What is the "Project"-permission in JIRA?

I have created a new JIRA-project using the default permission scheme. When a user, that has the "User" role of the project, tries to create an issue - he gets the error

"User <USERNAME> does not have the 'project' permission"

If adding the user to the adminstrator-role, he can create an issue. So then I read the security scheme and apart from the "Administer project" permission which is only for administrators, members of users has the same rights as administrators.

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Found it!

I had copied a workflow and it turned out that in that workflow I found was a validator when an issue was created (transition to Open status)

"...Only users with Administer Projects permission can execute this transition..."

Updated workflow, problem solved

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Peter Bengov Community Champion Dec 16, 2014

Project permissions are comprised of both Roles and Permission Schemes. You may have a user set in a role User or Administrator, but this role won't have the relevant setting inside the Project's Permission Scheme. 

Go to that project's permissions schemes and make sure the User role is set for the following (at least):

  • Browse Projects
  • Create Issues

Extra read: https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Managing+Project+Permissions

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