Control when users can log work against an issue

We use Jira 5.0.2 with Greenhopper, and I am trying to adjust our workflow to prevent users from logging work against an issue that has not been moved to In Progress. I tried adding a property to the Open step that would deny the ability to log work:

jira.permission.work=denied

I also tried this variation, based on an articale I found at j-tricks.com:

jira.permission.work.denied=denied

Unfortunately, neither seemed to work. Am I going about this the right way?

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I don't know if there are any changes in JIRA5. Can you also try this?

jira.permission.work.user=someuser

and see if anyone else have access. You can give some invalid user if the comments are true :)

Thanks, that seemed to do the trick.

special thanks from me, helped me a lot. Murat

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