How to restrict to edit custom field in particular status?

Ivan Ivanov May 13, 2019


We have a problem:

The user changes the status of the issue. Then the fields become unavailable on the edit and view screens.
At this moment this issue was opened by another user and he was able to edit the fields on the view screen.

How to solve a problem? Is it possible to completely forbid editing fields? Or how to make a notice that the issue is open on another computer?

Any ideas?

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Shwetha Suvarna
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May 13, 2019

Hi Ivan,

You could use the workflow property to restrict the users from editing the values in a particular status.

Please follow the below steps and let me know the results:

  • Go to the Project --> Project settings --> Workflow --> Edit
  • Select the required Status, which has to be set as uneditable
  • Click on properties
  • Screenshot 2019-05-13 at 10.46.44 PM.png
  • In the new window that comes up, set 
  • Proper key = jira.issue.editable
  • property value = false
  • Screenshot 2019-05-13 at 10.47.18 PM.png

The article workflow-properties explains the same.

Best regards,


Atlassian Cloud Support 

Ivan Ivanov May 14, 2019

It worked. Thanks!

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lucky nath November 27, 2023

Hi @Shwetha Suvarna ,

i have form, there is custom field, so Rather than disable whole issue, can i disable only one particular Custome field?

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May 13, 2024

I want to disable only one field, not all the fields. How can i do that?

Jordi Targas Tarridas
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June 7, 2024

I am looking for the same issue, is this property available for just one field? Thanks!

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