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Hidden projects still being shown in projects

According to Jira

"'Hiding' a project

A 'hidden' project will still be visible via the 'Administration' menu, but it will no longer appear in the 'Browse Projects' list, and no-one will be able to search, view or modify any of the project's issues.

  1. Create a new permission scheme. Leave all of the permissions empty.
  2. Associate the new permission scheme with the project that you wish to hide (see Assigning a Permission Scheme to a Project )." 

    I have created an archive permission scheme with no permissions but it is still not hidden on the project page. 

    Does anyone have any idea how to hide these? 

4 answers

Did you ever find an answer to this?  We have exactly the same issue.  In Confluence we move old projects into an 'Archive' page hierarchy, to keep the top level tidy.  It really frustrates me that there is no way to do this in Jira.

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Joe Pitt Community Leader May 30, 2018

There is no way to hide the old projects from a JIRA administrator in the project list for them to administer the project. If you create a permission scheme where NO ONE has even browse permission, including administrators, they will be hidden unless a JIRA administrator goes into the menu to manage projects. You can't hide it there. 

Thanks Joe.  Not the answer for which I was hoping but I won't shoot the messenger.

Joe Pitt Community Leader May 30, 2018

If the admin can't manage them how could they unhide them if someone needed to look back?

I'm happy for them to be in the Admin project list (the screen with the edit/delete options).  I just want them hidden on the ordinary project browse page (the one you reach when you go into Search and then select 'All Projects'

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Jacky Chu I'm New Here Sep 19, 2019

I too am struggling with this little annoyance. 

I had an idea where you could also change the category to Archive by creating this category, then you can at least filter them out... but you can't filter by what you don't want to see, only by what you do want to see. 
I agree with Ian Homewood and Thien it is really annoying to even as an admin have to see dead projects.

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