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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...

Agreed,  this makes Jira Cloud officially a non-scalable solution.  The fact that this is still not developed makes me think I may change my primary delivery product to Salesforce Agile Accelerator.

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Yes. We have a permissions scheme for "closed" projects, but it isn't the same.

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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.

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.

That's so absurd. Looking at the differences between standard and premium, archiving is literally the only feature my company would use, but it's double the price. I hate feeling like the software I'm using is trying to manipulate me into purchasing higher packages than I truly need just to get features that should be standard.

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Archival is a premium feature? Is it due to extra space they require?

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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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.

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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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