YouTrack Standalone 2020.4 Help

Default Roles

YouTrack provides a set of predefined default roles: System Admin, Project Admin, , Reporter, and Observer. For a comparison of the default permissions granted to default roles, see Permissions Comparison for Default Roles.

You cannot delete the Project Admin, or Developer roles. However, you can update the set of permissions that are assigned to these roles, change their names, and modify their descriptions.

If you want to create a custom set of permissions that are available to a group or user account, you can create new roles or edit predefined roles.

System Admin

The System Admin role is intended for use by the users who are responsible for the administration of your YouTrack instance.

This role is assigned all available permissions in YouTrack.

Project Admin

The Project Admin role is intended for use by the users who create and manages project. The Project Admin role has the same access rights as a Developer and can also manage projects settings like assignees, fields and workflows.

  • Add Attachment

  • Create Article

  • Create Article Comment

  • Create Issue

  • Create Issue Comment

  • Create Work Item

  • Create Not Own Work Item

  • Create Tag or Saved Search

  • Create Project

  • Create Report

  • Create User

  • Create Group

  • Delete Article

  • Delete Article Comment

  • Delete Attachment

  • Delete Issue

  • Delete Issue Comment

  • Delete Not Own and Permanent Comment Delete

  • Delete Tag or Saved Search

  • Delete Group

  • Edit Tag or Saved Search

  • Link Issues

  • Read Article

  • Read Article Comment

  • Read Issue

  • Read Issue Comment

  • Read Report

  • Read Work Item

  • Read Issue Private Fields

  • Read Project Basic

  • Read Project Full

  • Read Role

  • Read Self

  • Read User Basic

  • Read User Full

  • Read Group

  • Read Work Item

  • Share Report

  • Share Tag or Saved Search

  • Apply Commands Silently

  • Update Article

  • Update Article Comment

  • Update Attachment

  • Update Issue

  • Update Issue Comment

  • Update Issue Private Fields

  • Update Not Own Issue Comment

  • Update Not Own Work Item

  • Update Project

  • Update Self

  • Update Group

  • Update Watchers

  • Update Work Item

  • View Voters

  • View Watchers

Developer

The Developer role is intended for use by the users who create and work with issues. Users with the Developer role have the same access rights as a Reporter and can also change all issue attributes. This role is assigned the following permissions by default:

  • Add Attachment

  • Create Article

  • Create Article Comment

  • Create Issue

  • Create Issue Comment

  • Create Report

  • Create Tag or Saved Search

  • Create Work Item

  • Delete Attachment

  • Delete Issue Comment

  • Delete Issue

  • Delete Tag or Saved Search

  • Edit Tag or Saved Search

  • Link Issues

  • Read Article

  • Read Article Comment

  • Read Issue

  • Read Issue Comment

  • Read Report

  • Read Issue Private Fields

  • Read Project Basic

  • Read Self

  • Read User Basic

  • Read Work Item

  • Share Report

  • Share Tag or Saved Search

  • Update Attachment

  • Update Issue

  • Update Issue Comment

  • Update Issue Private Fields

  • Update Self

  • Update Watchers

  • Update Work Item

  • View Voters

  • View Watchers

Reporter

The Reporter role is intended for use by the users who create issues and monitor their progress. Users with the Reporter role can create new issues and comments, view existing issues and comments, and manage their own profile. This role is assigned the following permissions by default:

  • Add Attachment

  • Create Issue

  • Create Issue Comment

  • Delete Issue Comment

  • Link Issues

  • Read Issue

  • Read Issue Comment

  • Read Project Basic

  • Read Report

  • Read Self

  • Update Issue Comment

  • Update Self

Observer

The Observer role is designed to grant a slightly elevated level of access to registered users. When granted together with the Issue Reader role, you can let users and groups view issues and comments that don't have visibility restrictions in specific projects while also being able to access and update their own YouTrack profiles and viewing basic profile data for other users who also have access to the project. This role is assigned the following permissions by default:

  • Read Self

  • Read User Basic

  • Update Self

Issue Reader

The Issue Reader role is intended for use by users who monitor the progress of issues. This role basically enables read-only access for issues in a project. You can, for example, grant this role to the guest account in one or more projects to let anonymous users view issues and comments that don't have any visibility restrictions in these projects. This role is assigned the following permissions by default:

  • Read Project Basic

  • Read Issue

  • Read Issue Comment

  • Read Report

Last modified: 28 October 2020