How to assign issue security based on component

I'd like to assign an issue a security level by default, based on the component an issue is assigned to. Possible? Suggestions? Thanks so much in advance.

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Unfortunately, the answers you've been given so far only work for one very specific situation - they do NOT set the security level, they set the assignee to one person and then rely on the default security scheme in the project to do things like "hide the issue from everyone except that person".

If that's what you need to do, then it'll work (with the additional caveat that you also really need to understand the rules about who the component lead is when the user selects multiple components)

To actually do "security level set by component", you need to do some coding. You need to find/write a post-function to add to the "create" transtion (or listener if you want to do it on edit actions). The code is a simple "if component X, then set security Y" block of statements. I'd look at using the script runner plugin to do it.

I am not a developer however I am tasked with investigating setting security level by component. I have downloaded a trial of Scriptrunner but could use an example of the script you noted here where i (as a non technical user) can test an "if component X, then set security to Y" script to verify we can move forward with this integration. Would you be able to assist me in this?

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go to your project configuration page, edit the component and define "component lead" as tandard assignee

This way, every time a component has been selected and the assignee is set to the default "Automatic", it will be assigned to the component lead

you can configure security level for current assignee.

i hope this will help you!!

where do I configure security level for current assignee.

In the "security scheme"

thanks for quick reply Nic. i don't see where. unless mis-interpreting something, in the scheme I can just say which users can SEE issues with this level. I don;t see a way to SET the level based on security

A security scheme defines a set of levels that can be applied to an issue.  Each level is a set of rules that say who can see the issue with that level.

To set a security level on an issue, a user must

  • Have the permission to edit the issue
  • Have the permission to set issue security
  • Be covered by the rule that defines the level they are trying to set 
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As prasad suggested, if you want only the assignee be Component Lead then ok.

If you also want security to view that issue by key or by means of Issue Navigator then you need to set Browse Project permission to Current Assignee. You can find here.

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