How can I add a link to a project board from the JIRA sidebar?

I would like to have a single click to a project board while viewing the overall JIRA dashboard.

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Micky Caritte Community Champion Dec 20, 2017

Hi John,

Each board is having its own ID which is known as a RapidBoard ID in the URL. If you open an existing board and check the URL you should get that, you can then copy paste that URL in a new shortcut in the project sidebar.

Hope this helps!

Thanks but I want the board to be available in the JIRA sidebar, not the project sidebar.

Micky Caritte Community Champion Dec 20, 2017

If you're talking about Jira Cloud's sidebar (new layout), there's no way to add custom links in it as far as I know. Unfortunately I can't confirm as I'm running Server instances here.


I also would like to have such a feature. Since we switched to the cloud I cannot navigate to my preferred dashboard as quickly as I used to do

Jack Brickey Community Champion May 30, 2018

your best option (or an option) is a bookmark on your browsers Favorite bar.

The idea is not that bad, I think I'll do it. But anyways I can't understand this design choice. Accessing the issue search also takes longer now then in earlier versions.

Agreed - we lost a lot of one and two click functionality with the latest design.  I am not seeing a lot of benefits from removing those items.

It takes longer than you would expect to navigate to boards (especially when you have a lot of them), it would be really useful to be able to add a sidebar or widget to the main dashboard screen with customised  deep links.

Related, but think it's speaking to Jira Server, as opposed to Jira cloud. In the comments it's suggested it's not possible with cloud as well.

I tried to find my board ID in this fashion but for all my boards I get the following:


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