Automation Trigger - Who Runs Flow

Ian Ashley January 21, 2021

We have setup some automation flows that include a stage to set the assigned user to person who triggered the workflow. The flow is triggered by a branch being created in GitLab. The flow seems to run as the unassigned user (that is who the ticket is assigned to.)

Is there a way to get the automation flow run by the user who created the branch?

We have configured the developer panel using the plugin incase that is relevant.

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Alexis Robert
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January 21, 2021

Hi @Ian Ashley , 


I don't think that this is possible at the moment, as the Smart Value don't mention the Branch creator etc :

There is a ticket logged to get exactly this, but it has not been delivered yet :


Let me know if this helps, 



Ian Ashley January 21, 2021

That change would be perfect. Would also allow us to record who did the merge following a pull/merge request. Shame I cannot watch it for progress or vote for it.

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December 13, 2023

I also want this. Is there a public issue to watch for this? The only reason I want to use jira automations with github pull requests is for the author field.

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