Bugzilla: Reassign a Bug Report

Each bug report includes a field for Assigned To. This is the person who needs to act on the bug. When a new bug is created, the default is for it to be assigned to an IT-WD programmer. A bug will be assigned to you for testing, approval, comments, or if some other action is needed. If you have completed your action on a bug, or if a bug was assigned to you in error, then you will need to reassign the bug.

Tip: If you add comments to a bug, but do not reassign it to an IT-WD programmer, then the programmer may not recognize that they need to act on the bug. This could cause a significant delay for your project. IT-WD programmers and web developers are managing multiple bugs, so their attention is focused on the bugs assigned to them.


  1. On the bug report that you are editing, find the Assigned to line and click the edit link.

  2. The field will open to allow you to change the Assigned to value.

  3. Enter the email address of the person you want to assign the bug. Only email addresses of people who have Bugzilla accounts are accepted.

  4. If you do not know the appropriate email address, check the box for Reset Assignee to default.

  5. Click the Save Changes button.