Project role defaults

Hey,

If I go to Users and roles in a specific project, I see 3 default project roles: administrators, developer, and users.

my question is if I don't associate users with these roles the default is that these roles are empty or that they associate with the default groups: administrators, developers, and users?

What happens if I associate users to a role the default values is overwritten? 

Thank you,

Shani

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Joe Pitt Community Champion Apr 24, 2017

To me a big advantage of using project roles is the project admin can add/delete people in roles, unlike groups where the jira admin has to add/delete in groups

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It's between "these roles are empty or that they associate with the default groups: administrators, developers, and users".

Jira makes no association between roles and groups that might happen to have the same name.

Jira does however have "default members" for roles.  If you go to admin -> roles, then you'll find the list of roles has space for default users and groups.  These are used only when a new project is created though, and you can remove them after creating the project, they really are just "templates".

Thank you, Nic that was very helpful. 

by the way, it's under admin->system->project roles.

So if I want to change this default project roles members, I should specify project roles for each project? 

For example, if I add a user to project role administrator for a specific project it will then overwrite the default members for an administrator?

Thank you,

Shani

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Joe Pitt Community Champion Apr 24, 2017

The project role name doesn't automatically associate people with it. You need to add users and/or groups to the roles. Then in permisssion schemes, workflow validators, and workflow conditions you use the project role name to test against. 

Hi Shani,

Whole configuration is based on 'Project permission scheme'.  If you set up a specific permission per group (not per project role), this group will have the permission accross all projects...

User can have several roles, that means, you can have one person in Project role 'Developer' and this person can be at the same time in the group 'administrator'. This won't be overwritten.

Hope this will help you,

Regards,

Petra

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