Apply statuses to work that is associated with a group

If a project is associated with a group, you can apply both system-level statuses as well as a custom status associated with that group to the project, or tasks and issues on that project. For information about group statuses in Adobe Workfront, see Create or edit a status.

You can associate only projects with groups. Issues and tasks inherit the group from the project they belong to.

Access requirements

You must have the following access to perform the steps in this article:

Adobe Workfront plan*
Adobe Workfront license*
Access level configurations*

Edit access to Projects


If you still don’t have access, ask your Workfront administrator if they set additional restrictions in your access level. For information on how a Workfront administrator can modify your access level, see Create or modify custom access levels.

Object permissions

Manage permissions to the project

For information on requesting additional access, see Request access to objects.

*To find out what plan, license type, or access you have, contact your Workfront administrator.

Update Project Group and Status

When you update the Group for a project, the options available for the Status of tasks, issues, or the project change to match the group.

  1. Go to a project, or create a new project, as described in Create a project.

  2. Click the More icon , then click Edit.

  3. In the Edit Project box that displays, near the bottom of the Overview section, select the group in the Group drop-down menu.

  4. In the Status drop-down menu, select the custom status.

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    If you select a different group in the Group drop-down menu, the custom statuses in the Status menu change automatically to correlate with the new group.
  5. Select the status of the project. The custom statuses you created and applied to that group display in the list.