I got the same message, but the field did not show. It seems the message is wrong or misleading, as it had nothing to do with edit permissions.
The field was simply empty for the issue, so it didn't show, although it was on the right screen.
Unfortunately, in JIRA 7.3+ the "Where's my field?" seems to be missing, so there is no way to really find out why a field is not showing.
Then you have not given the right permissions.We can't really tell you a lot more than that unless you give us the detail of what you are setting up and what you see when you try things. The error message in the original question is solved by giving people the right permissions.
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