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Custom fields edit permissions



Is there a way of granting permission for custom fields?

I've created a custom field and I want to be the only being able to edit that field, not anyone else inside the project. Is this possible?


Thank you


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Not directly, Jira does not have field-level security (it's an anti-pattern for collaboration in most places).

You can do it though.  If you move "edit (certain fields)" into the workflow, you can protect the transitions with conditions.

how does this works? 


If you move "edit (certain fields)" into the workflow, you can protect the transitions with conditions."


Im not sure about it,

Thank you

I didn't explain it originally, as I don't want to do the explanation if you already knew how to do it!

Let's imagine you have a simple workflow of Open -> In Progress -> Closed.  To "move the edit into the workflow";

  1. Create a new screen, containing the field(s) you want to control the edit of.
  2. Remove the field(s) from the edit screen for the project and issue type (this stops people amending the field with either the edit button or the in-line editing)
  3. Edit the workflow.  Assuming you want to allow edit while the issue is "in progress", then create a transition that
    1. Goes from "in progress" back to "in progress"
    2. Uses the transition screen you created with the protected field
    3. Has conditions that prevent people from using it (for example, if only your project lead should be able to edit the field, then use a condition that says "user is project lead") 
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Fabian Lim Community Leader Jan 15, 2022

Hola @Alejandra González

Por defecto no se puede. Como dijo nic, tienes que usar una pantalla de transición.


Lo que nosotros hacemos es usar una transición con conditiones para que ciertas personas  puedan usuarlo y que se llama a si misma. Ejemplo:


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