Access & Permissions

To define the ARN access and permissions, as Jira admin, you need to manage settings at the app level that allows users to access ARN app within Jira and within the project. Another setting you need to manage is at Jira project level where you can define who should manage ARN Templates and Rules.

Jira project-level permissions

There are two types of Jira projects in Jira, based on that you can refer the relevant navigations explained below -

For company-managed project

  • Navigate to the Project settings in the left navigation under the relevant project

  • Navigate to Permissions in the left navigation again

  • Click on Actions in the right top corner >> Click on Edit permissions

  • Go to Manage Automated Release Notes section >> Click on Update


This project level setting will decide who will have the access to ARN menu. For eg. If a user does not have proper permission at Jira project level, in that case having access at the app level (explained below) will not allow them to access ARN menu in cross-project or in-project navigation.

As you can see in above image, you can grant access based on project roles, application access, group, etc. Based on these settings users will have access to ARN templates and rules.

For Team managed projects

Ensure that the relevant project role has app permission to use & update ARN. You can navigate to permissions settings using these steps -

  • Go to relevant team-managed Jira project

  • Navigate to Project settings option from the left navigation pane

  • Click on the Access menu

  • Click on Manage Roles button

  • Select relevant role/s

  • Go to App Permissions tab

  • Enable permissions specific to Automated release notes

App level access and permission settings

As Jira admin, navigate to Manage apps >> Automated Release Notes Configurations >> App settings tab

Cross - Project screen permission

On App setting tab there are two sections. In the first section called Access ARN cross-project screen, you can decide whether the cross-project screen will be enabled for all users or users from selected Jira group/s.

Cross project screen ARN app navigation

As the name suggests, the Cross-Project screen means that one can access ARN from the Apps option that is available in the Jira top menu.

In project screen permission

The second section has multiple settings, as shown in the images below. For each type of permission, you can enable or disable access for users from all projects or selected projects.

This setting allows you to define whether the in-project screen will be enabled or disabled for users from all/selected projects.

In project screen ARN app navigation

In project screen means the ARN screen will be visible from the respective project’s left navigation if the user has the relevant permissions we discussed above.

Permissions for granular control

These permissions under the app settings tab give Jira admins more control over sensitive features of ARN to protect the organization's data from being released in the public domain.

This permission is available only on cloud version of ARN since Server/DC version doesn’t have release pages/widgets feature.

  • Allow release notes generation through AI - This permission ensures that Jira admins can control which projects have this feature enabled and which don’t.

This permission is available only on cloud version of ARN (free & paid app)


It is important to know that disabling a configuration only prevents creation of new actions, already created actions will not be impacted by these configurations.

e.g. if sending to external email addresses is disabled on a given project, users won’t be able to add a new email action where external email addresses are configured. However, if there are any existing email actions with external email addresses included - they will remain as they are.