Can't add status

I want to add a new colum in workflow. At board settings, I can add new columns pressing "Add column" button. But I can't add "Add status". I'm the admin of this project. Please check my screenshot. 



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Hello Janath,

by adding a status you change the workflow of a given project, thats why you need the global permission jira-administrator.


Semi Kefi

Checked global permissions in settings. Seems like administrator has all privileges. 

You are only Project-Administrator and not additionally Jira-Admin or Sys-Admin.

Ah got it. Now it's working fine. Thanks a lot. 

Why do I need to change global permissions when I just created the Jira workspace and I am an only user? Am I not supposed to have all need permissions to change workflow? 

No.  Admin means admin, not "do everything", although an admin certainly can allow someone (including themselves) to do anything.

You don't need to mess with global permissions for this one, just make sure you are at least a Jira admin, so you can edit workflows.

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