Defect #17632

Users can't see private notes created by themselves if "Mark notes as private" is set but "View private notes" is not

Added by Michael Heinze over 3 years ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:Jean-Philippe Lang% Done:


Target version:3.4.0
Resolution:Fixed Affected version:2.5.2


If you configure the role permission as follows:

[x] Mark notes as private
[ ] View private notes

the users in this role can create private notes, but after creation they can't see them any more (see attachment).

Ok, I must admit that this is not really a bug because it exactly matches the configured settings, but in my opinion users should always be allowed to see their own (private) notes, regardless of the "View private notes" permission.

private_note_not_visible.png (8.78 KB) Michael Heinze, 2014-08-08 08:37

create_private_note.png (21.9 KB) Michael Heinze, 2014-08-08 08:37

Related issues

Related to Redmine - Defect #17057: Private Notes Closed

Associated revisions

Revision 16180
Added by Jean-Philippe Lang about 1 year ago

Moves journals selection to Issue#visible_journals_with_index (#17632).

Revision 16181
Added by Jean-Philippe Lang about 1 year ago

Let user always see his private notes (#17632).


#1 Updated by Florian Kaiser about 3 years ago


IMHO a user should always have access to all content he produces - it is realy weird if you write a note, click submit and nothing happens.

#2 Updated by JW Fuchs over 1 year ago

This clearly must be a defect. Why should a developer not be allowed to view his own technical private comments?? With the current configuration options, the whole private notes functionality cannot be used to allow developers to add their own details to an issue that need not concern their colleagues.

#3 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA over 1 year ago

#4 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA over 1 year ago

  • Category set to Issues

#5 Updated by Peter Puff about 1 year ago


#6 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang about 1 year ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Assignee set to Jean-Philippe Lang
  • Target version set to 3.4.0
  • Resolution set to Fixed

Fixed in r16181.

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