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Is it possible to create a reusable Project Template in Jira?


I was thinking if there is a way to create a reusable project template in Jira. For example when implementing a new app for a client, the tasks for the team are quite routine and similar. So I was thinking of creating a project, customizing the workflow, and then also creating the specific task tickets that the team needs to execute. Then I'll create new projects based on the configuration and defined tasks from the template project.

I know there is an option to create a project with the same configuration. But I don't think it copies the tickets from the original project. 

Any suggestions on how to achieve what I want to do?

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Hi @Lena Boiser ,

you can create a new project with shared configuration (using project source as template) and then clone issues from the project source to project destination.

Unfortunately, there is not a built-in feature to clone project. Btw, there are several external apps that can help you like JIRA Command Line Interface. This plugin is compatible with JIRA Cloud and using it's cloneProject command.

Hope this helps,


It's insane that a project template doesn't exist without having to pay a third party provider for it! I keep seeing codefortynine reply to these question in the community board. 

It's clear Atlassian cares more about helping those providers suck revenue out of user's pockets than protecting them. 


What good is Jira if we can't create reusable project templates?!?!? Why should users waste hours of time recreating the exact same project over and over for something like new client onboarding where the dev team needs to repeat the same tasks for each new client?

Hi @Lena Boiser

You can copy project templates with our app Deep Clone for Jira.

With Deep Clone you can clone entire Jira projects, along with issues, project settings, components and versions.

An advantage is, that Deep Clone is pretty simple to use and you don't need any special skills to work with it.

If you have questions or feedback, don't hestitate to get in touch with our support.

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