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Site-admin cannot view processing log

Can anyone help with missing global setting?

- The reference is: Projects / "Service Desk / Project Settings / Channels / Email / Connected Email / View Logs

- The organizer / site-admin cannot view Service Desk Channel Email processing logs.

- Group settings remain at default and have not been altered.

- Site admin should, by default, have superadmin / master control and be able to access all things admin and user across all products and projects.

- No other global settings appear under System / Security / Project Roles


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Dave Liao Community Leader Jan 09, 2021

@SP Support - is the issue that you have a site-admin that can't access the admin page for Jira Service Management email logs?

example: https://<your-company>

OR the project-specific specific page for email logs?

example: https://<your-company><service desk project ID>/settings/email

What happens when they try to access either of those pages?

By default members of the site-admins group should be permitted to see those pages via your Jira site's Global Permissions page.

@Dave Liao, wow what a fast response! Thanks!

  • On the former link, under the Email Addresses section, select "View Log":
    •  Connectivity Log: displays
    •  Processing Log: generates error: "You do not have permission to view this log. If the log is associated with a project, only the project admin can view it. If its not associated with a project, only the JIRA admin can view the log."
  • On the latter link, more precisely: https://<your-company><service desk project ID>/settings/channels/email
    • then following the same selections to arrive at the same result.

On your last point regarding default settings, I agree, have cross-checked, and it appears to be appropriately structured for site-admin to access. 

-- As an aside, I do find it odd that when cross-checking the above's group permissions, Atlassian's layout for the uneditable site-admin default layout is illustrated by products being shown as:

  • Group access
    • Jira administration
      • Admin access
    • Jira Software
      • User access
    • Jira Service Management
      • User access
    • Confluence
      • Admin & user access

and not:

  • Group access
    • Jira Software
      • Admin & User access
    • Jira Service Management
      • Admin & User access
    • Confluence
      • Admin & user access

Or perhaps integrating Service Management as a customer-facing sub template / product under the Jira header, but I am still learning, as we continue to further integrate additional Atlassian products

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Dave Liao Community Leader Jan 09, 2021

Ha, my response was fast because I happened to be browsing Community when you posted. 😉

Anyway, ensure that the person trying to view those logs is also a project-level admin. Generally, this means adding them to the project (under People) and assigning them the "Administrators" role.

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That solved the issue.

Also, it is good to know that site-admin does not have project admin by default and project settings have unique internal access controls located:

https://<your-company><service desk project ID>/settings/access

I will dig into this further to better understand.

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