Jira comment visibility dropdown - possible to disable?

Hi,

I am using jira 5.2.2 -- we want to make comments visible to external and internal customers by default -- to that end, we don't want to give users the option of choosing comment visibility while making a comment. I know you can indicate groups or roles for comment visibility -- but how do I simply turn it off? I just want to remove the padlock/dropdown from the comment section.

Any tips? I can't seem to find a way to do it.

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You can remove or edit the dropdown here: /jira/WEB-INF/classes/templates/jira/global.vm

Lines 1-48.

Instead of deleting the Dropdwon, you should add a display:none to the parent div:

<div class="security-level" style="display: none;">

Now you have to restart Jira. After patching Jira, you might have to repeat your changes.

perfect == that works. Thanks!

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