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Change default priority for a project


we are using Jira 7.1 right now.

Is it possible to change the default priority for a particular project? Under "Issues", I can only see "Priorities".

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Hi @Camline GmbH ,

You could do this by creation a new priority scheme for that project.

If you go to "priority schemes" under your global administration:


you can create a new scheme, and associate it with that project. On your scheme you can set a default priority (which would then be applied for that project only)



Hello @Dirk Ronsmans,

Thank you for your answer.

Unfortunately your mentioned link "https://hostname/secure/admin/ViewPrioritySchemes.jspa" doesn't work here:


Is it a configuration issue or doesn't it just work under the version 7.1? I can only see see "Priorities":


Dirk Ronsmans Community Leader Nov 17, 2020

Hi @Camline GmbH ,

Seems I indeed jumped the gun there. It appears to only be available from v7.6 and up.

Without scheme's I don't really see how to change the default one. Another way could be to use an automation/post function to set it at/after creation.. but then it's not really default, more changed to default :)

Hi @Dirk Ronsmans is the feature of Priorities schemes Not available on Standard Cloud edition? 

Dirk Ronsmans Community Leader Jan 05, 2022

@Prathmesh Mengane no indeed, priority schemes are not a feature on Cloud. (Any tier)

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