Log work as another user

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.

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You are right, not without a plugin. On onDemand, tempo provides that option.

Does Tempo replace the Jira worklog functionality? I haven't played with it before.

it extends the JIRA worklog functionality. Tempo makes use of JIRA worklogs only and optionally adds more attributes to work logs. Then there is all the reports and additional features like logging work for others.

Where or how exactly dows tempo allow you to log work as/for another user?

Oh...and the use case is in Jira Agile, during sprint close out, the lead is logging work but wants it to show up as the actual user instead of him.

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Ann Worley Atlassian Team Jan 13, 2014

It looks like you can choose the user you are logging work for from the pull-down menu.

From: https://tempoplugin.jira.com/wiki/display/TEMPO/Logging+Work

"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."

See this post on logging work with JIRA Agile and Tempo. It also includes a video demonstration. Note that the feature also works without JIRA Agile.

Cheers,
Viðar

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. 

A simple (and supported) solution is to use this plugin:

Log work as another user

https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/es.sistel.plugins.jira.logwork-as-another-user/server/overview

That allows you to log work on behalf of another user of your choice.

Regards

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