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Permission control on workflow and/or attribute

Sandra Chen (36131) | asked Nov 06 '09, 1:30 a.m.
Hi There,

We have client customizing RQM defect form via RTC client. They were asking if the permission to edit a field or modify the state transit of a field can be controlled by different user's role.

Scenarios as below:

1. Only allow developers to change "Defect Status" from new->open or open->FIXED;

Only allow testers to change "Defect Status" from FIXED->closed.

2. Only developers can edit the field of "Defect Resolution", while testers cannot.

Please advise if the above can be implemented.

Thank you and regards,


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Marcel Bihr, Jazz Work Item team (1.4k) | answered Nov 06 '09, 4:03 a.m.
You can configure which workflow actions can be transitioned based on the role of a user in the team configuration section (project area editor -> Process Configuration tab -> Team Configuration -> Permissions). The workflow action permissions are under 'Work items' -> 'Save Work Item (server)'.

For resolutions, a role can have the permission to change the resolution, but it is not possible to specify permission per resolution (e.g. 'fixed' is allowed but 'invalid' is not can not be configured).

A user without permission to modify the resolution but having permission to transition a workflow action that needs a resolution will only be able to set the top-most resolution .


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Prasad Mandre commented Feb 13 '13, 6:49 a.m.

This helped me also. Thanks for answer

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Sandra Chen (36131) | answered Nov 11 '09, 12:09 a.m.
Dear Marcel,

Thank you very much for your promp reply. I am going to pass the same onto the client.

Thank you again of your great help.



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