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Default Jira Project Permissions

Sometimes it’s important to understand how far your Jira application has strayed from the default configuration. Was that setting there from the beginning or did an application administrator add it eons ago?

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Default permission schemes (Jira Software Cloud)

To find out, visit Admin > Issues > Permission schemes in your application. Then use this baseline list to compare your Jira settings to the default.

Initial settings for Jira Cloud and Jira Server/Data Center v8.15 are included below. I keep fresh and untouched application instances around so you don’t have to!

Jira Software Cloud Free & Standard Project Permissions

Scheme name: Default Permission Scheme

Project permissions

ADMINISTER PROJECTS

Ability to administer a project in Jira.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • Administrators
    • atlassian-addons-project-access

BROWSE PROJECTS

Ability to browse projects and the issues within them.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • atlassian-addons-project-access
  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

MANAGE SPRINTS

Ability to manage sprints.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • atlassian-addons-project-access

VIEW DEVELOPMENT TOOLS

Allows users in a software project to view development-related information on the issue, such as commits, reviews and build information.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • atlassian-addons-project-access
  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

VIEW READ-ONLY WORKFLOW

Users with this permission may view a read-only version of a workflow.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • atlassian-addons-project-access
  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

Issue permissions

ASSIGNABLE USER

Users with this permission may be assigned to issues.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • atlassian-addons-project-access
  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

ASSIGN ISSUES

Ability to assign issues to other people.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • atlassian-addons-project-access
  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

CLOSE ISSUES

Ability to close issues. Often useful where your developers resolve issues, and a QA department closes them.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • atlassian-addons-project-access
  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

CREATE ISSUES

Ability to create issues.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • atlassian-addons-project-access
  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

DELETE ISSUES

Ability to delete issues.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • Administrators
    • atlassian-addons-project-access

EDIT ISSUES

Ability to edit issues.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • atlassian-addons-project-access
  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

LINK ISSUES

Ability to link issues together and create linked issues. Only useful if issue linking is turned on.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • atlassian-addons-project-access
  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

MODIFY REPORTER

Ability to modify the reporter when creating or editing an issue.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • Administrators
    • atlassian-addons-project-access

MOVE ISSUES

Ability to move issues between projects or between workflows of the same project (if applicable). Note the user can only move issues to a project they have the create permission for.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • atlassian-addons-project-access
  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

RESOLVE ISSUES

Ability to resolve and reopen issues. This includes the ability to set a fix version.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • atlassian-addons-project-access
  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

SCHEDULE ISSUES

Ability to view or edit an issue’s due date.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • atlassian-addons-project-access
  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

SET ISSUE SECURITY

Ability to set the level of security on an issue so that only people in that security level can see the issue.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • atlassian-addons-project-access

TRANSITION ISSUES

Ability to transition issues.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • atlassian-addons-project-access
  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

Voters & watchers permissions

MANAGE WATCHERS

Ability to manage the watchers of an issue.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • Administrators
    • atlassian-addons-project-access

VIEW VOTERS AND WATCHERS

Ability to view the voters and watchers of an issue.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • atlassian-addons-project-access
  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

Comments permissions

ADD COMMENTS

Ability to comment on issues.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • atlassian-addons-project-access
  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

DELETE ALL COMMENTS

Ability to delete all comments made on issues.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • Administrators
    • atlassian-addons-project-access

DELETE OWN COMMENTS

Ability to delete own comments made on issues.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • atlassian-addons-project-access
  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

EDIT ALL COMMENTS

Ability to edit all comments made on issues.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • Administrators
    • atlassian-addons-project-access

EDIT OWN COMMENTS

Ability to edit own comments made on issues.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • atlassian-addons-project-access
  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

Attachments permissions

CREATE ATTACHMENTS

Users with this permission may create attachments.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • atlassian-addons-project-access
  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

DELETE ALL ATTACHMENTS

Users with this permission may delete all attachments.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • Administrators
    • atlassian-addons-project-access

DELETE OWN ATTACHMENTS

Users with this permission may delete own attachments.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • atlassian-addons-project-access
  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

Time tracking permissions

DELETE ALL WORKLOGS

Ability to delete all worklogs made on issues.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • Administrators
    • atlassian-addons-project-access

DELETE OWN WORKLOGS

Ability to delete own worklogs made on issues.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • atlassian-addons-project-access
  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

EDIT ALL WORKLOGS

Ability to edit all worklogs made on issues.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • Administrators
    • atlassian-addons-project-access

EDIT OWN WORKLOGS

Ability to edit own worklogs made on issues.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • atlassian-addons-project-access
  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

WORK ON ISSUES

Ability to log work done against an issue. Only useful if Time Tracking is turned on.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • atlassian-addons-project-access
  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

Scheme name: Default software scheme

Same as the Jira Cloud “Default Permission Scheme” except:

MANAGE SPRINTS

Ability to manage sprints.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • atlassian-addons-project-access
  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

Jira Software Server Project Permissions

Scheme name: Default software scheme

Project permissions

ADMINISTER PROJECTS

Ability to administer a project in Jira. 

