What permissions are needed to add story points to issues?

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Estimate in story points


I have a custom configuration scheme for my projects, where I want to add permissions to estimate story points.

I also want to avoid giving any other permission to developers if necessary.

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Edit Issues should be all that's needed to edit Story Points. The only field that's no covered by that permission is Due Date, under Schedule Issues.



I've seen that the "Group Custom Field Value" option exists on the Grant permission form.

The story points option is not available, though. Only the "flagged" and "Epic Status" fields appear, though. I've tried typing "Story Points" with no luck.

Changing the assignee is the Assign Issue permission by the way. 

If what you want is restricting other specific fields, this is not something that is natively done in JIRA, but what you can do is this (for Story points):

  1. Use a screen for View (do that in your Screen Scheme) that contains all fields normally used in your issues, including Story Points
  2. Use a different screen for Edit with only "non-restricted" fields, not Story Points.
  3. Make a transition from one status to itself. Call it "Edit Story Points".
  4. In that transition, set a transition screen that contains the Story Points field.
  5. Use a workflow Condition to restrict that transition to the users authorized so modify story points.

You get the picture. This amounts to a "private" transition in which you update the restricted fields. That's a roundabout way to do field-level security, but I know many users do this.

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