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How can I prevent users from deleting issue links? (Permissions, ScriptRunner, etc?)

I'd like to restrict certain user groups from deleting issue links (but not from creating issue links).


It looks like Issue Linking permissions aren't itemised in Jira, so is there a way to separate out Delete?


Alternatively, could I use ScriptRunner to hide the Delete Issue Link UI elements based on if the user is in a given project user group?

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Hi @stringsonfire 

Yes you can use behaviours to make it readonly field. Take a look at this example here.

This will make the issue link readonly but people can still use the plus sign to add links but you can also use script fragments to insert a css to hide that plus sign.

I hope it helps.


Behaviours work only on the create/edit screen. For making sure users are not able to remove the links. You can hide the cross icon next to the issue links by inserting a custom css for the view issue page.

Like Daniela Buffarini likes this

In Cloud, some alternative for prevent delete issue link ?

Very grateful @Ravi Sagar  for making a video to show us your solution
ScriptRunner for Jira - Make Issue Links Read Only 

Like Ravi Sagar _Adaptavist_ likes this

I am glad you find it useful.

In Cloud, some alternative for prevent delete issue link ?

Same here. Looking for the same solution.

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