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How to change owner of a project

one of the site Admins left and user was deleted

Problem is she was the owner of a few active projects that we have

How do i change the owner of the projects to the second admin?

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to change the project lead for JIRA server

Project Settings > Users and roles > Edit Defaults (link on upper right hand side)

you will get a pop-up and can change the Project Lead there

Thanks i have changed all projects leads on active projects


The issue i am experiencing now is on a kanban board - cannot change the owner

the owner you see there is who owns the board filter


you can change filter owners here

System > Shared Filters


search for the filter and use the action wheel to change owner


This has helped - manged to change the owners of all relative boards my side


Thank you for the assistance!!!

Hey all....I cant find: System > Shared Filters

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HI @Natalie Wentzel 

Project owner mean to say..project lead/admin in jira?

she was the admin - created some of the projects and currently still on her name

Okay .. you can change it to navigating through the respective project setting --> details.

on the project details page at the bottom, you can find the project lead and change it.

That does not semm to change the owner

Like Leo Hsu likes this

Yep. Still not changed the owner, just the project lead. Any ideas of how can I change the OWNER ?


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