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.

Hello Nic, It is not like, I do this every day, so before making those changes I also have to figure out what is the problem and search for a solution which can take 1-2 hours. Nic, don't you think the User Experience suffer in this case? 

I mean, before making some important changes to the workflow, do I really have to provide permissions for myself?

As a solution may be a good idea will be offering Jire admin permission to users who set up the cloud Jira. What do you think? 

No, the user experience does not suffer.  In fact, having too many admins is pretty much at the top of the list of things you never do in Jira, and you should ensure that your admins are either experienced, or cautious, disallowing change until they know how to support it.

The right to change workflow is complex across the various versions.  There's Admin rights for all versions.  Jira 7.6+ allows an admin to delegate a limited edit function, and Jira Software allows an admin to "simplify" a workflow, which also has some limits.

Workflows are complex, and not something a user should edit without understanding - the delegated edits above are all controlled and limit the users to changes they will find it hard to make a mess of.

Joe Pitt Community Champion Feb 28, 2018

I agree with @Nic Brough [Adaptavist]. Too many JIRA Admins can get you into trouble if they don't plan and coordinate.  Unless you have a small instance, changing a workflow will often impact several projects and they may not want the change. Having many custom workflows for only minor variations can lead to confusion in the user experience if they work on multiple projects with the same issue type, but different workflows. 

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Jim Orr I'm New Here Aug 17, 2018

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