Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in

Next challenges

Recent achievements

  • Global
  • Personal


  • Give kudos
  • Received
  • Given


  • Global

Trophy case

Kudos (beta program)

Kudos logo

You've been invited into the Kudos (beta program) private group. Chat with others in the program, or give feedback to Atlassian.

View group

It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

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. 

7 answers

1 accepted

9 votes
Answer accepted
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,


Like lukaloncar likes this

Thank you David, this helped

Like david likes this
Deleted user Apr 11, 2019



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




Like Vicker Leung likes this

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 


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...

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

Madonne has nothing to do with this. :)

Yes, seriously, it is an issue and Atlassian is not able to solve it. Easy as this.
Since years users ask for this.

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.

1 vote
ngal I'm New Here Jul 15, 2020


Supreet Atlassian Team Jul 15, 2020

Hi @ngal

You can refer to this documentation for the steps to archive a project:

Seriously? Archiving a project is a Premium feature for double the price? Considering we're already paying a good amount for our licenses I'd like to see archiving as a standard feature. I'm not sure how it would ever be considered anything but a standard feature, it's not like we're getting a huge amount of added value from it for double the price. We will certainly be going without the premium upgrade and will continue to be annoyed by having new and old projects jumbled together, but no business reason to spend more money on this. Please do submit that feedback for reconsideration.

Unbelievable that archiving a project is a premium feature... Really Atlassian, double check the pricing models please... When I see something like this I start to wonder when I can find some time to move to a competitor in the near future.



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.

Like davide_gurgone likes this

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you