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What user roles are available in Customer Case?

Customer Case supports three types of user roles:

  • Administrator - the person who configures feedback forums and exposes them to customers and users.
  • Agent - the person who reviews the customers' ideas and feature requests, indicates progress on features and replies to customers' comments.
  • User - the person who submits ideas and feature requests on feedback forums.

Can I install Customer Case add-on on the hosted JIRA instance?

Unfortunately, you cannot do it now. Customer Case can be installed only on JIRA Cloud instances. If you want to get support for hosted JIRA instances, please vote for this feature.

Are there any requirements for JIRA projects used for storing submitted ideas and feature requests?

Customer Case uses JIRA projects as a basis for storing the submitted requests. This includes the usage of the project's field configuration scheme. Presence of any required fields different from Summary, Description and Component fields in the Create Issue screen of JIRA will lead to the failure with request submission in Customer Case.

To avoid any issues with this, you need to make these fields as optional. For the details, please see Atlassian documentation.

Please revise your field configuration and leave only the Issue Summary, Description and Component fields as required for all your projects associated with forums.

Where can I place the public URL of my feedback forum?

You can place the public URL of your feedback forum on your websites, in your wiki system or embed into your application or product.

What information about me is available to other users of feedback forums?

Other users of feedback forums can only see your first and last names, added comments and ideas, and ideas that you voted for.

Can I create a personal account in Customer Case instead of using a social profile?

Yes, you can. Please see the Creating an Account section.

How can I track progress on ideas?

You can become a watcher of the idea and receive notifications about all progress on the idea (new comments, status change). You become watcher of an idea automatically if you have created or commented it.

Can I vote multiple times for the same idea?

Each user is allowed to vote only once for the same idea. This is done to prevent false voting and spamming.

Are there any limits for idea votes per forum?

No, there are no limits for votes within the same forum. You can vote for any idea you like or want have in the product.

Is it possible to create a private forum with access restricted to certain people?

Yes, it is possible. Please see the Setting Access Restrictions for Forums section.

What will happen if I delete the forum?

Removal of the feedback forum causes reset of votes. Ideas and comments from users will be preserved in JIRA. If you decide to restore the forum, all ideas will be restored, but comments and votes will be reset.

How do I pre-define the request summary through the URL query?

  1. Open the appropriate forum and switch to the request creation form.
  2. In the address line of your browser, you can see the address of this page. Its pattern looks like - https://{portal-address}/forums/{forum-name}/ideas/create.
  3. Append the summary parameter to the address: ?summary=request_summary_text. (You need to enter the text of your summary).
  4. As the result, you will receive something like this: https://stiltsoft.customercase.com/forums/support-requests/ideas/create?summary=Request%20a%20demo

Where can I submit a feature request for Customer Case?

You can submit feature requests for Customer Case on its own Feedback Forum.

I cannot enable categories for the forum. What can I do?

To enable categories for your feedback or support forum, you need to configure components for the JIRA project used for feedback forum.

For regulating the required or optional selection of the category during idea or request submission, you need to set the Required or Optional status for the Component field in JIRA.

  1. Open the JIRA project.
  2. Open the Project Administration section.
  3. Locate the Fields section and click the project field configuration.
  4. Locate the Component field and click Required or Optional.

When using a shared field configuration, your modifications in the status of the Component fields will be propagated to other projects associated with this field configuration.

I cannot find my project in the Create Forum form. What can I do?

You may encounter such an issue with projects using the non-default permission scheme, for example, Service Desk projects. You shoud grant the following permissions to the atlassian-addons-project-access role or to the Customer Case for Atlassian Cloud user:

  • Browse Projects
  • Create Issues
  • Add Comments
  • Edit All Comments
  • Edit Issues
  • Create Attachments
  1. Open the administration console.
  2. Navigate to Issues > Permission Schemes.
  3. Locate the permission scheme used by Service Desk projects and click the Permissions link.
  4. On the opened page, click the Grant permission link.
  5. Grant the required permissions to the project role or the user mentioned above.
  6. Click Add when complete.

For the details on permission scheme management, refer to Atlassian Documentation.

How to get the URL of request in Customer Case by JIRA issue key or ID?

If you need to get the URL of the request in Customer Case when having JIRA issue key or ID, run the following request in your browser:

{customerCase.url}/redirect-to-request?jiraIssueIdOrKey={issueIdOrKey}

Here, you need to enter the URL of Customer Case and the key or id of the appropriate issue.

For example:

https://stiltsoft.customercase.com/redirect-to-request?jiraIssueIdOrKey=CC-31

You will be redirected to the related request in Customer Case. You may be prompted to enter your username and password when accessing forums requiring authentication.

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