Overrule workflow as admin?

Is it possible to overrule an existing workflow as admin (e.g. set an issue from "new" to "closed" without setting the 5 states in between, with different workflow permissions)?

If yes: how can that be done?

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The only way to move from one status to another is via transitions. You must do it via transitions.

However, there is nothing to stop you *Adding* a transition that goes from "new" to "closed" and putting in a condition of "must have system admin rights to perform this transition"

Good point :-)


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