JIRA - How do I allow a user selected assignee to override default assignee (reporter)

I want to assign the issue to the reporter (default), unless the user wants to assign
it to a different user (assignee field is shown on workflow screen).

Any suggestions?

2 answers


You could add this into your field configuration. Add the reporter by default when create issue :

<script type="text/javascript">
jQuery(document).ready(function($) {
    JIRA.bind(JIRA.Events.NEW_CONTENT_ADDED, function (e, context) {

    function setAssignee(){
        var setUser = AJS.$("#reporter-field").val();
        alert (setUser);


you can write a postfunction and assigne it to reporter if the assignee is empty

you can do this using script runner plugin also,


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