once you close an issue editing is no longer possible.how does jira know the disable editing?

Is this done by simply checking the issue status name = 'Closed'? It would be silly in my opinion.

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There's a "property" on the step in the workflow that says "issue editing is false". Status doesn't matter.

here are the 4 properties that exist on the transition:

wich of them tells me that editting is not possible?

opsbar-sequence 60
jira.i18n.submit closeissue.close
jira.i18n.title closeissue.title


Not the properties on the transition - the properties on the step. A transition is an action, and a step is a state, description or attribute if you like.

It's not useful to try to say "on transition disallow edit" because a transition lasts a fraction of a second and by it's nature is an edit in itself anyway. It IS useful to say "when issue has this attribute, disallow edit"

Hello Flavius.

Yes, Jira disables the editing when the issue status is turned to "Closed".

I could create an Improvement Request if you want to, so let me know about it.

Best Regards.

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