YouTrack Standalone 2017.3 Help

YouTrack Permissions

permission is an authorization granted to a user to perform particular operations. Permissions are granted to a user within a role, but not directly.

role is a set of permissions which defines the level of access for a user to particular functionality and operations.

All permissions are divided into two categories:

  • Global permissions are granted within YouTrack's global scope and do not depend on a specific project. When we say 'granted within YouTrack' we mean that permission does not make sense being granted for a particular project. For example, you cannot allow someone to create users in a single project, you can do it only in the system-wide scope. Global permissions are marked with the globe icon (iconGlobe) in the list of permissions.

  • Per-project permissions are granted for a specific project. Read Project or Read User Group are examples of such permissions.

Even though we say that 'permissions are granted' globally or per-project, keep in mind that permissions are granted only as a part of a role and never directly as an individual permission. The following permissions are grouped by the entity that they provide access to in YouTrack.



Create Issue

Create a new issue.

Delete Issue

Delete issues.

Link Issues

Set relationships between issues.

Override Visibility Restrictions

View issues, comments, and attachments that are hidden by visibility settings

Read Issue

View issues (public fields only).

Read Issue Private Fields

View private fields of an issue.

Update Issue

Update the public fields of an issue.

Update Issue Private Fields

Update private fields of an issue.

Update Watchers

Set another user as a watcher for an issue.

View Voters

View the list of users who have voted for an issue (available in full issue view).

View Watchers

View the list of users who are watching an issue (available in full issue view).



Add Attachment

Attach files or screenshots to issues.

Delete Attachment

Delete files attached to issues.

Update Attachment

Modify files attached to issue and modify attachment visibility.



Create Comment

Add a comment to an issue.

Delete Comment

Delete own comments.

Delete Not Own and Permanent Comment Delete

Delete comments posted by other users.

Read Comment

View issues comments.

Update Comment

Edit own comments.

Update Not Own Comment

Edit comments posted by other users.



Create Not Own Work Item

Create work items for other users.

Read Work Item

View the list of work items in an issue.

Update Not Own Work Item

Edit work items created by other users.

Update Work Item

Add and edit work items to an issue.



Read Not Own Profile iconGlobe

View profile of any user.

Update Not Own Profile iconGlobe

Edit the profile of any user. Allows editing and deleting any tag and saved search on the profile page of a user.



Create Tag, Saved Search or Report

Create a tag, saved search or report.

Delete Tag or Saved Search

Delete own tag or saved search.

Edit Tag or Saved Search

Edit own tag or saved search. Allows editing shared tag or saved search if user belongs to shared group.

Share Tag or Saved Search

Share own tag or saved search with other users.

Last modified: 7 March 2019