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How do I change the project lead in a Jira next-gen project?

Project lead is prominently displayed for Jira next-gen projects. However, this person cannot be changed and seems to be set to the project creator. Please advise on how to change this. Thank you!

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Jack Community Leader Oct 19, 2019

Hi @Peter_Graff__MA__PhD , there is an open request for this - JSWCLOUD-17323 . However, there are some discussions on this where folks have found a workaround. One of the threads shows on the right under “Related Community content” - How-to-change-project-lead-in-a-Next-Gen-Project . You can also search in the search bar. I will say that I recall successfully changing the lead once before but then saw mention of the method later not working. I have not tried this in some time.

if you are successful please post your method here.

Thank you for your response. I would like to try this workaround:

https://mihamina.rktmb.org/2019/07/project-lead-nextgen-project.html

However, I cannot locate the project ID. Do you know how I can get that number? Thank you!

Jack Community Leader Oct 21, 2019

you need to use a browser that displays the URL on mouse-over, e.g. FF.

  1. navigate to your NG project
  2. enter "/" on keyboard
  3. on the popup screen mouse over the NG project
  4. observe project ID in URL
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Ok, so the workaround just takes me to the settings page of the next-gen project, where I cannot change the project lead. Any more ideas? Thanks so much for your help.

Jack Community Leader Oct 22, 2019

unfortunately, as I stated in the beginning, it appears that indeed this workaround is no longer working. :-(

I don't know of any way to do this at this point.

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Ok, thank you very much.

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