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Configure projects

Once you have created a project, you can configure it to suit the needs of your team or to adapt to a new piece of work. Your team can use Jira projects to coordinate the development of a product, track a project, manage a help desk, and more. 

Before you begin

For all of the following procedures, you must be logged in as a user with the Administer Jira global permission. A Jira administrator is able to create projects for all applications installed, but if the administrator does not have application access for that application, they will not be able to view the project after they have created it.

A note about project administrators:
A project administrator in Jira is someone who has the project-specific Administer Projects project permission, but not necessarily the Administer Jira global permission.

Without the Administer Jira global permission, however, project administrators can do the following:

  • Edit the project name

  • Edit the project description

  • Edit the project avatar image

  • Edit the project URL

  • Edit the project lead

  • Edit project role membership

  • Define project components

  • Define project versions

  • View, but not select nor edit the project's schemes (notification scheme, permission scheme, etc)

Changing the project category of a Jira project requires Administer Jira global permission.

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