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 https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/50500/how-do-i-allow-jira-administrators-to-edit-closed-issues-without-reopening-them

and https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/165541/how-to-enable-only-project-administrators-the-ability-to-edit-closed-issues

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

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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 jira.permission.edit.group = 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

Admin->users->groups.

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