Mass Update Project Permissions

Daniel I'm New Here Jan 15, 2018

Is there a way to mass update Permissions?

We have now > 50 projects which are accessible to our accounts.

Now we have created our first client project and want to invite him to jira, but allow him to see only this one project.
I have invited now myself with an alternative email address to the project and assigned the "clientgroup1" group to this member.

 

Unfortunately he still sees ALL projects and I have no Idea how to change this.

2 answers

Hi Daniel!

Into permission schema this is a permission for browse project and issues into it. Make sure, that it is set properly.

You also could use sequrity schemas for this.

Best regards,

Vailiy.

0 vote

I'm afraid mass-updates are not a native function.  You'll need something like Script Runner to make bulk permission changes.

You have started on the right path to fix "limit user to a few projects", but I'm afraid Jira's defaults conspire against you.

You need to go over every permission scheme, checking who matches the rule for "Browse project".  The default here will usually be something like "role: users"  There is no problem with using the role.  But if it's been changed to "group: x" or other things, you'll need to think through the impact.

The problem is not usually the defaults in the permission scheme though.  It is usually the default role membership.  Jira ships with groups such as "jira users" and "jira software users", and these are used in two ways

  • To say "a person in this group can log in"
  • In the default role of users

So, for every project created, the "can log in" group gets added to a role which allows them to see the project.  This is what you need to un-pick.

Where-ever the "can log in" group has been used in roles or permission schemes, you need to remove it, and replace it with an appropriate set of users or groups who should have access.  Also, remove it from the default role.

Then, you can add your single user to the "can log in" group, and the single project they should see, and they'll only be able to see that project.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Join to answer
Community showcase
Emilee Spencer
Published Friday in Marketplace Apps

Marketplace Spotlight: DeepAffects

Hello Atlassian Community! My name is Emilee, and I’m a Product Marketing Manager for the Marketplace team. Starting with this post, I'm kicking off a monthly series of Spotlights to highlight Ma...

56 views 0 3
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you
Atlassian Team Tour

Join us on the Team Tour

We're bringing product updates and pro tips on teamwork to ten cities around the world.

Save your spot