The Add watchers to current issuepost function allows you to add users to or overwrite the watcher list with a user (or users) set in a User Picker custom field or defined explicitly when a workflow transition is executed.
Select if the users should be added to the watcher list or overwrite the list in the Operation type field
Select a User Picker custom field (single or multiple users) from which users will be added to (or will overwrite) the watcher list in the User Picker custom field field
Define the users that will be added to (or will overwrite) the watcher list explicitly in the Users field
Select if the post function should be executed by the current or another user in the Action executor field (see User Permissions below)
If you have selected Current user option, the post function will be executed by the user making the workflow transition
If you have selected Another user option, provide a user in the User field, so that the post function will be executed by this user
Activate the JQL condition option and define the JQL query that has to be met by the issue in order to execute the post function (e.g. “type = Bug and Priority = Blocker”)
Activate the Executor condition option if you want the post function to be executed only if the user is or isn’t in a certain Jira user group or project role
Select if The executor has to be or can’t be a member of a certain Jira user group or project role
Select a Jira user group in the Group field if Group was set in the member of a field
Select a project role in the Project role field if Project role was set in the member of a field
The user set as Action executor in point 4 needs to have the Browse Projects and Manage Watchers permissions in the project of the issue in order to execute the post function.
At least one of the fields User Picker custom field and Users needs to be filled in. If both fields are not set, you will not be able to add the post function.
Add the project manager or product owner to a critical bug
When a user requests new equipment, add his manager to the request