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how can i make summary field editable only for certain role

I want to make restriction for edit summary field to be editable only for same roles for the whole projects.


I used behaviours to make the field readOnly with expect condition to that role it works but it will be restricted for the whole (Create, view and edit). 


There is another way to do this ? 

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Ivan_Tovbin Community Leader Nov 07, 2019

Hi Mahdi,

There's a way to achieve this. Not the most elegant solution, but it works.

1) Remove 'Summary' field from issue 'Edit' screen

2) In your workflow create a GLOBAL transition, that lead to ITSELF. That way it will be available in every status, but won't change the current status once used.

3) Add a screen to that transition with 'Summary' field

4) Add all neccessary conditions to that transition, to make it available only to certain project roles.

Now your 'Summary' field will be editable ONLY through that transition. Transition conditions will make sure it's only available to required project roles.

Hope this helps.

Hey Ivan,

This will work, but it's huge stuff I have many projects with different workflows certainly there is another optimized solution using scriptrunner or bevaiours that's why I'm asking the question 

Ivan_Tovbin Community Leader Nov 07, 2019

Behaviors could be the solution, but it'll require some fine tuning, like specifying actions (screens) where you want 'Summary' to be editable for everyone (like Create screen). Other than that I don't really see a problem with behaviours. Please let me know if you need help with the code.

Yes, I'm focusing on behaviours, i added a behaviour to the summary filed I make it read-only with a condition for some roles and I mapped for all the projects the problem now I didn't get the part to make this happen only on the edit screens because in this way even when you create the issue you must be part of the role users.

Do I'm on the right way? 

Ivan_Tovbin Community Leader Nov 07, 2019

You are doing it almost right. You need to check that this is NOT a 'Create' transition:

if (getAction().getId() != 1){

1 is always the ID of 'Create' transition. 

Like Mahesh_Kallepalli likes this

Thank you very much, Ivan, it works fine ;)

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Leo Community Leader Nov 07, 2019

Hi @Mahdi_Challouf

Below snippet will do the trick for you on create screen, just include your user role condition along actionName in If or inside if

if(getActionName() != "Create"){




Hi @Leo thank you for your help it works too ;) 

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