I want to restrict a certain JIRA user to read/write one project only. The user shouldn't even be able to see other projects in the project list. Is this possible?
Yes, you just need to configure the Browse Projects permision under project permissions appropriately.
Make sure you are not using generic groups like "jira-users" in the permissions for all projects because all users would be able to see those projects once you do that.
Giving the user access to the JIRA application automatically places them in jira-users group. Removing the user from the jira-users group results in them not being able to access anything. Our project is using a different permissions scheme and does not have jira-users designated anywhere.
@Jobin Kuruvilla, there were some custom fields as well as the "Reporter" field that were propagating permissions for this user to all projects. I'm still working on things, but I started by cloning the default permissions scheme and stripping out all permissions that escalate privilege to all users.
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