Group assigned to a Project through Permission Scheme, but doesn't work for second Project


We are setting up Jira 6.2. I have read a lot about Groups, Roles, Projects and Permission Schemes.

- We have a bunch of users (not yet everybody)
- Each user is in a group (not yet everybody)
- Our Projects are the parts of the organisation (all set with a Project Lead in it)

I am testing how the permission schemes works, but I get stuck:

1. Create a project role for a specific project, e.g. Test1: UserA on Project1 but not UserB. (In the future this will e a group of users)
2. Configure a new permission scheme: I copied the default and added the Project Role in step 1 to Browse Projects.
3. Associate the persmisson scheme to Project1.
4. Tested with the 2 users and Yes it worked!

I did the whole thing again for Project2, but now with
Test2: UserB on Project2 but not UserA. (So, that's the opposite)
This because I'm gonna have 8 Projects and therefore(?) 8 Groups.
But now both users can't see any of the 2 projects.
And putting both the Project Roles at that Browse-option doens't seem to do the trick either

My questions:
1. How is this possible?
2. I understood that you don't need permission schemes for each project and you should get it worked fine with the default scheme and Global Permissions, but I don't understand how I should do it then. I just want the users in the Groups to see the Project the Group is assigned to.

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Ok, step back and do the basics.

First, let's say you have 8 projects, and 8 groups of users - i.e. one group per project

The most simple way to handle this is:

  • Create (or reuse) a single permission scheme.
  • Create (or reuse) a single role, let's call it MyRole
  • In your new permission scheme, put in "Browse: Role: MyRole"
  • In ALL your projects, make sure they are using the permission scheme
  • In EACH project, go to roles and users, and add the project group for that project into the role of MyRole

That worked! I don't fully understand, probably because I didn't do that last step, but it works!

Now I just have to set up the rest of this Permission Scheme!

Yes, groups are intuitive (user goes in group, group can do X), but roles take a little getting used to. They're a lot more flexible than groups though, well worth working through them!

Thanks for that! I will!

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