Destrict fields for users

Deleted user Nov 22, 2017

Hi community,


how can I restrict fields for users?

For example a field "cost" in an issue can only be filled out by User A and B.




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Hey @[deleted],

One other option to consider is to add an add-on like Power Scripts. It can easily create these field-level restrictions you need.

One way of doing this is just hiding the field from users who aren't in a specific project role. We've created a short 7 min video detailing how to setup the add-on and the script that does the hiding.

We've also included the sample script we used, so you can just copy and paste it to try yourself.

Hope this helps!


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Jira does not do field level security, so you can't do this directly.

Your options are

  • Move "edit" into your workflow and protect the transitions that allow edit
  • Look at add-ons that provide secured fields, such as Quisapps
  • (Arguably, javascript kludges or, better, Behaviours, can help, but there are really simple ways around those)
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Field-level security is not possible in Jira, and although it was requested as a feature years ago, we will not be pursuing it:

Please review the page below for information on why that will be:

We have also listed a few workarounds there, so please have a look at them and let us know if you have any questions.

Kind regards,


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