Is it possible to add new project permissions in JIRA?

In other words, is it possible to add new permissions to the standard set of permissions that are shown on the Permission Scheme window (ie Administer projects, Browse projects, etc.)?

On a semi-related note, what would be the easiest way to restrict access to a specific field on a screen to a specific group or role?

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Hi Stephen,

Regarding to your questions:

In other words, is it possible to add new permissions to the standard set of permissions that are shown on the Permission Scheme window (ie Administer projects, Browse projects, etc.)?

No, only via code customization;

On a semi-related note, what would be the easiest way to restrict access to a specific field on a screen to a specific group or role?

Only via third party plugin. By default, it is not possible either. There's an old discussion about this matter that ends up with the JIRA issue JRA-1330. It was marked as "Won't Fix" due the high complexity to be implemented, so this feature will not be available in JIRA.

Cheers,
Lucas Timm

Lucas, thanks for the answer. As far as the new permission, then is it possible to customize the code on the installed version? If so, where would I go to start?

Yes, you can customise your installed version - download the source code, amend it, recompile it and install it on your server.

See https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Building+JIRA+from+Source

Having said that, you might not need to redo the whole thing. Depends on what you're changing - if it's just .jsp files or .vm files or even properties, you might be able to skip it completely. Many bits of Jira are replaceable as well, just by recompiling bits of it into replacement classes

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