug 25, 2015

You're right Taulia, the customers can't edit issues. 
For more information about permissions between Agents, Customers and Collaborators, I'd advice you to take a look on the following link:


This makes NO sense. Our customers need to be able to change the priority after creation. They need to be able to set a due date after creation, they need to be able to set a screen field on transition.

While I understand you want to have as many users paying for JIRA and agent subscriptions, it is ridiculous to restrict the simple ability to edit fields after the issue is created. We waste so much time editing issues via customer comments.

I also see this is common in the Atlassian feedback systems and yet there is never any Atlassian comment or action.

So frustrating that we are going to probably move from the Atlassian service. We have over a hundred staff on Confluence, Jira and Service Desk, yet the nit picking in Service Desk is too much of a headache to outweigh the integration benefits. 

Question @Marc Turner , why would you not set the priority and due date when the ticket is created? 

Additionally, We have Service-Now and we cannot change the original data in the submission ticket.   I think this is a best practice for ITSM is not to allow the original request to change. 

you can also look at products such as Backbone that will allow you to sync issues between a service desk project and standard JIRA software project.

Yes. If your project role Service Desk Customers has Edit Issues permission in the Permission Scheme, and your customers are in that role, they can edit the description.

I tried doing that but it doesnt let the users have edit rights. It says permission denied

It seems that only agents are able to edit issues.

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