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How to prevent specific Roles or Groups from updating FixVersion?

I want to be able to prevent Developers, Testers, and Product users from editing the FixVersion. Any tips on best of achieving this? I still want it to be visible though. It should only be editable by Tech Manager and Amdin roles.

I guess it's similar to this thread regarding Assignee:, but there doesn't seem to be a pre-existing permission re FixVersion.

This is fairly essential ... currently I have ego's in those roles out there, updating FixVersion willy nilly ... not good! :)

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This is how to do it (i.e. How to control which JIRA Roles can edit FixVersion):

  • JIRA Administration option: Permissions Scheme (per project), contains a permission option "Resolve Issues";
  • It's description contains a cute/subtle little line " …includes ability to set a fix version”;
  • You can specifiy Roles, Groups, and Individuals to have this Permission.

Prerequisites: having a well-defined set of project Roles, and Users correctly assigned to their respective Roles.

Ack: thanks to my colleague Steven Bruce for pointing in the right general direction.

Hope this is useful to the wider community!

In relation it's also worth being aware of how to workaround the associate between Resolve Issues and FixVersion:

As far as I know JIRA does not support field-level security. The usual solution for this is the following:

  • remove the field from all screens in the associated workflow
  • create a new screen with only that field
  • add a new transition to the workflow that refers to the new screen (the transition has the same start and end state, eventually you want to add several of such "loops")
  • apply permissions to the new transision

Thanks for this suggestion Niels. I looked into applying this approach but it was going to be a fair amount of effort and prone to me making configuration mistakes. So I carried on investigating and encountered an elegant solution, and the way I suspect Atlassian intend it to be used. After >2 years using JIRA I'm still constantly suprised at the range of control hidden in nooks and cranies :)

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