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Types of permissions in your plan

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

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


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

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

The levels of access for plans are:

  • Plans administrator

  • Plans shared team management

  • Plans user

  • Plans viewer

In order to edit issues in plans, users need to have project permissions as well.

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 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. This is the minimum permission level required to share a plan as an image, a .csv, or as an embedded element.

It’s possible for a user to have the Plans user permission, but lack the permission to edit a project included in the plan. If this is the case, the user won’t be able to save their changes using the Review changes button.

Plans viewer

Users with this permission can browse and view plans in read-only mode, but can’t update or change any plan details. They also can’t access to export a plan to an image, .csv, or as an embedded element.

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