How to Enable Test Runner Licenses

By Abby posted 06-18-2018 15:37


The release of Jama 8.25 includes many new features to aid Verification and Validation, one of which is a new license type, Test Runner. This license type expands upon the abilities of previous license types (Stakeholder and Collaborator), allowing the user to edit defects outside of the test execution area and create test plans. When users do not need the full capabilities of a Creator license, this is a valuable alternative.


Once Test Runner licenses have been purchased, an administrator will need to make some configuration changes before they can be utilized.

  1. The Defect item type needs to be updated as a Defect. Via Admin > Item Types > Defect > Edit, select “Defect” from the Use as: drop down. (Note that this was formerly labelled as Category: and included only the Test Case option, which is used to enable the Test Case widget on items.)


  1. The test runner users need to be granted create/edit permissions to the projects they will perform testing in. Via Admin > Permissions, modify the test runner users with create/edit permissions for the pertinent projects. In this example, the user named "Test Planner" is being granted Create/Edit rights to a single project for which they will be creating test plans.


 After performing these administrative actions, users with Test Runner licenses will be able to take advantage of the additional functionality.