Make activity stream visible to logged-out users

Yvan Zo February 19, 2024

Activity Stream is visible to logged-in users only, in the system dashboard and in projects’ summary.

Currently running Jira Data Center 9.12, but it has been like that for years.

When logged-out, the system dashboard just doesn’t include the activity stream gadget, and project’s summary shows the following error message:

This gadget cannot be displayed on your dashboard. This could be due to a licensing problem or an application error. If you need this gadget, contact your administrator for assistance. Otherwise, you can remove it from your dashboard.

Steps I went through before asking:

  • Verified that the “mode” is “public” in general settings and that issue pages are accessible when logged-out.
  • Made all permission schemes have “Browse Projects” granted to the group “Anyone on the web”.
  • Temporarily disabled all apps, but it didn’t change anything, so enabled all apps again.
  • Verified that licenses are indeed up-to-date.
  • Reviewed “Global permissions”, but didn’t find anything relevant.
  • Reviewed “System dashboard”, but didn’t find anything relevant.
  • Used “Integrity checker” and fixed duplicate permissions.
  • Re-indexed issues.
  • Reviewed atlassian-jira.log, but didn’t find anything relevant.

What am I missing to make activity stream visible to logged-out users?

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Marc Koppelaar
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February 19, 2024

HI @Yvan Zo 

This information is only visible to any logged in user, when users are logged out, all this information will not be shown on the system dashbaord.


Yvan Zo February 19, 2024

Thank you @Marc Koppelaar I thought that it was a configuration issue because this open source instance is very old and there doesn’t seem to be any reason why this information shouldn’t be visible, but I just found out that it is due to a regression from 2016 as reported at

Any recommendation to work around this bug or to make an information radiator available to logged-out users?

Yvan Zo March 8, 2024

Self-replying if it can be helpful to anyone else: In the meantime I‘ve added the “Filter Results” gadget, which isn’t affected by this bug, to show the latest created issues to everyone on the web including users who are logged out.

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