Remove or restrict editing of Remaining Estimate field from the backlog issue view

We have an issue where we only allow time tracking to occur on sub-tasks. However, via the backlog issue view, a user can edit the Remaining Estimate on a story. Due to our various conditions in our workflow, this creates a problem for us since we only want to use sub-tasks to for time tracking. I've tried the behaviors plugin to make the field read-only but it doesn't stop the ability to inline edit. Any ideas would be appreciated!


Our current solution is a series of conditions for our Story workflow that will require the Remaining Estimate = Null in order to proceed but if we can stop it at the source, that's what we would prefer.


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In the screen scheme of your Story, can you check if "Time Tracking" is in the Edit screen? If yes, can you remove it?

@Gabrielle Bautista [ACP-JA], thanks for your response. Unfortunately, Time Tracking is not present on our Edit Screen.

Ah, in your Board Configuration, click on the "Issue Detai View" and check what you have.

@Gabrielle Bautista [ACP-JA], Time tracking is not included in the issue detail view.

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did you ever resolve this? we have the same issue.

i have questions pertaining to this. 

1.  I can take the time tracking out of the edit screen to prevent users from changing the original estimates, however, if i want the managers to be able to edit the time tracking/original estimates, what screen would i put that in, or how would i restrict those fields to users with certain permissions?

2. The Remaining Estimate field is in the Log Work section, so my employees can edit that field.  I need the employees to be able to log there time for the JIRA issues, however I don't want them to be able to edit the Remaining Estimates field.  How can i make that field on that page read only?


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