Restrict Priority Field


  I am looking for a way to restrict our partner edit or change the field Priority. Highly appreciate for any inputs you might have. Our JIRA is 7.2.3 . Thanks.

Kind regards,




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Four options:

  1. Get the Quisapps field security add-on.  You can also do it with Behaviours in the Script Runner, or other javascript hacks, but these can be bypassed.
  2. Find/write a custom field that you can restrict for edit and copy it into the priority, or even override the priority field
  3. Hack the core code for the field
  4. Without any hacking or add-ons: remove the field from the "edit" screen, place it on it's own "transition" screen and then put a set of transitions into your workflows to allow users to change it via them.  You can place conditions on these to restrict it to your own users.

I like #4!!! smile

smile  I've done all of them at one time or another.  2 and 3 I always mention because they're possible, but I don't like them.  Quisapps is overkill for one field, but if you find a case where you genuinely need a lot of field security (there's not as many cases as people seem to think there are, but there are some), it's well worth it.

4 is easiest and, of course, the only option that works on Cloud.

Thanks Nic.

From my research, the plugin "Field Security" only works for the custom fields but not for the built-in system fields such as Priority. The other plugin "Behaviours", its current version is for Jira-6.x.x but not for Jira-7.x.x . That said, the option #4 is the best for me. Thanks again Nic.


Not quite - Behaviours is now part of the Script Runner as I said in my answers.  Valid up to 7.2 (7.3 soon)

Yeah !!! Thanks Nic.

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