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I want to enable the global sidebar in JIRA to access "People"

Using JIRA cloud (core), I can use the global sidebar navigation to access "people" in addition to users and groups. For example:

My on-premises JIRA software instance does not have the global sidebar nor does it have an option for "People".

How do I enable this?



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Hi Nick,

The cloud and on-prem versions of Jira are quite different, also in terms of their appearance. While Jira cloud has the global navigation bar, the on-premise solution has the top navigation bar and project side navigation bars.

What do you want "People" to point to?

Have a look at the STAGIL Navigation app for Jira:

This app lets you fully customize the top navigation and project side navigation bars in Jira on-prem. You could then create your own "People" menu item and configure it.

Hope this helps,

Thanks Daniel.

STAGIL Nav looks promising.

As for "People": The cloud version appears to have "People" and "Groups" built-in.

So it's basically using a directory of some kind - as you add Atlassian users, they become visible in the directory (avatar, job title, contact info, etc.) and can be assigned to groups and projects. It's a really cool feature, but doesn't seem to ship with the on-prem version.

True, the on-prem version only includes the user management which you can access in the global administration (with the basics like user name, email, groups, etc.).

However, there are some add-ons for Confluence server available that give you the ability to create a much nicer people directory incl. information like job titles, contact info, hobbies, org charts, etc.

With STAGIL Navigation you could simply add a top navigation link in Jira that points to the people directory in Confluence and call it "People".

You can search for "Confluence profiles" in the Marketplace. The only app that I have used so far is Profiles and Skills.


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