After successful installation, you need to verify and potentially adjust your Jira instance configuration to avoid errors during the execution of JMWE post-functions. Most of the configuration required to run the JMWE add-on is done automatically, but if you have customized Jira security settings such as Permission Schemes or Issue Security schemes, you might have to make some additional manual changes.
Identifying configuration issues
If you have already configured JMWE post-functions in your workflows and they do not seem to be working appropriately, head for the Troubleshooting and Support page inside your Jira instance, wait a few seconds, and check whether an error box appears mentioning Security Errors.
Create at least one JIRA Project
In order for the JMWE add-on to work properly, you need to have created your first Jira Project. If you haven't, most configuration pages will not work, and you will see security-errors in your logs.
1 - Check your Global permissions
Verify that the
atlassian-addons-admin group has the Jira Administrators permission, and that the
Jira Misc Workflow Extensions user belongs to that group.
- Go to the Global permissions page (type gg then Global permissions)
- Check whether the
atlassian-addons-admin group belongs to the Jira Administrators permission.
- Click on the View Users link below the
atlassian-addons-admin group and verify that the
Jira Misc Workflow Extensions (or
addon_com.innovalog.jmwe.jira-misc-workflow-extensions) user belongs to that group.
- If either of these checks fail, your Jira instance is not properly configured. You need to uninstall and then reinstall the JMWE add-on and check again. If the checks still fail, you need to contact Atlassian Support and ask them to fix these issues.
atlassian-addons-admin group is only visible on the Global permissions page, and not on the Groups and Users pages.
2 - Make sure the "Jira Misc Workflow Extensions" user has access to all applications
You need to ensure that the
Jira Misc Workflow Extensions user has access to all Jira applications. If not, select the missing applications.
- Go to the User Management page (type gg then User Management).
- Click on the Active users popup menu and select "System Users"
- Click on the
Jira Misc Workflow Extensions user to edit it
- Under Application access, select (check) all Jira applications
3 - Check your Permission schemes
For each permission scheme, make sure all permissions are granted to the
atlassian-addons-project-access project role in the Permission Scheme of the project.
- Go to the Permission Schemes administration page (type gg then Permission Schemes)
- Click on the first Permission Scheme
- Make sure that the
atlassian-addons-project-access project role is granted all permissions. If not, grant the missing permissions to that project role.
- Repeat with all other Permission Schemes.
4 - Check your Issue Security schemes
For each Issue Security scheme, make sure that the
atlassian-addons-project-access project role belongs to every Security Level.
- Go to the Issue Security Schemes administration page (type gg then Issue Security)
- Click on the first Issue Security Scheme
- Make sure that the
atlassian-addons-project-access project role belongs to each Security Level. If not, use the Add link to add the
atlassian-addons-project-access project role to each security level.
- Repeat with all other Issue Security Schemes.
5 - If you are using jira.permission.* workflow step properties
You need to add the
atlassian-addons-project-access project role to the
jira.permission.* property value
- Go to the Workflows page. (type gg then Workflows)
- Edit the workflow which has the workflow step you wish to edit.
- Click on View Properties of the workflow step.
If you have a property set up, add another property with the
atlassian-addons-project-access project role.
For example, if you have,
jira.permission.comment.group=some-group, add a new property
jira.permission.comment.user=some-user, add a third property:
jira.permission.comment.user.2=user-b add a new property
jira.permission.comment.projectrole=10001 add a new property
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