How to hide the "Assign" and "Assign to me" links via CSS

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Certain workflows may require that issue assignment is done in a specific workflow step, or with a custom screen. This may make JIRA Administrators require some customization to hide the default JIRA assignment buttons and links, so that users are forced to use their custom workflows assignment procedure. This knowledge base article describes how to hide the 'Assign button' from the issue menu, and the 'Assign to me' links by simple CSS rules.


Modify the JIRA Announcement Banner, add the following lines of CSS

a#assign-issue {display:none} /* Removes assign issue from main menu */
a#assign-to-me {display:none} /* Removes assign to me link from Issue View */
#assign-to-me-trigger {display:none !important} /* Removes assign to me link from Assign Screen */


  • This will affect or apply to all projects in the JIRA instance.
  • This will not actually disable accessing the assign screen using the keyboard shortcut 'a'.


Last modified on Nov 1, 2018

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