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Can you restrict access to a request type or issue type?

My organization wants the ability for internal employees who have Service Desk access to be able to create feature requests, but we do not want our customers to see this request type when they submit a request through their portal. Is this possible, and how do I set this up?


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Hi Amy.

We released this feature as a part of the Enhancer for Jira Service Desk. You can restrict access to a request types based on Project Roles, Groups, Language, Time Zone, and SLA Calendars. More options will be available soon. This is a commercial app, however, I’m sure other features is the app are also useful.

In case of any questions feel free to contact us at


Everything looks nice but you could add condition based on Organization. Anyway, thanks for that!

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Jack Community Leader Mar 29, 2018

@Amy_Dudek, just create a Request Type (call it "Feature") and hide from portal under the request types screen.

@JackThis solution will not work for us because our employees (service desk team) need to be able to submit feature requests on behalf of customers. Now when employees select the "raise request" button, they cannot see the feature request type.

Jack Community Leader Mar 29, 2018

given that detail I can only suggest that the Agents will need to change the type based upon say the summary or description. In other words, I believe this is going to need to be managed by your Agents not employees that are Customers.

@Jack - how do you select that request type to raise an issue on it then? IF its hidden from the portal?

Jack Community Leader May 24, 2018

@Angie Vonnahme, as my followup suggests it cannot be done from the portal if you hide from the portal. As an agent you generally don't work in the portal you work in the application itself where the request type can easily be changed via the drop down. Hope this makes sense. Or consider Matt's suggestion and not hide.

Yes, this is possible. You will need to create a security scheme with restrictions in place for specific Project Roles or Groups.

Refer -

For JIRA Cloud,

For JIRA server,

I tried this and it seems like you can only configure issue level security by project (all issue types in one project) and not by individual issue types within the project. Is this not correct?

@Amy_Dudek yes, and unfortunately Atlassian had a unfulfilling response to this years ago. See

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Name the request type "Feature Request (Internal)" and add a description why. 

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