Give users the right to delete a task


I realised only 'administrators' were able to delete task in our instance of Jira.

All of users are part of the group 'jira-users', and I can't find how to give them this right.

Could you give me some help?

Thanks smile


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The ability to delete an issue is controlled by the project permissions.

I strongly recommend that you do not allow it to most users though, as once they (accidentally) delete an issue, it is gone, permanently.  The only trace of it is a hole in the numbering for the project, a line in the logs, and a copy in your backups.

If you trust your users and they understand that an issue is never coming back, then fine, otherwise, consider alternatives - build "ignore this one" into your workflows, or set up a "dustbin" project that they can move deleted issues into.

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