Project within a project assigning to 1 person


In JIRA 6.2 we have a couple of Projects. When issue type project is created within one of the Projects, we want it to be assigned to 1 specific person. Doesn't matter which Project.

How and where do I do that?

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You can try and specify this under Project > Administration > Components > Default Assignee.

This sounds ok, but I don't get it what is meant by Components. Also, how do I specify that 1 person there?

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Hello Vera,

In order to implement this feature you could :

1. Define a specific project lead

2. Go to Project Administration -> Roles and define the deafult assignee as Project Lead

Another possible solution is to update create transition inserting a post function that automatically assign issues that use workflow to a default assignee.

Hope this helps,


Thank you both, but that's not it. Because my project leads are somebody else and it's about a project within a project.

And Fabio, your second option needs some extra information, because I don't get the last part...

I do not understand what you mean with "Project within a project". In Jira one project is one project. You might have an issue type called Project, but that is just that - a type of issue.

If you want to look into what @Fabio's meant with his answer, you can read here:

Hello Vera,

you could update the related workflow adding a specific postfunction to create transition.

The postfunction that you should setup is "Update Issue Field" provided by JIRA Suite Utilities plugin.

Hope this helps,


Indeed, as I said, it's an issue type. I will read the documentation and let you know.

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