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Can I remove/edit footer text and "About Jira" from profile drop down.

Hi Expert,

Can I remove/edit footer text and menu list(About Jira) In Jira.

Have a look screen shot below:



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You can adjust the footer of Jira to be how you would want it to be but bear in mind that the Powered by Atlassian link cannot be removed. Refer to clause 7 of the End User License Agreement for further details on this.

  1. Open up your $JIRA_INSTALL/atlassian-jira/WEB-INF/classes/templates/plugins/footer/footer.vm file in a text editor.
  2. Refer to this page on velocity template modifications suggestions.

For the About JIRA option, you can perform the following:

  1. Open up your $JIRA_INSTALL/atlassian-jira/WEB-INF/classes/webfragment/system-user-nav-bar-sections.xml
  2. Remove the section below:
<web-item key="view_about" name="View About" section="system.user.options/jira-help" i18n-name-key="" weight="40">
<label key="" />
<tooltip key="about.jira.tooltip" />
<link linkId="view_about">$externalLinkUtil.getProperty('')</link>

Once this has been done, you can restart Jira for the changes to take effect.

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The "about Jira" in the menu - I can't remember exactly which module it is, but you can turn it off in "plugins". I seem to remember you also lose "online help" and a couple of other things too.

As for the footer, it's illegal for you to remove it. You may edit it, as long as you leave in the "powered by atlassian Jira" with its link. See for the exact rules and where to do it.

Hi Nic, Can you please let us know what is the Plugin to Disable About JIRA in Help and JIRA Credits in Help. Is there a way i can hide or disable these two option from the help menu. And in our customization we kept Attlassian Logo in the Footer and Hided Atlassian Jira Project Manager Software link - About Jira - Report a Problem using the Footer.VM file I hope that should be fine in terms of Licence agreement. Please suggest. Thanks in advance!!! Vinay

I'm not sure that it is - the thing you need to keep in the footer is "Powered by Atlassian" with the link to Atlassian's site (not the the logo) I can't remember which addon it is - work your way through the system plugins to see it.

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