Making fields manatory

We would like to make one of our field (error type) mandatory. I know this is no problem, but we only want it to be mandatory when the issue is closed, not when it is edited in any other way. Is there a way to get an error for this field, whenever it is not filled, but only when the issue is being closed?

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Not really. Mandatory fields are configured by field configuration, which applies throughout the lifecycle.

Most of us install plugins that provide "field must be filled in" *validator* functions for a transition and use them on the "close issue" transitions, but you are going to need to find and install one (or write one!). I tend to use the one in the Jira Suite Utilities

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