How to manage access to your Jira Service Management
Platform Notice: Cloud Only - This article only applies to Atlassian products on the cloud platform.
This article is intended to project admins who want to better understand how to set up the access to Jira Service Management, by customers and agents. To initiate on this article, Go to Project settings > Customer permissions to choose who can raise requests in your Jira Service Management Cloud and who your customers can share requests with.
Choose who can raise requests
People, in general, need to be customers to raise requests in your Service Management project. You can let your team control who becomes a customer or let customers create their own accounts in your Service Management project.
|Who can raise requests?||Description|
|Customers my team (agents or project admins) adds to the project||Your team adds customers to the project via the Customers page, or by raising a request on their behalf.|
|People with accounts on your Jira site are automatically added to the Customers () list and can raise requests.|
|Anyone can email the Service Management or raise a request in the portal|
If this option is disabled, then your Jira administrator has not turned on public signup for service Management on this Jira site. Learn more.
Choose who customers can share requests with
You can allow customers to share requests with their organizations, anyone in the service Management, or people who aren't customers yet. The people customers share requests with becomes participants in the request. Request participants can post comments and share requests, as well as receive the same notifications as the reporter of the ticket. Learn more about request participants.
The following table describes the ways customers can share requests:
|Who customers can share with?||Description|
Other customers in their organization, plus:
If your service Management uses user picker custom fields, such as the Approvers field, choose this setting to make sure customers can select users.
Choose who can use user picker custom fields in the portal
Depending on the permission settings, and if your customers belong to any Jira Service Management organizations, the user picker custom field (which lets people search for users and share requests with them) may appear blank. Learn more.
|Settings||Who can customers see in the user picker and share drop-downs (user suggestion/browse)?|
Who can customers select or share with, in the user picker and share dialogs?
|Other customers in their organization. This option only allows them to search for customers in their organization.||Only customers in their organization - if they don’t belong to an organization, they can't see anyone.||Only customers in their organizations - if they don’t belong to an organization they cannot pick anyone.|
Any customer in the project, by manually entering an email address.
|Only customers in their organization - if they don’t belong to an organization they can't see anyone.|
Anyone, but only if they know the entire email address.
|Any customer or organization, by searching this project. This option allows them to search all customers in the current project.|
Which settings are best for my team?
Not sure how to set up permissions for your team? Watch the table below for some suggestions on how to make customer permissions work for you:
|If you're like this||Who can raise requests?||Who customers can share with?|
|You have a service Management that handles specific customer requests. Only the specific customer can use the service Management, and you don't want people outside that customer to use the portal. Remember to place all customers accounts under the same organization. Learn more.||Customers my team (agents or project admins) adds to the project||Other customers in their organization. This option only allows them to search for customers in their organization.|
|Your company has an internal IT Service Management project, and you want all employees to be able to create their own accounts and email requests.||Customers who have an account on this Jira site.||Any customer in the project, by manually entering an email address.|
|Your team provides software support for individuals. For example, if your company makes a free SAAS application that individuals use to manage finances, you can let your customers email bugs and questions to your service Management email channel.||Anyone can email the Service Management or raise a request in the portal||Any customer or organization, by searching this project. This option allows them to search all customers in the current project.|