I can't change the assignee on one of my Projects.

It used to work so I must have changed something.

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Found the issue!  I added the Assignee back to the Create Screen and now the Assignee is editable.  I did not want the Assignee modifiable on Create as ALL issue must be vetted by only one person.  Oh well.

Thanks for your help.


Being able to assign issues comes from two permissions. You should have the assign issues permissions and the other user should have the Assignable user permission in the respective project. Can you check that and let me know.


Do you have a separate View/Edit screen? We do, and when I put the Assignee field in View/Edit it's not exposed in our intake form (Create screen) but it's editable. Then you can turn off the assign issues permission for your requesters without losing functionality they need or inviting chaos.

Both Permissions are identical to another project that I can change the Assignee.

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