Restrict guests from creating items on the board while still having the ability to edit items on the board.

I cannot currently find a way for guests of a board to have the ability to edit items and their respective columns while not being able to create items and sub-items.

I know you can restrict permissions of columns, however I see no column edit restrictions for the Item column itself.

People will inevitably accidentally click “create item” or “create sub-item” when you have hundreds of people using the same board, just wish we could turn off that capability entirely while still allowing them to interact with the board in other ways.

Maybe I’m just missing the menu where it’s possble.

Thank you for reading,


Hey @Dylan.townes,

Would this particular permission interest you?

It would require you to assign guests to the specific items, however it would ensure that they’d only be able to make edits to the item, without the ability to create new items.

What do you think? :slight_smile:

Hi Bianca @BiancaT
I’m also find a solution for this issue.
But your suggesting not give the right solution.
Because when config “Only edit items or…” is close the option to create new items accept for board owner.
Why there isn’t a permissions section for create item?


Hey Elad!

The settings I referenced above will not allow assigned users to create items in the board, they are only able to edit items that they’re assigned to and this was in response to the initial request. As for your request, can you please specify what you’re trying to achieve? Would you like to have permissions for who can create items in a board?

Hi Bianca @BiancaT

Exactly, I want guest users in shared boards to be able to view items and provide updates.
For part of company user, they should have editing privileges only when assigned to specific items.
For part of company user, they should be able to create new items.

The issue arises when editing permission is defined as ‘only edit items or subitems that users are assigned to,’ as this prevents anyone from creating items except for the board owner."


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