Project administrator & permission to edit project-specific workflows etc.

How can a JIRA administrator give a project administrator the permission to modify project-specific workflow(s) in his project? Or the permission to create project-specific issue types? ...

2 answers

1 accepted

Dear Thomas,

I am afraid that this may not be possible in JIRA. Please note that the project administrator (the users which have the Administer Project permission) only have the ability to configure a project specific configuration, such as the project components/versions, project role members, project name, etc. Please see the documentation relating to the permission scheme:

On the other hand, modifying an existing workflow configuration or adding a new issue type requires at least the jira-administrators permission, which is stated in the following documentation:

Though it's not much, I hope that the info above helps to clarify the matter.


Dear Ahmad,

thanks for the reply.

But - this is a pity that a project admin can not edit his own project workflow ...

In our company we have no employee only to administer JIRA. Therefore, the project administrators themselves must be able to handle all project-specific work.

Regards, Thomas

And I know of at least one competitive product that allows this.

You can use Greenhopper simplified workflow if you use greenhopper. Project admins will be able to create status in greenhopper though with some limitations.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Join to answer
Community showcase
Sarah Schuster
Posted Jan 29, 2018 in Jira

What are common themes you've seen across successful & failed Jira Software implementations?

Hey everyone! My name is Sarah Schuster, and I'm a Customer Success Manager in Atlassian specializing in Jira Software Cloud. Over the next few weeks I will be posting discussion topics (8 total) to ...

2,801 views 11 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
Atlassian Team Tour

Join us on the Team Tour

We're bringing product updates and pro tips on teamwork to ten cities around the world.

Save your spot