Issue Security

Using Issue Security to Protect Templates

Protecting templates

Issue Security in Jira allows you to control who can view and interact with specific issues, including templates. By configuring Issue Security, you can protect your templates from unauthorized access or modification, ensuring they remain intact and usable by the intended audience. This guide will walk you through the steps to set up and use Issue Security for protecting your templates.

Navigate to Issue Security Settings:

  • Go to the Jira administration settings.
  • Select "Issues" from the sidebar.
  • Under the "Security" section, click on "Issue Security Schemes."
Jira Issue Security Schemes

Create a New Issue Security Scheme:

  • Click on the "Add Issue Security Scheme" button.
  • Provide a name and description for your new security scheme.
  • Click "Add" to create the scheme.
Add a Jira Issue Security Scheme

Define Security Levels:

  • After creating the scheme, click on "Configure" next to your new security scheme.
  • Click "Add Security Level" to create different levels of access.
  • For each level, provide a name (e.g., "Template Admins", "Template Users") and a description.
  • Click "Add" to save each security level.
List of issue security schemes

Set Permissions for Security Levels:

  • For each security level, click on "Add" to assign permissions.
  • Choose the users, groups, or project roles that should have access to this security level.
  • Click "Add" to save the permissions.
Issue security levels in Jira

Apply the Security Scheme to Your Project:

  • Go back to the "Issue Security Schemes" page.
  • Click on "Actions" next to your scheme and select "Associate Projects."
  • Choose the project where your templates are stored and click "Associate."

Assign Security Levels to Templates:

  • Navigate to the issues or templates you want to protect.
  • Edit the issue and find the "Security Level" field.
  • Select the appropriate security level (e.g., "Template Admins") for each template.
  • Save the changes.

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