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How can I block new stories to be created when an epic is already Done/Closed?

We want to have a mechanism to stop users from keep adding new bugs/stories into an epic that's already in the Done status. While it doesn't re-open the epic (doesn't changes its Done status), it makes it hard to manage. For example, we may miss the new work completely because the board's filter doesn't include the new issues. We are currently on Jira Server and Jira Cloud instances due to migration.

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Hi @Jerri Chiu ,

You can add below workflow property at done status. 



workflow property.PNG

@Sreenivasaraju P Does that property need to be added to the workflow applied to the Epic, the story, or both?  We've tried applying it to just the epic and didn't see the expected results.

@Sreenivasaraju P while this may block/hide the create child issue, what if an user creates an issue, and then in the epic link field just fills in the epic link? wouldn't that also add the issue to the epic as well?

HI @Jerri Chiu ,

Can you try adding below property at done status of epic workflow and check.

Property Key: jira.permission.edit.denied

   Property Value: denied

@Sreenivasaraju P Tried that, the "Create issue in epic" button indeed disappeared, but am still able to create child tickets by entering the epic link in the issue during issue creation.

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