Making Columns readonly after a certain Status

Hi there,

I'm on JIRA v7.17 server instance.

Is it possible to make a field readonly for users/groups once it is in a certain status? I don't want users to be able to make changes to the description field once the requirements have been signed off (i.e. verified state). Only the Project Admins should be able to do this. 

I tried this :


But it doesn't seem to work.



2 answers

0 vote

What property did you add on the workflow step?

Hi Jobin,


I added :

Where mca-admin is the group that can edit the description field.



Is that group already a part of the Edit permission? Or is the edit permission given to a bigger group like jira-developers?

The edit permission is part of bigger group jira-users.



You need to add the other group also as part of the Edit permission. You can restrict it only if the group already has permission by itself.

Hi Jobin,

I don't understand what you mean.

Do you mean in the permission scheme I give Edit permissions to this mca-admin group specifically?

At the moment edit permissions have been given to all JIRA users and mca-admin is a subset of that.



Yes, try that.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Atlassian Community Anniversary

Happy Anniversary, Atlassian Community!

This community is celebrating its one-year anniversary and Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has all the feels.

Read more
Community showcase
Julia Dillon
Posted Tuesday in Jira

Tell us how your team runs on Jira!

Hey Atlassian Community! Today we are launching a bunch of customer stories about the amazing work teams, like Dropbox and Twilio, are doing with Jira. You can check out the stories here. The thi...

244 views 1 18
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you