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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.

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 don't think require extra space, imho, it should cost less, since you could use a colder storage line for them... This is a basic feature that should be in the standard package, it doesn't add any value, it is just removing some noise to the user. And a user which feels disturbed, and has to by Premium his peace, i would say it is not a nice business strategy. 

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Agree. Cleaning up clutter and keeping history just in case (this is a business solution, so many times required to maintain history for audit purposes) is what I was looking for. Things are getting very cluttered and many internal users asking to clean things up and getting annoyed to the point where they are starting to look at other solutions. 


Not my job to go to every project and figure out how to archive properly. So I am not taking on that responsibility for every team that uses JIRA. The teams are not hiring people  or spending more money just to figure this out. So things are getting cluttered. I just want a simple button to archive/unarchive. :)

Are you implying that I can upgrade to a premium account, archive the Jira projects, then downgrade to back to a standard Jira plan, and still keep the archived projects, as a workaround?

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I just tried that and it worked. 🤦‍♂️

Also tried the workaround and it worked properly. Upgrade, Archive, Downgrade. Really stupid, but it works.

I don't have the option to upgrade in Jira work management cloud, only standard and free plans are available ?  Has Jira dealt with the archive issue yet ?  This is very troubling as we have many projects that need to be archived !

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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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Any news on if this is a feature that will be implemented?  

I wonder if Atlassian does not allow you to Archive projects effectively to force users to approach the storage limits 🤔.  There is an Archive feature on the Server version and is clearly desired by Cloud users!

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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.



this seems to be a nice a nice solution. However, we would like to hide the project itself from the users, but the logged hours in the project still should be visible. Should add users groups and roles for the following sections:

View All Worklogs

View Issue Hours

Or do you have a better solution for that?


Best regards,


Hi Gabriella,


Just add the users or groups you wish to be able to view all worklogs / hours to the permission to view them instead of removing access from everything to achieve this goal.  I have a setup similar to this in our org.

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Hi Zane, 
thank you for your quick response. My only fear is, that if I allow all worklogs for the contributors, than they will be able to see other people's worklogs as well... Is it not the case at your organization?

Thank you  and best regards,


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