Pro-tip: how to give access to just one project in JIRA

Sometimes it makes sense to give a user or group of users access to only one project in JIRA (for example, give access to client so they can follow progress on their project). This can be a little bit tricky, this is how I solved it:

  1. Copy the default permission scheme to another like "Project-Client-Permissions"
  2. Create a group, "Project-Client"
  3. Add that group only to the permissions you want them to have. For me, it is Browse Project, Create Issues, Edit Issues, Resolve Issues, Add Comments, Edit Own Comments, Delete Own Comments, Create Attachments, and Delete Own Attachments
  4. Apply that Permission scheme to the project
  5. Add a user and add them only to the Project-Client group (they should also be in jira-users by default so they can login)
  6. Add (via global permissions) the permission "JIRA Users" to the created group (group "Project-Client" in the above example).
  7. Remove the users from the "jira_user" group, and they'll still be able to login to JIRA, as long as they still belong to the "Project-Client" group
  8. Go back to your Default Permissions scheme and change Browse Projects, from "Any logged in user" to "jira-software-users"
maguay's avatar
2 years ago

That's a super cool workaround, thanks for sharing!

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