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Question on workaround for Jira Server and Data CenterJRASERVER-72278 Deleting custom field gives "D

Jira 8.16

For the workaround you have specified in bug Jira Server and Data CenterJRASERVER-72278
Deleting custom field gives "Data Center License Required' error


Workaround instructions

In order to pass Data Center license check, creating a file with a and jira.shared.home resolved the issue. Because of the new shared home folder, Jira software installation was needed.


Question does that jira.shared.home directory have to exist in order for this workaround to work



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Daniel Eads Atlassian Team May 05, 2021

Hi @Nannette Mori ,

Yes, the jira.shared.home directory specified in needs to exist, and the jira user needs read/write access to the directory.

It is worth noting that the bug that causes this issue, and the inability to delete the custom field, was patched in 8.16.1 (released on April 20). If you are able to do the point upgrade on your single-node Jira Data Center instance, you will be able to take advantage of the bug fix without having to implement the workaround.

Daniel | Atlassian Support

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