What is the project "Release Manager" role for anyway?

I want to allow some folks to modify Versions. I thought the Release Manager role would support that, but they don't see any extra screens or options. I actually can't find any documentation on the web about this project role. And my "default" permissions scheme doesn't show any Version related activities to even assign this role to!

2 answers

1 accepted


In regards to your comment: That is a fact. The out-of-the-box roles are:

  • Administrators
  • Developers
  • Users

Additionally, here's some good documentation to point you in the right direction: https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Managing+Project+Roles

As far as Modifying Versions goes, it's essentially the "Administrators" (or anyone that has the permission "Administer Projects")

Yes, it's not the role that controls the ability, it's the permissions. You could easily set up "project admin" permission to say "people in the project admin role, the project lead and people in group X"

Note also that project admins get component and user editing rights in the project.

Good info, Nic, thanks! I would still love to see some assignable Version permissions. I think my Project Leads would like that ability without being responsible for the entire People tab, too :)

Oh snap... these roles may not be built-in. I'm inheriting a legacy system without any documentation. Maybe my predecessors invented this role. The question still stands, albeit, slightly modified... are there any roles that allow modifying Versions besides the Project Administrator?

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Atlassian Community Anniversary

Happy Anniversary, Atlassian Community!

This community is celebrating its one-year anniversary and Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has all the feels.

Read more
Community showcase
Amir Kazemi
Posted 5 hours ago in Jira

We want to know what Jira Service Desk apps you're using!

Hi Community! My name is Amir and I’m on the Jira Service Desk product marketing team at Atlassian. Our team would love to understand how you’re leveraging our ecosystem for Jira Service Desk. Wha...

22 views 0 4
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you