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How can I gate or restrict moving a card to a new column according to user permissions or roles?

Let's say I have three columns, State 1, State 2, and State 3.

I want only user Alice to be able to move a card from State 1 to State 2, but only user Bob to be able to move a card from State 2 to State 3.

Or it could be done at the level of role or group permission, i.e. only Developers can move a card from State 1 to State 2, but only Testers can move it from State 2 to State 3.

Is there a power-up or configuration option that will facilitate this behavior?

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@jccockre here is a Trellinator script that would allow you to configure who is allowed to move from designated lists or into designated lists:

Your permission board would have a bunch of lists with names like "into Stage 3" and "from Stage 1" with one card per person allowed to take that action -- the default will just be to allow the move if there are no permissions set, and the user would receive a notification that they weren't allowed to do that action.

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Mike Atlassian Team Feb 12, 2019

Hi Jason,


Unfortunately, Trello doesn't currently support that level of granularity in permission. Once someone has access to a board, they have full access to that board, but I'll be sure to let the team know this is something you'd like to see in the future!

I got a same requirement. There should be an option for role based access to lists and cards, without it would be a challenge in setting up workflows.

Like Travis Austin likes this

How about only members in the card can move the card?

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Role-based permissions is the way to go here! Would make everybody's lives 1000 times easier with large teams

Like Sap Studio likes this

Yeah, we have the same need. I think intuitively we should have a setting where only people added to a given card can move the card. Otherwise the entire adding-member-to-card functionality seems pretty useless if it's just a decorative mailing list thing...

Like Alex Wostry likes this

I would like to have a Scrum Lead role that can move cards around, while assignees can only edit within the card, but are not allowed to move them, building up accountability

Like richardh likes this

I have the opposite problem, I want to move a card to another board and it won't let me

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