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • Administrators

Also includes a checkbox to grant extended project administration permissions.

extended-project-administration

Extended project administration

BROWSE PROJECTS

Ability to browse projects and the issues within them.

Granted to:

  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

EDIT SPRINTS

Ability to edit sprint name and goal.

Granted to:  none

MANAGE SPRINTS

Ability to manage sprints.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • Administrators

START/COMPLETE SPRINTS

Ability to start and complete sprints.

Granted to:  none

VIEW DEVELOPMENT TOOLS

Allows users in a software project to view development-related information on the issue, such as commits, reviews and build information.

Granted to:

  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

VIEW READ-ONLY WORKFLOW

Users with this permission may view a read-only version of a workflow.

Granted to:

  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

Issue permissions

ASSIGNABLE USER

Users with this permission may be assigned to issues.

Granted to:

  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

ASSIGN ISSUES

Ability to assign issues to other people.

Granted to:

  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

CLOSE ISSUES

Ability to close issues. Often useful where your developers resolve issues, and a QA department closes them.

Granted to:

  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

CREATE ISSUES

Ability to create issues.

Granted to:

  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

DELETE ISSUES

Ability to delete issues.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • Administrators

EDIT ISSUES

Ability to edit issues.

Granted to:

  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

LINK ISSUES

Ability to link issues together and create linked issues. Only useful if issue linking is turned on.

Granted to:

  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

MODIFY REPORTER

Ability to modify the reporter when creating or editing an issue.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • Administrators

MOVE ISSUES

Ability to move issues between projects or between workflows of the same project (if applicable). Note the user can only move issues to a project they have the create permission for.

Granted to:

  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

RESOLVE ISSUES

Ability to resolve and reopen issues. This includes the ability to set a fix version.

Granted to:

  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

SCHEDULE ISSUES

Ability to view or edit an issue’s due date.

Granted to:

  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

SET ISSUE SECURITY

Ability to set the level of security on an issue so that only people in that security level can see the issue.

Granted to:  none

TRANSITION ISSUES

Ability to transition issues.

Granted to:

  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

Voters & watchers permissions

MANAGE WATCHERS

Ability to manage the watchers of an issue.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • Administrators

VIEW VOTERS AND WATCHERS

Ability to view the voters and watchers of an issue.

Granted to:

  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

Comments permissions

ADD COMMENTS

Ability to comment on issues.

Granted to:

  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

DELETE ALL COMMENTS

Ability to delete all comments made on issues.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • Administrators

DELETE OWN COMMENTS

Ability to delete own comments made on issues.

Granted to:

  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

EDIT ALL COMMENTS

Ability to edit all comments made on issues.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • Administrators

EDIT OWN COMMENTS

Ability to edit own comments made on issues.

Granted to:

  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

Attachments permissions

CREATE ATTACHMENTS

Users with this permission may create attachments.

Granted to:

  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

DELETE ALL ATTACHMENTS

Users with this permission may delete all attachments.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • Administrators

DELETE OWN ATTACHMENTS

Users with this permission may delete own attachments.

Granted to:

  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

Time tracking permissions

DELETE ALL WORKLOGS

Ability to delete all worklogs made on issues.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • Administrators

DELETE OWN WORKLOGS

Ability to delete own worklogs made on issues.

Granted to:

  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

EDIT ALL WORKLOGS

Ability to edit all worklogs made on issues.

Granted to:

  • Project role
    • Administrators

EDIT OWN WORKLOGS

Ability to edit own worklogs made on issues.

Granted to:

  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

WORK ON ISSUES

Ability to log work done against an issue. Only useful if Time Tracking is turned on.

Granted to:

  • Application access
    • Any logged in user

Scheme name: Default software scheme

Same as the Jira Server “Default Permission Scheme”.

Jira Software Data Center, Jira Cloud Premium, and Jira Cloud Enterprise Project Permissions

These types of Jira have archival features and additional permissions. Same as the Jira Server “Default Permission Scheme” plus:

BROWSE PROJECT ARCHIVE

Ability to browse archived issues from a specific project.

Granted to:  none

ARCHIVE ISSUES

Ability to archive issues for a specific project.

Granted to:  none

RESTORE ISSUES

Ability to restore issues for a specific project.

Granted to:  none

1 comment

That's handy. How about a quick summary of the difference between Cloud and Data Center default permission schemes?

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