How do I edit closed issues?
The Edit button is not available for closed issues as they cannot be edited by default.
Closed issues can be edited if a JIRA administrator makes the following changes:
- Browse to the Workflow being used by the issue
- Click Edit
- In Diagram Mode, click on the "Closed" status and click on the Properties which appears in the popup window on the right
- Delete the jira.issue.editable Property Key to allow issues in this status to be edited
We advise against editing the Default workflow. You should create a copy of the workflow instead and then assign it to the relevant projects and/or workflow schemes.
This will allow anyone with Edit Issue Permissions the ability to Edit Closed Issues in your Project(s)