Transition condition on specific user

Hi guys,

I was wondering whether it's possible to setup JIRA workflow in such way, that only specific user can change status of an issue. Basically, I would like to create transition condition like current_user == 'jira_robot'. I seem to be unable to get current user using custom condition script. 




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Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Apr 26, 2017

Hi Martin,

you are right, there is no "user = abc" condition. But there is a condition "User is in Group", so an easy way is to create a group and add the user to this group and add the "User is in Group"-condition to the transition.

Yep, I know about this. But it's sort of a workaround. I was hoping there's a 'clean' way how to do this. But thank you for suggestion, I'll probably go with this solution.


Btw, Isn't there a way how to bypass this using ScriptRunner plugin which we are actually using?

Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Apr 26, 2017

Yes, this should be possible. There is an example here:

You get the currentUser as described in the example and compare that value not to "" as stated in the example but with your own string.


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