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Get started with Profields 5.0 administration

This article will guide you through the Profields Administration screen. On it, you will be able to set permissions to use and manage project fields, their values, and layouts.

Step 1: Go to the Administration screen

  1. Click on the Profields button on the JIRA navigation bar.
  2. Select Administration .

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Step 2: The Administration screen

Profields 5.0 has a single administration screen. There's no need to be a JIRA administrator to configure and manage Profields but you will need to be a Profields administrator to make change.

What is a Profields Administrator?

Profields administrators can create fields and layouts, and associate projects with layouts. After installing Profields anyone that is a JIRA Project administrator automatically becomes a Profields administrator. This role permission can be changed on the Administration screen.

If you update from Profields 4.x, only JIRA administrators are Profields administrators unless the role permission is changed.

To configure who has Profields administrator privileges: 

  1. Disable the All project administrators are also Profields Administrator option. This option allows every JIRA project administrators to be a Profields administrators.
  2. In the Profields Administrator section that will now be enabled, you can select the users and groups that will have Profields administrator  privileges. You can search for and filter users and groups.
  3. You can enable the All project administrators are also Profields Administrator option at any time. If you do, any JIRA Project administrator will also be a Profields administrator but the permissions of the users and groups that were selected before will be retained. 

Permissions overview 

Profields allows JIRA Admins to configure the permissions via JIRA Permissions Schemes

You can admninister the following permissions:

  • View Profields' project fields values
  • Edit Profields' project fields values
  • Associate an existing Profields layout to a project

By default, these are the permissions set to existing Permissions Schemes:

Jira AdminProfields AdminJira Project AdminJira Project User
Give Profields administrators permissions after update from Profields 4.xX

Give Profields administrators permissions on a fresh installXX

Manage fieldsXX

Manage layouts


Edit field valuesX
View fields valuesX
Associate layout with (many) projectsXX

Associate a single project with a layoutX