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Jira products comes with many different project templates created to suit your team's needs and workflow. For example, you can create projects optimized for ITIL workflows, basic service request fulfillment, or external customer service.

Only Jira admins can create new projects.

To create a project:

  1. Choose the Jira icon ( or ) > Projects.
  2. Select Create project (top right).
  3. Choose Classic project.
  4. Give your project a name.
  5. Double check that the project's template matches your team's needs. To view a list and choose from other templates, select Change.
  6. Select Create.
We automatically generate a project key when the project is created. Whoever created the project is set as the project lead by default.

To change these details:

  1. From your project's sidebar, select Project settings.
  2. Select Details.

We remember which template you choose and use that as the default whenever you create a project.

Create a project that shares its configuration with another project

Only Jira admins can create projects with a shared configuration.

Projects that share configuration share:

  • issue types
  • workflows
  • screens
  • fields
  • versions
  • components
  • permissions
  • notifications
  • and more

If a change is made to one of the projects' configurations, that change affects all the projects that share that configuration.To create a project with a shared configuration:

  1. Choose the Jira icon ( or ) > Projects.
  2. Select Create project (top right).
  3. Choose Classic project.
  4. Give your project a name.
  5. Select Advanced.
  6. Tick the Share settings with an existing project checkbox.
  7. Use the Choose project dropdown to select the project from which you want your new project to share its configuration..
  8. Select Create.