Can "Reports" be restricted down to specific user group?


I was wondering if we can restrict access to "Reports" on the Summary page of a JIRA project to a specific user group.

I would like only administrators and Project leads to be able to run the reports.

Thank You

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Renjith Pillai Community Champion Feb 16, 2013

While this is not a secure way, it will help avoiding people from directly using the links available on the project summary page.

Add this to your announcement banner (change the group name from "jira-administrators" to whatever needed)

<script type='text/javascript'>
AJS.$(document).ready(function () {

    AJS.$.getJSON(AJS.contextPath() + '/rest/api/latest/user?expand=groups&username=' + AJS.$('#header-details-user-fullname').attr('data-username'), function (data) {
        var allowed = false;
        var membership = "jira-administrators";
        AJS.$(data.groups.items).each(function (aa) {
            if ( == membership) {
                allowed = true;
        if (!allowed) {

Thank you :)

This works, however once you click off the summary page and click on another tab (Issues) for example and click back on Summary page. You can see the reports.

Is there any other alternative?

Thank you

Renjith Pillai Community Champion Feb 20, 2013

Browsers do not call the ready function when back button is pressed and I guess it is tricky to get that done. Diff browsers may behave differently too. A complete solution will require coding as Nic said.

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No, not without coding.

It's pretty pointless too - your users can still get at the data that the reports show, so why make it difficult for them?


We need it restricted for our clients, so thats why i thought maybe we could apply a user group restriction.

Will the coding allow that?

You'll need code to remove the options from the menu, and code to prevent them using the urls directly (although only someone who knows Jira would work out how to get there). But yes, it's possible.

My point about it being pointless stands though - there's nothing to stop your users simply grabbing a download of a list of issues and generating their own (possibly inaccurate) versions from the raw data.

I will relay this back to our JIRA administrator and we can what is decided.

Thank you so much :)

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