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Archiving Jira Cloud projects

We have a huge list of old projects that I would love to archive and remove from the project list. I searched and followed the permission schema to try and activate the archive functionality but it is still not working. I am on jira cloud instance any help would be appreciated. 

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david Solutions Partner Oct 30, 2018

Hi @John Vialpando, in Jira Cloud there's no an archiving feature out of the box. The recommended way to archive projects is:

  1. Create a permissions scheme called "Archived" or the title you wish
  2. Remove all permissions in the scheme but those that you want to keep having access ie. Jira admins. Specially remove the Browse Projects permission that will prevent from showing the project.
  3. Apply the schema to the projects you want to archive

Does it make sense to you?



david Solutions Partner Oct 31, 2018

Hi @John Vialpando

In order to help others to find the answer I'd appreciate so much that you mark the answer as "Accepted Answer" if it helped you.

Thanks in advance,


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Thank you David, this helped

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Any solution in the future that will prevent individuals from seeing the project on the Projects Board?




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The permissions scheme workaround doesn't remove the archived projects from the project's list, this is extremely frustrating that this basic functionality is not included in Jira Cloud, I'm extremely disappointed that such basic functionality is not included 

Madonne!  Seriously?  JIRA Cloud doesn't support archiving a project like private instances do?   Ermahgerd. :(


This sounds like a workaround to  me... Why is this basic feature not available in the Cloud instance of Jira ?

As small as it seems, this is a huge help in a business day-to-day projects management process...

Also very surprised to find out that there actually is no archiving function in Jira Cloud - this is quite an important feature for us too.

Looks like there's at least one ticket open for this:

It is currently in the state Gathering Interest.

Please everyone go add a vote to this ticket so it can be transitioned to Reviewing state.

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