Greetings, I have a small team that is working on one project in JIRA. We are bringing on someone that we need to give limited access to only issues that are assigned to them. I have tried everything and im sure it’s a simple answer - please help!
This sounds like an issue security question. Try reading up on Issue Level Security. This link is for the 5.1 version of JIRA, but you can search the documentation for whatever version you are using.
How about setting the Browse Project permission in the project's permission scheme to Current Assignee?
Also, you might want to create a new project role/group, add your existing users to this role/group, and then add this role/group to the Browse Project permission as well? This will allow them to view any issue within the same project, while maintaining this user to view only issues assigned to them.
You mean if you are using the default settings (which is Project Role (Users))? Or Current Assignee?
If it is the default, then anyone can view any projects in the instance; provided they are in the Users project role for all projects. If not, they can only view projects that they are configured in that specific role.
If you just set the Current Assignee to that permission alone, then users can only view issues assigned to them.
If you were to mix the Current Assignee and a group that contains your existing users (excluding the limited user), then all of your existing users can view all issues; and the limited user can only view the issues assigned to them at present.
Indeed, Jared. The function of the Browse Project permission is to allow users to browse projects so that they can create issues. Since you've added the Current Assignee to the Browse Project permission, he/she can browse the project but only view the issues that are assigned to them.
I believe that this is how JIRA works. ;)
Hmm, from what I understand from your requirements, is this what you would like:
Can you confirm if this is what you would prefer, as this is what I understand from your question above:
"We are bringing on someone that we need to give limited access to only issues that are assigned to them..."
"...that simply allows them to view everything in the project..."
"...it gives that single user access to the entire project..."
If you can clarify this, this will be great!
Justin, thanks for all your help! Can you tell im new to JIRA haha? Yes, your first two bullets is exactly what I need.
I have set up an issue security scheme that incudes everyone in the group but that one person then I have applied that to the project. The issue is the person still cant see issues assigned to him.
not sure if this will work. Browse project means you can see all individual issue (except those with a security level).
I understand your solution this way. If I am assigned to one issue - I can see all issues in that project. But I haven't tried your setup yet. Maybe it works anyway, but I have my doubts.
Hmm, interesting case, mate. I tried the Browse Projects permission, and the result was this:
Interestingly enough, the issue security scheme works too! :D
Hello, I have read through this and I am still struggling. May I add my scenario, it may be similar but any help is appreciated.
1 Project, 1 admin, 2 devs and I simply want devs to not be able to see unaasigned issues.
I realize that has been asked before but I am stuggling to make it work.
Could someone lay out a step by step resolution once and for all?
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