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Create board permission

Hello there,

Is it possible to restrict the creation of boards in the current version of Jira Cloud?  I need to control who can create boards on our projects. Any workaround may help.

Thanks a lot!


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Tyler Brown Community Leader May 07, 2018

Hey Jesus,

It is possible to control who can create a board.

You'll need to navigate to Global Permissions and edit the "Create Shared Objects" permission to only include the group of users that you would like to create dashboards.

This does also affect who can share filters globally as well.

Hope this helps,


Hi Tyler, 

Thanks for your reply! Thanks to @Scott Theus too!

I believe this solution could apply to Jira Server instances, but I am using a Cloud instance. When I navigate to Global Permissions section, these are the permissions I can edit (visit this link for more info):

Administer Jira
Browse users and groups
Share dashboards and filters
Manage group filter subscriptions
Make bulk changes
Create independent projects

I tried changing Share dashboards and filters permissions, but it doesn't seem to affect the ability to create boards.

Any other options?


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Tyler Brown Community Leader May 08, 2018

Hey Jesus,

Not that I know of.  If it helps the "Share Dashboards and Filters" should stop users from being able to sharing boards (as they can't share their filters).

Sorry I couldn't help more,


Hi @Jesús Jorge Muñoz 


Were you able to achieve board restriction on Jira cloud? I did check and found that 'Create shared objects' is not available on Jira cloud version. ant alternative ?




Ahh, That is a shame. We are also after being able to restrict this but just on a particular project due to a specific requirement. Shame it can't be done on cloud at the project level. 

I can not find Create Shared Object in JIRA cloud. How can we do this in cloud?

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Scott Theus Community Leader May 07, 2018

I believe there is a global permission called "Create Shared Objects" that will restrict who can create boards. For more information check out the documentation here"


For Jira server you can use cratch, insert this JS code in your anoncment banner

<script type="text/javascript">
document.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", function() {
( !window.JIRA.isAdmin() ) { let boards_button = document.querySelector('#ghx-create-boards-btn'); if( boards_button ) { boards_button.remove(); } }

 So only admins will see button to create new boards

Is there a solution for Jira cloud?

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