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Browse Projects permissions


I have a particular issue regarding the Browse Projects Permissions: even if I grant permissions just to a restricted group of users, the ones that couldn't see the project can see the project inside the all project list. Ok. He can't see all issues inside the project

Ok, he is not able to see all issues inside the project, but even the fact that the project appears inside the list bother me a bit.

Do you have any idea of how to manage this issue?


Thanks in advance!

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I have the same issue. I have 100 projects under a Permission Scheme, all of the items have only groups for permission. However, the user (that is not assigned to any group yet) can see the list of projects. I don't want this to happen. Users should only see the projects they have access to. Any thoughts?

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You've given this person the right to view the project.  So he can see the project.  I don't see any problem here.

Hi Nic,

thanks for your answer. Unfortunately, even if inside the Browse Projects there isn't the group of the A user, he can see the project on the list of "all project types - all categories".

 I'd like to hide the project even inside this list. Is there any chance to do this?


Browse projects will only list the projects the user can see.

If you want to hide a project, you need to remove the user's browse access to it.  Check the permission scheme for the project and look at who has "browse".  You need to make the user *not* match any of the rules in there.

Hi Nic,

I did it. I set in this way the "browse project permissions", and my user A is not in any of this case.

I tried to re-index all the project but notthing happened.

Do you have any idea?


Thanks in advance,


Your user *must* be matching one of the rules that allows browse rights.

I'd re-check all the role memberships of course, but I suspect that they either have "create issue" rights, which would allow them to become a reporter, or they are selectable from the custom field you have in the scheme which would also give them the right to see an issue in that project.

Hi Nic,

as you suggested, I noticed that there was an "assignable" rule associated with all users in Jira (it was the only one). I changed it and re-indexed all project, but, unfortunately, it still not work...


Hello, it seems i have same problem.... User is not in project users as user or as a group member, project permissions and still can see project itself. It seems that its visible only on project list screen.

@Fiorella Santopietro which version are you using?

Hi @martin-hynek,

we use Jira Cloud.



@Fiorella Santopietro do you use it now or that problem you wrote about is from server version you used before?

Well at the end I used the group security issue and user security issue, in order to allow just a group or a user to see and collaborate to a specific issue.

This is the only way, at the moment, for me..

But at the end they can see all the list of projects that I have in my pocket :(

Hope this is useful,


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Browse project npermission 'Current assignee' is the problem.

I too have the same issue. There should be an easy way to show only the projects a given user is related to in the project browse screen "secure/BrowseProjects.jspa".

There are many cases which users shouldn't know a given project exist.

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