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How to restrict users from creating task in a team managed project?

I need to restrict users from creating tasks, but at the same time, the users can shift tasks on the board, comment, and log in their time.  

I tried changing the user access to Viewer, and that worked. The user wasn't able to create a task. But on the board, the user wasn't able to shift the task. I need the user to shift the task to another column on the board.

Is this possible?

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Hi! I think I found a way to do that... It seems to work the way I wanted it to, surprisingly!

I am using a Team-Managed project.

Open up a project.

In project settings > Access. A list of users is displayed. Click on the role and a dropdown is displayed. 

Click on managed roles > Create roles

A list of options is displayed. I checked and unchecked the ones I needed. As I have mentioned earlier,

  1. I don't want other users from creating tasks
  2. I want users to transfer tasks on the board

Click on Create and assign the new role to those users, and refresh the page. 

When I checked on the user's system if they can create tasks, the option to create tasks is not present, as well as, they can shift tasks on the board.

Just what I am looking for! 

Alex Koxaras Community Leader Aug 26, 2022

Good for you @Ryan Paul ! Certainly I've missed a lot on TMP since I'm only working on CM projects. Back to the drawing board for me and I've got a lot of reading to do!

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Alex Koxaras Community Leader Aug 26, 2022

Hi @Ryan Paul 

Perhaps TMP are not the best choice for you. Maybe Company Managed Project is the best option, since you can handle all individual permissions from the permissions scheme.

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Hi @Ryan Paul ,

As per the description, I think your project access level is "Limited". In this case Issue operations like Edit/Move/Transition, etc will not be allowed to a default Viewer role but they can be able to add comments/attachments, etc.

For more details please have a look at here

Thank you


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I'm afraid it is not possible in the security model of team managed projects. "Viewer" is too little, "Member" is too much for your purposes.


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