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Types of permissions in your plan

This page refers to the advanced planning features that only available as part of Jira Software Cloud Premium and Enterprise.

We have a separate section for documentation about the project timeline that’s included in all Jira Software projects. Go to the documentation for project-level roadmaps in Jira Software.

Plans has a separate permissions model from that found in the rest of Jira Software. However, administrators can automatically grant plans permissions to users based on their Jira Software global permissions. Learn how to change permissions in your plan based on Jira Software permissions.

To change your plan’s accessibility settings, you must have the GLOBAL_BROWSE_USERS permission, which is a global Jira Software permission. Learn more about global permissions in Jira Software.

The levels of access for plans are:

  • Plans administrator

  • Plans shared team management

  • Plans user

  • Plans viewer

Learn how to limit who can view your plan based on individual users or user groups.

Plans administrator

Users with this permission can perform all administrative functions in plans, including accessing any private plans.

By default, Jira Software administrators are automatically given Plans administrator access.

Shared team management

Users with this permission can access global team management and edit teams that are shared across plans. This permission is being made redundant with the introduction of our new Teams platform. Learn more about these changes.

Plans user

Users with this permission can create plans and view plans they have access to. For plans they can access, they can also edit their issue sources, edit any issues in the plans, and save these edited issue details in Jira Software. This is the minimum permission level required to share a plan as an image, a .csv, or as an embedded element.

Plans viewer

Users with this permission can browse and view plans in read-only mode. They don’t have access to export a plan to an image, .csv, or as an embedded element. In Jira Software, they can also update parent links, teams, and target dates of issues.

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