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Change owner of a Board in Jira

I'm on Jira version 7.12.3

I'm an Admin within Jira as well

My question is how do I go about changing the owner of a Board? The owner of the Board is currently inactive as shown below.


Jira Board.PNG

4 answers

Hi, it is a bit late respond but I figured it out and want to explain :) I realized that the "Owner" is not the owner of the Board. It's owner of the shared filter. It is not about Board settings, all you need to do is changing the right filter that your board is using.

To do that, 

Go to Jira Administration > System > Shared Filter then, find the filter. Click the wheel icon on the right of the filter and choose "Change Owner"

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Chris Buzon Community Leader Jun 05, 2020

You can log in as the inactive user (as an admin, you'll need to temp reactivate the acct) and change it to someone else.

Hi @Dillon Gilkey,

Were you ever able to resolve this? If not here is what I suggest...

If I remember correctly only the board's owner can give ownership to another user so if you are the site admin, temporarily reactivate the inactive user, then use the site-admin function "log in as user"  and use that person's account to open the board settings and change the owner to someone else. 

The ability to log in as another user is reserved to the site admin only, so if you don't have that security level you'll need to find out who does and ask them to do this for you.


Hope this helps, 


Hi !


I don't know if this is possible but you could copy the board and use the copy instead.

The new owner is the person wo copies the board.




Hi Jason,


Even if I copy it, I still can't make another user the Owner of the Board?


- Dillon

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