Is it possible to give users only assign permission to certain other users/groups

The idea would be to create a certain type of permission for a user/group or project role (whatever works I guess) which grants the permission to assign issues, but only to a select group of people.


Here is an example of how this would be used:

Let's say we have two teams of people working on the same project but with different goals. Team A is developing phone applications and team B web applications. Each team has lead and each is related, but the leader from Team A should only be able to assign issues to members of team A and likewise. 


Is this possible?

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Hi Ken,

You can do this using the Power Scripts add-on.

There is a video tutorial walking you through in detail here.

Hope this helps!

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Joe Pitt Community Champion Oct 02, 2017

Not out of the box

Are you aware of any plugins that would allow this type of scheme?

Joe Pitt Community Champion Oct 02, 2017


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Maybe with properties in statuses you can do a workaround:


Replace example with group=group, role=role, user=username, which you dont want to assign issues.

This link might help you:

Take note that you should make a different workflow for different combination of assignable groups and the user which assign issues.

Correcting, you cant deny a permission for a user/role/group etc, you deny a permission for all users.

The workaround would be a blank assignable user permission in the scheme and grant that permission to only the groups you want to be assigned with the property.

Sorry for the mistake.

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