Is it possible to make an issue tracking list only allow users to see the issues they have created? Normally under list settings I would do this under Advanced Settings but that option does not seem to be there.


Create a new view and set the filter Created By equals [Me]. Set that as the default view.

  • Could a user not still see any issues if they manipulate the URL to have a differnt ticket id? – John Nov 17 '11 at 13:52
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    Ooo... I don't think that's doable, I once wrote a custom feature to lay on top of the issue list which had custom pages and web parts and I handled all of the permission trimming in my code. What a pain, but it worked. – David Lozzi Nov 17 '11 at 13:55

SharePoint hides that section for:

1) Document Library
2) List created from issues list template
3) External lists.

Your options:

1) Set ReadSecurity = 2 of your issues list programatically. I have not tried it but this is what SharePoint does behind the scene if that section was available in advanced settings page. Also set SPList.WriteSecurity as per your need. SDK has more information on the ReadSecurity and WriteSecurity

2) Start with custom issues list instead of using Issues list template

  • Not seen ReadSecurity before - interesting! If OP doesn't want to do this programatically then this tool may help set - spm.codeplex.com – Ryan Nov 18 '11 at 9:20

Have you tried doing this by customizing the default Public list view? You would set a Filter on the public view to show only "[Me]".


You can also create list event receiver for the purpose. When a issue item is created, detach its permission inheritance, remove all users and assign read permission only to the user for the item.

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