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Jira Automation docs have moved

All content related to Jira Cloud Automation, previously under the Automate your Jira processes and workflows section, have moved to the new Cloud Automation docs.

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Who does the Automatic assignee option assign an issue to?

If you’re creating or editing an issue and don’t know who to assign it to, you can choose the Automatic option for the Assignee field, which will do one of the following:

  • If there are component(s) on an issue, the issue will be assigned to the Default assignee of one of the components. Project admins can change the Default assignee of components by going to a project and then selecting Project settings > Components. Learn more about organizing work with components.

  • If there are no components with default assignees on an issue, the issue will be assigned to the project’s Default assignee. Admins can change the project’s Default assignee by going to a project and then selecting Project settings > Details.

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