Pages within a wiki are generally open to anyone who has access to the JIRA project.
Sometimes however, you have a page with sensitive information. Things like shared credentials,
admin specific notes, and so forth. In those cases, you want to protect your pages.
To change permissions on a page, click the lock icon from the "Pages" list
or the permissions button from the page sidebar.
This will bring up the permissions dialog, allowing you to specify a set of JIRA groups or
JIRA roles that should have access to your page, and what kind of access you would like to grant
Read access allows a user to view the page contents, as well as attached files.
Users with only read access cannot change the page content, or attach new files,
or restore old versions. They can however still comment on the page, view the history,
watch the page, or copy the page.
Users with write access can perform any action against the page.
Permissions for groups are based on a hierarchy, this means if you specify read-only access
for the "users" group, any group above that will have full access. If you specify read-only
access for the developers groups, then only the admin group would have read access.
Permissions for roles apply only to users with a given role.
There are 2 special cases to permissions.
1) users in the JIRA Administrators group always have read/write access to a page
2) the owner of a page always has read/write access to a page. This is to prevent accidentally
locking out the owner.