Project Permissions - Tempo Cloud


Project permissions are project-level Jira permissions that affect access to Jira projects, their issues, and time records in Tempo. These are part of typical Jira project management tasks managed through the Jira permission schemes. 

For more information about how to manage Jira project permissions, see Managing project permissions in the Atlassian Jira's documentation.

When you install a Tempo app, there are several basic Jira project permissions that you need to grant to all Tempo users. As well, Tempo adds some of its own permissions to the Time Tracking permissions (for Tempo Timesheets) that you need to grant to Tempo users.

To grant Project permissions:

  1. Make sure you have Jira administrator permissions.
  2. Go to Project > Permissions to view the permission scheme associated with the project.
    Tip: You can also go to Tempo Settings > Permission Overview, click the Projects icon, then select the link to open the Permission Schemes page.
  3. To modify the permission scheme, click on the Permissions link in the Actions column.
  4. Find the permission you want on this page, such as those in the Time Tracking permissions section (see the table below), and click the Edit button beside it.
  5. In the Grant Permission dialog, select Group, then select the Jira group to whom you wish to grant this permission, then click Grant.

Project permissions

  • You need to grant these permissions for each Jira project (via its permission scheme)that Tempo users are working on. 
  • You need to have Jira administrator permissions to grant any of these Project permissions.
Project PermissionDescriptionWho should have this permission?Useful information
Administer ProjectsPermission to edit:
  • Project role membership
  • Project components
  • Project versions
  • Some project details
Jira and Tempo administrators, project managersThis is a Jira permission that's useful for Tempo administration.
Browse ProjectsPermission to:
  • Browse the Jira project
  • Use the issue navigator
  • View individual issues

All Tempo users who work on Jira projects and issues.

You need this permission for the relevant Jira projects to be able to view the time records and plans.

This is a basic Jira permission that all Jira users need for the projects on which they're working.

The project role atlassian-addons-project-access must be granted permissions to a project in order for Tempo Timesheets to function properly.

See the Atlassian Jira documentation for more information.

Work on Issues
  • Permission to access and use Tempo Timesheets
  • Permission to log time on Jira issues
All Tempo users who need to log their time to Jira issues using Tempo Timesheets.

Jira users cannot access or use Tempo Timesheets if they do not have Work on Issues permission for at least one Jira project.

Delete All WorklogsPermission to delete all worklogs (time records) made on issues in this Jira project.Team leads and managers, project managers.
Delete Own WorklogsPermission to delete your own worklogs (time records) made on issues in this Jira project.All Tempo users who log their time.
Edit All WorklogsPermission to edit all worklogs (time records) made on issues in this Jira project.Team leads and managers, project managers.
Edit Own WorklogsPermission to edit your own worklogs (time records) made on issues in this Jira project.All Tempo users who log their time.
Log Work for OthersPermission to log work on behalf of other Jira users who have permission to log time for this Jira project.Team leads and managers, project managers.This permission is added when you install Tempo Timesheets.
Set Billable HoursPermission to set billable hours in time records for this Jira project.Tempo users who are billing their hours for invoicing clients.

This permission is added when you install Tempo Timesheets.

When you're invoicing your customers or clients, you need to be able to enter your billable hours separately from your worked hours.

The Set Billable Hours permission makes the Billable field available in the Log Time form for those who need to enter billable hours. 

View All Worklogs

Permission to view all worklogs (time records) made by others on issues within a Jira project for which they have the Browse Projects permission.


Team leads and managers, HR, project managers.

This permission is added when you install Tempo Timesheets.

If you have this permission and still can't view all worklogs, it may be because you don't have Browse Projects permission for this project (see above), which you need.

View Issue HoursPermission to access the total number of hours per issues in this Jira project, but not to see the individual time records of users.Managers who need time record data to run reports on logged time for the company, but are not allowed to see the individual time records.This permission is added when you install Tempo Timesheets.