So...I think I know the answer (you can't with out using a plugin), but I want to confirm that someone else hasn't come up with a genious way to do so.
Can you log work as another user, with out being that user?
Like I said...I suspect "not with out using a plugin..." but it's late and I've been looking into it and just need someone to sanity check my brain.
A simple (and supported) solution is to use this plugin:
Log work as another user
That allows you to log work on behalf of another user of your choice.
It looks like you can choose the user you are logging work for from the pull-down menu.
"The current user name is displayed in the header of the log work dialog to keep reference, in case a Team Lead (or a user with Approve Timesheet permission) is logging work for team members, given the option User with Approve Timesheet Permission can log work for team members is enabled in Global Configuration."
That is also possible with free add-on Log Work Utilities: https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.gebsun.plugins.jira.log-work-utilities/server/overview
It offers standard JIRA Log Work dialog extended by additional "User" field. Simply select "Log Work Extended" option/action located next to standard "Log Work" on the issue page and enjoy.
Regarding Log Work Utilities plugin (https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.gebsun.plugins.jira.log-work-utilities/server/overview), I afraid :
This add-on is no longer maintained. Its functionality will be included intohttps://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.gebsun.plugins.jira.startwork/server/overview
"Log Work Utilities" is no longer maintained.
"Log work as another user for Jira" I have no experience with and may work, but it costs $ and we refuse to shell out hard-earned dollars for every little shortcoming of Jira. Soon we will need a paid plugin just to log into Jira or to open an issue.
In any case I managed to log work as another user today (in March, 2019) using the following free (well, for now) and maintained "User Switcher for Jira".
You open the issue you want to log work for, click "x" and select the user to switch to. Then you can use the regular "Log Work" functionality.
Ah, wait, I'm sorry, I mixed the plugins up!
So "Log Work Utilities" is the plugin that does not work (no surprise since it writes "this plugin is no longer maintained" in the plugin description).
"Log Work as Another User" I have no experience with.
I will correct my comment above.
The latest version of Worklog Express app that we (END2END) have developed which was released on September 11, 2020. gives users the ability to log work on behalf of other users.
In your project permission scheme there is one permission called "Create for" which offers the possibility to assign worklog for different user.
Check our documentation for more details.
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