jira.permission.attach property

Hey all, 

When I use this status property, I manage to deny creating new attachments from users but the problem is that they cannot even view the already uploaded attachments.

How can I fix this? I need them to view the attachments but not create them.

(JIRA Server 6.4)

Thank you

1 answer

1 accepted

0 votes
Accepted answer

You can use the workflow property of

jira.permission.attach.group = Group-name

In order to limit which users can attach files to an issue in that specific state.   The groupname you list there would be the only group of users that have the ability to add attachments to that case.  But in doing so, other users not in that group can still see existing attachments on that issue.  They just cannot add attachments unless either the issue is in another status, or they are member of that group.

If you aren't sure how this should look in a workflow property, I would recommend checking out this other related post that might help explain how using the .group attribute should look.

That post was about deleting attachments, so the property name is different, but the principles are the same.

But if you just want to prevent users from creating attachments, there is also the Managing Permission Schemes documentation that might also be helpful.   The difference is that the permission scheme settings persist for all issues in that project, regardless of their status. 

Thank you for your reply. 


I did all those things before posting this question. Thing is, when you add the property on the very first step of your flow, then the creator add attachment and then it disappears. 


You can reproduce it I guess

That's interesting.  The behavior for this workflow property appears to be different in Jira 6.4.x when compared to more recent versions such as 7.4.x.

In my Jira 6.4.13 instance, I can see the same behavior you report, where attachments are not visible at all with that workflow property.  But in Jira 7.4, I found that this property still allows you to see existing attachments, but not add new ones.

After looking deeper into this, I can't seem to find a specific property that would allow you to still see existing attachments, but not be able to add them in Jira 6.4. 

I am not certain exactly which version the behavior of this workflow property changed.  Unfortunately the workflow properties are not very well documented on our site at this time.   I suspect that this was changed with the release of Jira 7.0.0.   Perhaps upgrading Jira would be the best way to enforce the behavior I think you are trying to implement here.

Yeah, thank you very much! 

With regards,


Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published Jan 08, 2019 in Jira

How to Jira for designers

I’m a designer on the Jira team. For a long time, I’ve fielded questions from other designers about how they should be using Jira Software with their design team. I’ve also heard feedback from other ...

1,082 views 4 9
Read article

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