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Customize fields in your IT service project

Jira Service Management allows you to customize fields that are used in the agents view of a service request. Fields help agents resolve a request, discuss issues with vendors, and categorize requests.

Your IT service management template comes with default fields that can be used or deselected. You can also add additional fields that are not included by default in your IT service project. The Information Technology Information Structure (ITIL) framework recommends that a few more fields be added to your service project to help you to prioritize requests based on their urgency and impact. Learn more about ITIL.

Default fields in your IT service project

The IT service management template contains the following default fields that can be used or removed in an agents view of a service request. Read more about how to customize the fields of a request type.


A short description of the request.


The person who submitted the request.


Segments of your IT infrastructure that relate to the request. For example, Billing services or VPN server. These are used for labeling, categorization, and reporting.


Files or images added to the request.


A long, detailed description of the request.

Linked Issues

A list of other requests that affect or are effected by the request. If your business uses other Atlassian products, this list may include linked development issues.


The service project agent assigned to fulfill the request.


The importance of the request's resolution to the service project. Usually in regards to your business needs and goals. Sometimes calculated by impact and urgency.


A list of additional custom labels used for categorizing or querying records.

Request participants

A list of extra customers or vendors who take part in resolving the request.


A list of business or financial contacts responsible for approving the service request.


A list of customer or vendor groups interested in the request's resolution.

Additional fields you can add to your service project

You can add the following fields to your service project:


The effect of the service request, usually in regards to service level agreements.


The time available before the business feels the service request's impact.

Pending reason

A short description or code that indicates why the service request is not progressing.

Product categorization

A category of IT asset or system that the request effects.

Operational categorization

A category of action or function required to fulfill the request.

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