Atlassian's Jira Permission Scheme

I'd like to mimic the permission scheme that Atlassian uses for their Jira issues, and would greatly apprediate some help with understanding how they've got it set up.

The end desire is to allow public access to read issues, only, excluding commit messages, commits, etc.

Any help is appreciated..... a walkthrough would be fantabulous!



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Hi Zaridan,

I'm suspecting that you are referring to, right? Basically, to see an issue an user needs only the Browse Project permission, so you'd simply need to grant that permission to 'Anyone' (Group), which would make the issues in the projects using this permission visible by anyone (even users not logged in).

Just make sure 'Browse Project' is the only permission 'Anyone' have, and by doing so users that are not currently logged in won't be able to comment, edit the issue, etc. You can see more about this in our Managing Project Permissions docs.

If you have any other doubts, just let me know. :)

Hi Matheus,

Yes, that is the site I am referring to. Thank you very much for the (quick) help!

I'll let you know if anything further comes up.



Aha, already got a followup for you :)

Is it possible to hide certain menu items from 'Anyone'? once allowing them to browse projects?

What menu items you mean?

Things like the Dashboards link, and the Test Sessions link. Just links in general would be great to have Access Control over .. but those two in general to hide from 'Anyone'.

From this menu there is no way to control what will show up. :(

However this should not present any problems to you as clicking on Test Sessions will prompt for login, and dashboards will take him to the System Dashboard (which you can define as you want).

Very good .. thanks Matheus, appeciate your help.



Hello again,

I've found today that there seems to be some disconnect between Jira permissions and Greenhopper.

An anonymous user can move issues between columns, and also can see commits to Github, whereas they are not viewable when accessing the issue directly in Jira.

I tried to find some Greenhopper settings for this, but cannot even see Greenhopper settings anymore.

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