What are comment restrictions for groups?
Comment restrictions for groups makes it possible to set different default comment restriction roles for specified user groups (Jira user groups). When a user is assigned to a group which has a group specific comment restriction role specified any comment they'll post will by default be restricted to the selected restriction role.
If a global or project default restriction role is set that comment restriction role will be ignored and the group specific comment restriction role will be applied instead.
How can I use comment restriction for groups?
Default comment restrictions for groups is a good way to automatically set comment restrictions for certain users when you are afraid of posting sensitive information in a public Jira installation. You can find an example use case here.
Configuring comment restrictions for groups
- Navigate to either the project configuration screen or the global configuration screen. You can read more about the difference between global and project settings here.
- Scroll down to the "Default Comment Restrictions for Groups" section and find the role you want to set as the default comment restriction and click "Manage groups".
- A new dialog will open asking you to fill in the groups that should have the selected role as their default comment restriction. Use the auto-complete search field to select the groups and click "Save".
- After saving you'll see the groups you've just added in the table. The default comment restriction role for users in these groups is now the project role they're listed behind.