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Restrict Public Filters


Running this script from ScriptRunner Script Console controls the sharing permissions of publicly-visible entities such as JQL filters, dashboards and the user picker global permission. This means users who are not logged in can access these entities. You can restrict permissions with this script to make them private, or visible, only to users who are logged in.


I am a Jira admin and have used this script to forbid access to public dashboards and filters temporarily whilst I fix some bugs.

Good to Know

By default, the FIX_MODE variable is set to false to display a preview of the changes that need to be made. Set the FIX_MODE variable to true to perform all the changes.


  • Jira Jira (8.0 - 8.14)
  • ScriptRunner for Jira ScriptRunner for Jira (6.18.0)
import com.atlassian.jira.bc.JiraServiceContextImpl import com.atlassian.jira.bc.filter.SearchRequestService import com.atlassian.jira.bc.portal.PortalPageService import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor import com.atlassian.jira.permission.GlobalPermissionKey import com.atlassian.jira.permission.GlobalPermissionType import com.atlassian.jira.portal.PortalPage import com.atlassian.jira.sharing.SharePermissionImpl import com.atlassian.jira.sharing.SharedEntity import import import com.atlassian.jira.sharing.type.ShareType import com.atlassian.sal.api.ApplicationProperties import com.atlassian.sal.api.UrlMode import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.runner.ScriptRunnerImpl import groovy.xml.MarkupBuilder /** * Run this with FIX_MODE = false to report on any problems. * To rectify all the issues change to: FIX_MODE = true. */ final FIX_MODE = false def searchRequestService = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(SearchRequestService) def currentUser = ComponentAccessor.jiraAuthenticationContext.loggedInUser def applicationProperties = ScriptRunnerImpl.getOsgiService(ApplicationProperties) def portalPageService = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(PortalPageService) def globalPermissionManager = ComponentAccessor.globalPermissionManager def contextPath = applicationProperties.getBaseUrl(UrlMode.RELATIVE) def writer = new StringWriter() def markup = new MarkupBuilder(writer) def serviceContext = new JiraServiceContextImpl(currentUser) def searchParameters = new SharedEntitySearchParametersBuilder().setShareTypeParameter(GlobalShareTypeSearchParameter.GLOBAL_PARAMETER).toSearchParameters() searchRequestService.validateForSearch(serviceContext, searchParameters) assert !serviceContext.errorCollection.hasAnyErrors() markup.h3('Filters') def searchFilterResult =, searchParameters, 0, Integer.MAX_VALUE) final authenticatedUserSharePerms = new SharedEntity.SharePermissions([ new SharePermissionImpl(null, ShareType.Name.AUTHENTICATED, null, null) ] as Set) if (!searchFilterResult.results) { markup.p('No publicly accessible filters found') } searchFilterResult.results.each { filter -> if (FIX_MODE) { filter.setPermissions(authenticatedUserSharePerms) def filterUpdateContext = new JiraServiceContextImpl(filter.owner) searchRequestService.updateFilter(filterUpdateContext, filter) if (filterUpdateContext.errorCollection.hasAnyErrors()) { log.warn("Error updating filter - possibly owner has been deleted. Just delete the filter. " + filterUpdateContext.errorCollection) } } markup.p { a(href: "$contextPath/issues/?filter=${}", target: '_blank', i(' publicly accessible. ' + (FIX_MODE ? ' Fixed.' : '')) } } markup.h3('Dashboards') def searchDashResults =, searchParameters, 0, Integer.MAX_VALUE).results.findAll { !it.systemDefaultPortalPage } if (!searchDashResults) { markup.p('No publicly accessible dashboards found') } searchDashResults.each { dashboard -> if (dashboard.systemDefaultPortalPage) { // can't edit the system default dashboard return } if (FIX_MODE) { def updatedDashboard = new PortalPage.Builder().portalPage(dashboard).permissions(authenticatedUserSharePerms).build() portalPageService.updatePortalPageUnconditionally(serviceContext, currentUser, updatedDashboard) } markup.p { a(href: "$contextPath/secure/Dashboard.jspa?selectPageId=${}", target: '_blank', i(' publicly accessible. ' + (FIX_MODE ? ' Fixed.' : '')) } } markup.h3('Global Permissions') final GlobalPermissionType GPT_BROWSE_USERS = new GlobalPermissionType(GlobalPermissionKey.USER_PICKER.key, null, null, false) if (globalPermissionManager.hasPermission(GlobalPermissionKey.USER_PICKER, null)) { if (FIX_MODE) { globalPermissionManager.removePermission(GPT_BROWSE_USERS, null) } markup.p { b('Browse Users') i(' is publicly accessible. ' + (FIX_MODE ? ' : Fixed' : '')) } } else { markup.p('No problems with global permissions found') } writer.toString()
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