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How do I prevent a field from being edited after an issue has reached a particular workflow status?


My users in JIRA had edit privileges which is very helpful in their being autonomous in JIRA.  However, I have a problem that this causes that I'd like to solve.  When I release issues off my kanban boards, I don't want users to change status and bring it back onto the board (besides, I don't think released issues even show up on the board).  

Is there a way I can prevent users from editing released issues?



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Hi Joseph,

Have a look at the advanced workflow properties.

You need to use the jira.issue.editable property.



But that will stop all edits to the issue, not just that one field.

Also, it won't stop "edits" to status.  Status is not a field, it's an indicator of the position in the workflow.  To change it, you use transitions that move the issue to a new status.  The edit property does not affect status changes.  To do that, you need to look at the "conditions" that are on the transitions out of the current status.

Thanks for the comments.  Your references to status are probably relevant if I wanted to prevent editing of an issues that is moved into 'Done'.  I'm less worried about editing of status while the issue is on the board.  What I want to avoid is modifying the issue once it's released off the board.  Does that make sense?

Absolutely.  It does sound like you need "disallow edit after it moves off a board".  So, if your "not on the board any more" depends on status, you're good to go, because you can just stick the "do not edit" flag on status that are not on the board.

If your boards are not selecting by status, then you're a bit stuck though.

Thanks, Nic and Bhusan

You can add a condition at transition level that only admin or group of people can transition back.

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