Who is shown in the list of reporters?


when editing an issue and the Reporter field appears I want to know what users are shown in that list.

Is there a filter on users or all users from the system?

Is there a way I can restrict that list?



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Anyone who has the permission to create issues in that project.


hmm... ok... but If I have the permission to modify the reporter I can set as reporter users without the Create Permission. Is this correct?

No, it's valid reporters.

hmm... I am running JIRA 7.1.9... I have defined a single user with Create Permission. When I create a ticket I can setup as Reporter other users who DO NOT HAVE the Create Issue Permission.

Is this a bug or normal behavior?


mmm, not sure, it's been a while since I looked at this and it may well have changed.  I wouldn't be surprised if the implementation is to allow any active user to be set, as there are cases where it's a valid thing to do.

is this somewhere stated in the documentation? Can you please confirm that this is actually the case?

a valid case would be: I move an issue from project A to project B and the reporter of the issue does not have the Create Issue permission in project B.


JIRA does allow you to move an issue from a project and keep the reporter, who is not a valid reporter in the new project. Same thing with assignee. More info at https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRA-34148 about why this allowed

so the answer to my question as to whom is shown in the reporter field is: any user from the user base!

is this correct?

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