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How to Add new project roles?

I am trying to add a new project role by following the guide here;


Adding a project role

To define a new project role:

  1. Choose > System.

  2. Under SECURITY, select Project roles. The Project Role Browser displays, which contains a list of all the project roles in your Jira site.

  3. Under Add Project Role at the bottom of the page, enter your desired role's name and a description

  4. Click the Add Project Role button.


However, once i open settings - system, i do not have project roles under security therefore i cannot add any new roles. I am a Jira administrator.


Screenshot 2021-01-14 at 10.58.57.png

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Jack Community Leader Jan 14, 2021

Project roles are under admin > system > global permissions

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Judging by the screenshot it looks like you are on server? The document however is for Cloud which will not be the same.

On Server you can get there through:

<cog icon> -> System -> Security: Project Roles

but that depends on your version too.. they like to move these arround.

or you could have a direct link:


Another way to get there quickly is to go through the keyboard shortcut "gg" and then type "project roles"

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I think with all others leader said you have enough informations to achieve what you need, i will just add that you can also press the dot button to have access to the dialog box and type "project roles".

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