Question on custom field

Is it possible to display custom field based on user group. i see one plugin for field security but it is commercial.

Please also tell me if i can control custom field display in the workflow CONDITIONS.

Thanks in advance

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No, Jira does not do field level security. See

I suspect the plugin you've found is the one that adds it (I have not used it much myself, but at a glance, it does seem to work well - the obvious traps like working in excel, the issue-navigator and so on seemed to be caught)

As for Conditions, I don't think you've understood what they're for. They stop people from performing actions. They have nothing to do with fields or the display.

THanks for the reply.

Every time i create custom field do i have to create newfiled-view.vm & newfiled-edit.vm files?

I am thinking we need these files if i have to control this filed functinality, let me know if this is correct.


Um, in what context? Your own plugin? One you've found?

I want to control(hide/show) one custom field in the edit issue screen based on user group. do i have to create newfiled-view.vm & newfiled-edit.vm files under WEB-INF/classes/templates/jira/issue/field/ and make changes to newfiled-edit.vm code?

Again, in what context?

I am Not writing code for plugin. One project in jira require custome field to be displayed based on a user group.

Argh. Although that is a slight improvement, because we can now guess that you might be trying to stick random files into the core of Jira without really knowing what you're doing.

You have a set of options here

Write a plugin that provides a field that implements the security you want

Hack the existing core files to insert things like "if field is type X and called Y and I'm in project Z, then hide it from users matching a pattern"

Add new files (which is what you seem to be trying) and then hack the core code in Jira to tell it when to use them. I would admit to being out of my depth here - I think it's possible, I am pretty sure that if it is, you need to find and amend a whole swathe of files to point at your new templates, but I really don't know where to look next. I'd really not recommend trying to do it this way though, it's a lot of work - plugins are a LOT more simplg.

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