Allowing users to create issues anonymously

JIRA can be configured to allow users to create issues without having logged into JIRA. There are two related actions:

  1. Allow users to browse and search issues in the project without logging in.
    1. Add the Anyone group to the Browse Projects permission in the permission scheme for the project.
  2. Allow users to create issues in that project without logging in.
    1. Add the Anyone group to the Create Issue permission in the permission scheme for the project.
    2. Set the Reporter in the project's field configuration scheme to optional.

Any issue created by a user who is not logged in will display 'Anonymous' for the reporter of the issue. 

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  1. User avatar

    Milosz Walter

    Is the e-mail of the anonymous user stored?

    Will he/she be informed if the bug has been fixed or somebody commented on it?

    Thanks in advance,


    08 Apr 2011
  2. User avatar


    does an anonymous user count as a "user"

    05 May 2011
    1. User avatar

      Milosz Walter

      Not really,
      I rather think about a default reporter.

      In our setup every one (not a real jira user, thus anonymous user) should be able to report issues. He/She will be mapped to a standard user (default-reporter).

      My question is: will the e-mail of an arbitrary issue reporter be stored, and will he/she be able to recieve replies and comments regarding his/her report.

      Best regards, m.

      06 May 2011
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    how do you set the default reporter?

    30 Jul 2011
  4. User avatar

    vishnu kumar garg

    How to verify Anonymous user ? Email/Mobile Verification available in JIRA ?

    13 Nov 2011
  5. User avatar


    How can Anonymous user report issues. What are the different steps ?


    28 Nov 2012
  6. User avatar

    Mauro Fernandez Badii [Atlassian]

    Anonymous reporters wont  receive notifications as there is no user linked to the issue created, and so JIRA won't know where to send notifications to. Only JIRA users may receive notifications.

    With JIRA Service Desk you can follow the process with customers and send notifications without using JIRA user licenses.

    For anyone interested: to restrict access to some issues but allowing other issues to be publicly accesible see Using Permissions to allow anonymous issue creation and Issue Level Security to restrict issue access


    30 Jan 2015
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