I have a lead developer that i need to have access to create new versions within a project. I've found that currently the only way to do this is to grant them a Jira-Admin privilage.
I want to be able to give them the ability to create a new version, but without having to grant them a full admin permission.
Is this possible?
You need to grant the lead developer Administer project permission, not Jira admin permission. It is different. You can see here what a user with Administer project permission can do. https://confluence.atlassian.com/adminjiraserver073/managing-project-permissions-861253293.html
Maybe it is fine for you
I agree with Matt here, permissions need to be more granular than this. We have a team specific to managing releases at an enterprise level. Having that team able to manipulate all projects that utilize the release system at an Admin level project to project is way too much access all at once.
My team is also dealing with this problem. We want to give someone with limited permissions access to create versions, but they do not need to be administering the whole project. Has there been any movement toward more granular permissions for this. Is there somewhere where I can submit a change request to Atlassian for this?
We are going through the same thing. When we launched in 2016, we were told to keep all tickets open for everyone to see and that noone but PMs and managers would EVER add components and fix versions. Things changed (of course) and now we only have one permission scheme that goes across all maintenance projects and we will have to completely re-design permission structure just to make "X" project only permissions a thing. :-(
I've found a way to do it with Automation For Jira. You can create an automation that receives a post request, and that post request can create (and release) a new version. I made one of those and gave the URL to developer that was needing it. It works for me but it's a far cry from a perfect solution.
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