SQL: How to query JIRA's permission schemes

JIRA's SCHEMEPERMISSIONS table consists of the following columns.


To where should I join PERMISSION column?

I couldn't find any table containing the set of permission types.




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Looking at the following Javadoc, I think this is not something we can query using SQL.


I forgot to add a justification to what I said above.

According to the Javadoc provided, all the permission items are actually integer constants. They seem to be hardcoded into JIRA so it is not possible to retrieve that information using SQL.

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You can use this query (PostgreSQL):

SELECT PS.name AS PermissionSchemeName,SP.perm_parameter AS GroupName, SP.permission_key AS Permission

FROM schemepermissions SP

INNER JOIN permissionscheme PS ON SP.scheme = PS.id

ORDER BY 1, 2, 3;

This should be the top answer. Thanks Daniel!

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Ahmad Danial Atlassian Team Nov 15, 2012

Hey there, Sameera.

Perhaps you can check on the following documentation. You might be able to find what you are looking for:


Warm regards,


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These are hardcoded constants within the JIRA codebase (see https://docs.atlassian.com/jira/latest/com/atlassian/jira/permission/Permission.html for Javadoc details of the `Permission` ENUM). There is a full list here: https://docs.atlassian.com/jira/latest/constant-values.html#com.atlassian.jira.security.Permissions.ADMINISTER

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