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  1. Jira Server and Data Center
  2. JRASERVER-14424

Separate permissions for issue filtering and project display

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      The "Browse projects" permission mixes up two different things: (1) permission to see a project at all, (2) permission to see project issues. These two capabilities should have distinct permissions. The current mixup drastically reduces the usefulness of granting permissions to "Reporter" and "Current assignee". A distinct "View project" permission should be required before any other permission is considered. The current "Browse projects" permission could be renamed to "Browse issues".

      Currently if you grant "Browse project" to "Reporter", ALL users can see ALL projects, even those where they have no role. Of course you can create a permission scheme per project, but that nullifies the whole point of having permission schemes.

      This subject has been extensively discussed previously (JRA-4093, JRA-4935, JRA-8950, JRA-11881, JRA-14307). A fix is identified in JRA-14307. It's great to have a patch, but much better to solve the underlying problem.

      Workaround
      This might help in some cases : https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Current+Reporter+Browse+Project+Permission.

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              e38f85614ab3 Hakan Soderstrom
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