I have already delegated post-functions to event listeners. And now I want to delegate workflow validation to my plugin too. How can I do this?
I know that I can create custim workflow validator but in this case Ialso need to assign this validator on the specific workflow transition. Moreover, this validator will be able from validators list but I don't need it. My validator is useless outside my plugin. I need make my validator inaccessible outside plugin.
No, there's no way to do this. Once an add-on announces one of its modules as a validator, it goes on the list of available validators.
I'd add code to the top of your validator to say "if called in the wrong way, return a "pass"", and put something in the description to tell admins when to use it
Validators are for checking fields (and other data) before committing a transition. You'd have to implement a whole new structure in the workflow engine in Jira.
Why is this such an issue? Most administrators won't use a validator that isn't relevant to their process flow, and even if they do use it in the wrong place, all you have to do is return a "no, validation failed" error by default.
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