Triggers links not available as Project Administrator

When this user (a Project Admin) clicks to edit the workflow they can then edit the workflow.

When the same user tries to add a transition the links aren't available like they are as JIRA Admins.

Any ideas why this may be? Screenshots attachedJIRA_Admin.PNGProject_Admin.PNG

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Tarun Sapra Community Champion Jul 26, 2017

Only JIRA admins have full control over project workflow. 

Since JIRA 7.3, project admins can also edit the project's workflow but with some restrictions listed below  -


  • The workflow must not be shared with any other projects, or be a system workflow.
  • To add a status, the status must already exist in the JIRA instance i.e. the project admin can't create new statuses or edit existing statuses.
  • To delete a status, the status must not be used by any of the project's issues.
  • The project admin can create, update or delete transitions, but they can't select or update a screen used by the transition, or edit or view a transition's properties, conditions, validators or post-functions.

Thanks Tarun.

Editing the workflow works fine.

It's just that the project admin can't create a transition though - the option isn't available for them as show on the screenshot (we're on Version 7.4).

The workflow also isn't used on any other projects

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