How can we disable the new Admin->Add field in JIRA 6.1

How can we disable the new Admin->Add field in JIRA 6.1 ?

We have given admin access to some of the project leads. Since it's very easy to create the field now they are all trying it ;-) The concern here is fields are created in Global contexts and getting added to shared screens, so it's impacting other projects.

Thanks in advance!

4 answers

1 accepted

You can disable it by disabling the module "View Issue Ops Bar Actions group" in Issue Operations plugin. Though it's a system plugin I didn't notice any issue by disabling it. You may test it thoroughly before trying in production.

You know that disables it for all administrators? And doesn't stop the function from working if you get there via another route?

Yes I know it will disable it for all administrators and doesn't stop admins from creating a customfield with Add Customfield UI.

Actually, my answer was not to address the real problem of multiple jira administrators but just to disable that particular menu item from the UI.

That did the trick! Thank you!

AFAIK "Add new field" is the default permissions to the adimins so we can't change this. But you can do one thing tell to the project leads if add any new fields then need to configure to that particular project only and issue types then it will not effect the other projects.

Hope this helps you,


0 votes

You can't disable it.

There's a general piece of advice on admin here - never give it out to project leads and other users. You should have a small handful of administrators (at least two, never more than ten, and ten is when your Jira install is huge)

I would remove this access from them as soon as possible. Every Atlassian job I've had has started with being hired to sort out the mess made by too many admins.

(Atlassian are looking at more granular admin access levels, but I don't know exactly when to expect an improvement)

Nic, this make sense. I am working towards to reduce the number and I could do that to an extent. Still trying hard to convince people.

Or you could hide the link using script. Pasted into the Announcement Banner.

// Disable Admin/Add Field option
AJS.$("#opsbar-admin_more").live("click", "#add-custom-field", function(){ 

Suggest an answer

Log in or Join to answer
Community showcase
Sarah Schuster
Posted Jan 29, 2018 in Jira

What are common themes you've seen across successful & failed Jira Software implementations?

Hey everyone! My name is Sarah Schuster, and I'm a Customer Success Manager in Atlassian specializing in Jira Software Cloud. Over the next few weeks I will be posting discussion topics (8 total) to ...

2,873 views 12 18
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you
Atlassian Team Tour

Join us on the Team Tour

We're bringing product updates and pro tips on teamwork to ten cities around the world.

Save your spot