I would like to request the "Release" functionality to be a separate item in the permission schema. I want to set a permission to a build group that is separate from the administrator of the project. This is an audit issue for us and should be treated as so. If my team needs to release I have to set them as administrators of the project, which is not a specific project role... it is a build role.
Hope this makes sense. I'm not sure how other teams handle this but this is an audit finding for my team.
@somethingblueplease read the requests above.
WE (your customers) NEED a separate permission so that WE can assign a user that is NOT the project administrator the ability to action the "RELEASE" button and release the release.
Example of use would be a Development Manager or a DevOps lead, etc. It has been almost 2 years since you posted your response. Every other week people are up voting this request or adding the same request. Please slot for Jira's next release.
CC: @Josh Berman
Here's a couple of related issues in the public issue tracker.
Voting or commenting there may have better reach to the right eyes on Atlassian's teams. Those linked issues would also benefit from your concise user stories.
I have created a Jira add-on Version Manager for Jira, which provides a new permission Manage Versions.
By assigning users or roles like Release Managers or Product Owners to this permission they can create and release versions without need for Administer Project permission.
Hope this helps.
This is a kind of basic "business rule" of system administration... You must separate user management from any other system role!
I don't want my configuration managers or project leaders with authority to add or remove users/permissions. Currently only Administrator role can add/edit Releases.
Also... More than 3 years and Atlassian has not provided a solution or alternative to this.
I'm very disappointed with Atlassian!
Have you added the users as Project Admins? When you create a user that is not a project admin and go to the Kanban board that option is greyed out. Per the Releasing a version knowledge base article you will need to have the JIRA 'Project Administrator' permission in the project(s) whose issues are to be included in the version.
As Jordan stated you can make changes to the permissiosn in the project under permisisons.
In a board, when I have no filter enabled the release link is disabled and greyed out because it shows multiple projects of which I am not admin. When I filter on my project, it is enabled but gives the error below. And indeed, when I have my own board with only my project, I can use that link. Wouldn't that be a bug in JIRA? JSWSERVER-12930 could be related, appears as fixed on cloud but not on server.
To create a version and also to release it in Jira you need Administer Project permission. But this allows the respective users with this permission also to edit project role membership, which some companies like keep separate from creating and releaseng versions.
Therefor I have created a Jira add-on Version Manager for Jira, which provides a new permission Manage Versions. By assigning users or roles like Release Managers or Product Owners to this permission they can create and release versions without need for Administer Project permission.
For this version management an additional user interface is provided, because the standard user interface for version management is part of project config section only available for project admins.
Hope this helps.
P.S. I am not able to influence behaviour of Kanban or Scrum boards with my plugin. To release a version for a board, you still need Administer Project permission.
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