Adding collaborators is pretty straightforward! In Jira 7.0 and up, this is done via the Service Desk Team role on the project.
If you didn't already see it, you can read more about what permissions Collaborators have here.
But why is it implemented like that now? Is it because of presumable redundancy of Collaborator role since it still consumes a license? But it says in the documentation that Collaborators can leave only internal comments but the Service Desk Team role for the project gives all the rights to the project that the project team should have but not collaborators. Could you please expand on that?
Collaborators need to be added to the role "Service Desk Team" in your service management project.
However, these people have NOT been given the access to Jira Service Management. They only have access to Jira Software/Jira Core. Hence you can choose their names in the role of Service Desk Team but because they have no access to JSM, they will NOT count towards the license.
They will still be able to see the issues and write internal comments on them.
Hope this helps.
In our case, we bought a standard license for Jira Service Management, But we still use free version of Jira software. Now can I add a person who is using free version of Jira software as a collaborator in JSM ?? is that we need to pay for the collaborator license??
Thank you in advance !!
Hi @Lavanya ,
There is no such thing as a collaborator license. :)
I believe that as long as this collaborator person has been entered in your JSW as a user, you can add him/her as a collaborator in your JSM project.
You can always test this by adding him/her to the role "Service Desk Team" in your service management project. If that works well then there is no problem with your free JSW license.
Thats the problem here, I added the Collaborator to the role "Service Desk Team", but after adding, the collaborator can use all features that of an agent, I mean as an assignee, can access Queues, reports and so on which should not be the case as per Atlassian support.
In Atlassian support it is stated that:
"Collaborators don't have access to the service desk interface (e.g. queues, reports and SLAs) and service desk projects appear as JIRA projects to them. They cannot work on issues, for example, logging work or transitioning issues."
I think, adding Collaborators doesn't work if we have free JSW.
Hi @ameyer , is this role equal to what you called Service-Desk-Team? I need to have this collaborator role, since we do not have JSM licenses no more to occupie for working on help desk tickets. How can i do that from the Admin settings, empower users to collaborator? Thanks a lot