How to add admin role constrained to a project

I would like to know if it's possible to give a user a global admin privileges constrained to a specific project.

I would like this user to be able to change issue types and to change the workflow as he wants.




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Joe Pitt Community Champion May 07, 2015

No. The admin function is for all of the JIRA instance. Because JIRA allows use of all the building blocks (fields, schemes,workflows, screens, etc.) by any project you want to have a gatekeeper for modifying anything that may impact another project. It could be disastrous if the admin for project A decided to delete a field from a screen also used by project B when they still use the field. 

Hi Ramon!

In global premissions add this rights to a group (some new group), then in project roles set this group to a roles. Dont use this group in other projects. This will work. you will have group for project "superusers"

I'm afraid that is not correct. The rights that Ramon is asking about are JIRA Admin rights, which do NOT apply at a group level and affect ALL projects.

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It's currently not possible out of the box. We at Wittified have an add-on on the Atlassian Marketplace: Delegated Administration for JIRA ( ) that can help though.

It allows you to delegated the selection of:

  • Issue Type schemes
  • Workflow schemes
  • Notification schemes
  • Permission schemes
  • Field schemes
  • Issue Type Screen schemes

In addition to this you the admins can control their own Permissions and Notification schemes. We are in the process of adding more items into this area.

Of course all of these are under access control so that you can restrict how much access you want to give out.

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