Restrict workflow by group in Jira 5 +


I used to be able to manually edit a workflow xml and add (jira 4) :

<condition type="class">
<arg name="">com.opensymphony.workflow.util.OSUserGroupCondition</arg>
<arg name="group">IT-Helpdesk</arg>

Now this line doesn't work anymore in Jira 5.

By what can I replace it ? (I tried script runner but there's no function that seem to work for group) example : currentUser.inGroup("groupname")



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Actually the point of it was to restrict some specific issue type by group which is the only way to do it. We do not want to restrict it for all issue type.

I found a solution which is to use the script runner and validator on create using :


Its not in the buildit script list.

Hi Martin,

Is there a particular reason you are manually adding it to the xml? Have you tried adding a "User is in group" condition as mentioned here

This does not work for the 'create' validator in the workflow. We used to restrict it by group directly in the create step.

This was the only way in the past.

Bleugh, can't you just do this properly and use permissions to stop the wrong people creating issues?

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