Allow specific group of users to edit closed issues

Hi all,

I've been looking around for a way to enable a specific group of users to edit non-editable issues.

For instance :
Status "closed" has property jira.issue.editable = false
Would like to add something like jira.issue.editable.usergroup = XYZ

However i cannot figure out the proper syntax (if it ever exists)

I've checked


But i'd like to do it without using project roles.

I couldn't get the UserGroup ID so i tried jira.issue.editable.usergroup = "Edit Locked Issues" to no avail.

Thank you for your help

2 answers

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Finally found my way through it.

In Groups management :
- Add allowed users to named group : "Edit Closed Issues"

In Workflow management :
- Add = Edit Closed Issues to state properties
- Remove jira.issue.editable = false property from "Closed" statuses
- Publish workflow draft.

In PermissionScheme :
- Add permission to "Edit Issues" to group "Edit Closed Issues"

Seems to work for me on downloaded Jira 5.1.4

You can find the groups names at


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