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How do I archive a project in Jira Cloud?

How do I archive a project in Jira Cloud?

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How is this feature still not implemented? We have a project panel with over 100 project entries, and its simply a mess. Even in Quickbooks Online we can archive projects...

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Deleted user Jan 03, 2019

Hi @Christoper Lethbridge,


Currently, there is no possibility to archive a project in jira cloud. However, using the permission scheme you can hide the project from the users/group.

Here is the link for configuring a jira permission scheme.




It's a basic feature that needs adding in to cloud. Where is this request at the moment (A year later)?



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Sprints from these projects still show up in my other projects. This is ridiculous.

I would create an archive project and move all the tickets there with the label = project name and delete the old project, so in the future if you want to re-create the project is easy by getting all the tickets with that label.

Nice work around. Crazy that in a product for highly regulated environments there is no way to simply do this .

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You would need to create a project permission scheme. This permission scheme must not grant any permissions to anyone. In this case the project will be invisible.

You can find more info here:

Go to Hiding project part.

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Supreet Atlassian Team Jul 15, 2020

Hi @Christoper Lethbridge

You can refer this documentation to archive a project in Jira Cloud:

This doesn't work for JIRA Cloud. Archive isn't an option.

It's weird, because there is a space to view Archived projects. 

I wonder how you get them there.

It's a premium feature. And if you move to premium, then back to standard, you can still see the archived projects. But can't archive more projects.

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