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Permission on Issue Type


I want to restrict some users/group to create Issues with certain issue's type.

For example, a Team member can create an issue of type "Bug" only.

Is that possible?

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Stephen Wright Community Leader Nov 01, 2019


There is one way I know of doing this on Cloud without an add-on - but it is a workaround. You can change the create validator on each issue type's workflow to a different permission that a limited group have access to. 

To accomplish this - you'll need:

  • A separate workflow for each group of issue types you want to restrict. So if there was a different group of users for every issue type, each would need a unique workflow.
  • Group(s) of users to be part of the special "create" group - you can manage groups in User Management
  • A unique permission that each group has access to

So, for example, in our instance "Delete All Comments" is a Project Admin-only permission. If I wanted to restrict it so only Project Admins could create Epics I could:

  1. Add a new workflow for an Epic and enter edit mode
  2. Click on the Create transition and select Validators
  3. Remove the default create validator "Only users with Create Issues permission can execute this transition" by pressing the "x" when hovering over this row
  4. Press Add Validator and choose Permissions Validator and press Add
  5. Select the permission unique to my Project Admins - "Delete All Comments" and press Add
  6. Publish the Workflow (inc. adding it to the workflow schemes, etc)

^ Any user will still be able to select Epic in the create screen, but with the above published they'll receive an error when trying to publish their creation. The error isn't very clear as it will simply say the user doesn't have the "Delete All Comments" permission (in the above example) - but it does achieve what you need without an add-on.


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DPK_J Community Leader Oct 31, 2019

@SBT ITwelcome to the community.

I am afraid issue type create permission setting is not possible in Jira.

As a work around I recommend using ScriptRunner's (an external plugin) Behavioral module.

Take a look at this for reference -

You can find more examples similar to the one I have given above if you search this community.

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