Can I stop JIRA making me a watcher of every issue I create/edit?

We have just installed JIRA 6.1.7.

This version automatically sets the creator and editor of any issue as a 'Watcher'.

We do not want this to happen.

Can you please tell me how to disable it?

Many thanks, Lesley

1 answer

1 accepted

Accepted Answer
0 votes
Look in your user profile for "autowatch" and turn it off. Consider doing the same in the default user profile.

Thank you :) - knew it had to be somewhere

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Posted Sep 25, 2018 in Jira

Atlassian Research Workshop opportunity on Sep. 28th in Austin, TX

We're looking for participants for a workshop at Atlassian! We need Jira admins who have interesting custom workflows, issue views, or boards. Think you have a story to sha...

463 views 7 5
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

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

Find a group

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

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you