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Zendesk integration add-on - ability to manage watchers on a JIRA issue

Hi Everyone,

We currently have an issue where JIRA issue created using this add-on ( automatically adds the issue creator as the watcher.

Is there any hack on the JIRA side (e.g. a flag in the database) which can be done to override this?

Many thanks,


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Ravi Sagar Community Leader Jul 20, 2021

Hi @Systems Operations 

This happens when an issue is created. If you have scriptrunner then you can create a listener to remove the watcher when issue is created or disable autowatch own issues feature by going to Jira Administrator | System | User Default Settings.

I hope it helps.


Hi Ravi,

I am running JIRA server 8.13.5 and I cannot find "User Default Settings" under JIRA Administration --> System


Is "ScriptRunner" an add-on which needs to be installed?




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Daniel Ebers Community Leader Jul 23, 2021

Hi @Systems Operations

the exact "path" to click through, like Ravi suggested, should be:
Administration > User Management > User Preferences > Edit default values > Default Autowatch

Could you please confirm this works for you?

Yes, the App you referred to is one that needs to be installed - you can find it in Marketplace (


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