QMetry Permissions for Project

Enable QMetry permissions to be able to manage access of users for different modules like Test Case, Test Cycle, Test Plan or for Configuration, Exploratory Testing, Import, Export etc.

  • The QMetry permissions for the project are disabled by default. All the users who can view the project will be able to perform any operations in QMetry for that project.

  • Only Jira Administrator users can enable QMetry permissions for a project.

  • After enabling permissions, by default all permissions are assigned to All Users. Permissions can be assigned to users, groups or everyone.

Steps to enable QMetry Permissions

  1. From the Projects drop-down on the Jira main menu, select the Project for which you want to enable the QMetry Permissions.

  2. Click on the Project Settings at the bottom left on the navigation bar.


3. On the Project settings page, click on the QMetry Permissions at the bottom left on the navigation bar.

Permissions is disabled by default.

  1. Enable the Permissions to enable configuration setup for different modules.

 

  • Module wise permissions are displayed once the Permissions are enabled.

  • The permissions are assigned to all by default.

  • Note: Only Jira administrator can enable the project permissions.

Module wise Permissions

Admin can assign module wise permissions to users/groups. The permissions are described below.

Permissions

Implications

Permissions

Implications

View

It allows users to view the module.

Create

It allows users to create new records for the module.

Edit

It allows users to update the details of the module.

Delete

It allows users to delete the records of the module.

Test Cycle Execute

It allows users to execute the Test cycle.

Import

It allows users to import test cases.

Export

It allows users to export entities like test cases.

Versioning

It allows users to create and manage versions of the Test Case.

Manage Folders

It allows users to create and manage folders of the Test Case, Test cycle, and Test Plan.

Test Case

Testers in the team require test case permissions to perform Test Case related operations.

  • In the case of Automation, users with Test Cycle Create rights can create test cases through automation even if they do not have Create rights for the Test Cases.

Test Cycle 

Testers who are executing test cases require Test Cycle permissions.

  • In the case of Automation, users with Test Cycle Create rights can create test cases through automation even if they do not have Create rights for Test Case.

Test Plan 

QA Managers require Test Plan permissions to perform the operations on Test Plans.

Configuration 

Administrators require Configuration permissions.

If the user has View rights for Configuration, then they can only view the Configuration settings of the project. The user can also generate the Open API key and the Automation API key.

If the user has Modify rights, then they can change the Configuration. For example, Add, Edit, Delete custom fields, labels, components, execution results, updating preferences etc.

Exploratory Testing 

Testers and Business Analysts in the team require Exploratory Testing permissions.

Report 

QA Managers require Report permission.

Requirement

 Testers and Business Analysts require Requirement permission.

  • Linkages of test case with the story: If the user has Edit rights of Requirement, then they can link or unlink test cases with the story. If the user has View rights, then they can only view the linkages. 

Defect

QA and Development teams require Defect permission.

  • Defect Traceability when the user has View rights: The user can view the linkages of the Test Cases with Story issue, the associated bug on the Test Cycle Execution screen and view the Bug detail page in Jira. 

  • Defect Traceability when the user does not have View rights: The user can view the associated bug on the Test Cycle Execution screen but he can not view the Bug detail page in Jira.

Import - Export

Testers in the team require Import and Export permissions to import and export test cases.

Import Test Case: If users need to Import Test Cases, they need to have all rights under Test Case and Configuration sections enabled along with Import permissions.

 

 

We need to provide Export access in the case when the user wants to export Test Assets into an excel sheet:

 

Change the Default "Assign to All" Permission

By default, all the users will have respective permissions as the Assign to All is checked.

To edit a permission, remove the selection of Assign to All checkbox. The permission record appears in editable mode.

  1. Open the Users drop-down and assign users to grant respective permissions to the users.

  2. Open the Groups drop-down and assign groups to grant respective permissions to the groups.

This way you can add/edit permissions to users/groups for each module.

Sync Permission

Sync Permissions with Jira Permissions and Jira User Groups:

The changes made in Jira permissions, Jira users and Jira user groups do not sync immediately in QMetry. Sync Permission will sync these permissions for the following actions:

  • Addition or Removal of Jira permission. For example, Browse Project. 

  • Addition of users in Jira Groups

  • Removal of users from Jira Groups

  • Deletion of Jira Groups

  • Deletion of user

Users' permission within the group in QMetry for Jira plugin will be impacted only after Syncing the permission.