Can we control who can edit an issue whilst in status "In Progress"

When a developer picks up an issue to resolve the status changes to "In Progress" and the assignee is the developer. Whilst in this state is it possible to restrict issue update access to the asignee and administrators only ?

The reason for this request is primarily "scope creep". On occassion a developer will commence work on an issue only to find someone updates the issue, with best intentions, resulting in a change in the scope of what was originally required.

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in "In Progress" status property, set jira.permission.edit.group.1=<some-group-name>

Thanks for the link, followed the guide notes and managed to achieve what was required. Brilliant !

It doesn't seem to work for our JIRA - 6.x. I want to forbid issue edit if it's in "Final" state and set jira.permission.edit=denied, but still am allowed to edit the issue. Tried jira.permission.edit_issue=denied as well, no luck. Any ideas? Thanks.

It is easier for Edit. Try this on the Step and not transition:

Key: jira.issue.editable

Value: false

Doesnt work. 
Tried both options and Im still able to edit the issue

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