I believe I've reviewed every post and tried every option going back several years without success. We used to be able to do this (although even then was a bit of an adventure)
Bottom line: the dialog below looks like my best chance of success -- but where are the users?
Users are in the project, the project has other admins (besides the overall Jira admins).
For any devs at Atlassian -- what is the logic that populates my options here?
At a loss.
I'm an administrator using JIRA v8.11.0 and followed the advice about using Edit Defaults then just type in the Project Lead field until the required name is auto-suggested. Then hit the Update button and the Edit Project Lead and Default Assignee for Project pop-up box disappears to leave me on the Project Lead > User and Roles screen and the Project Lead entry alters to Default Assignee. Refresh the page and I'm back to the original set up and nothing has changed.
Alternatively, if I change the current Project Lead role to unassigned and return to the Edit Project Lead > User and Roles screen the Project Lead entry alters to Default Assignee. On clicking Edit Defaults both the Project Lead and Default Assignee are blank and labelled Select. I type the name of the relevant person and choose from the auto-suggest list, then click Default Assignee and choose Project Lead. This time when I hit Update nothing happens - it remains there and I'm unable to commit the changes.
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