The manual indicates that the project page should allow an administrator to add components - I don't see the component subsection to allow this to happen. My account is setup as an administrator.
I have a project that is made up of several parts - 2 differnent clients and a server component. I would like to set Jira up so that we can track issues for each component seperately.
How do I set this up?
You have to make sure that you are a *project* administrator, not just a system-administrator. System admins can always maintain project details (like users and roles), but they don't automatically get any rights to do anything else. (This is not spectacularly intuitive, but it is a better approach than "admin can automatically do everything). Check the permission scheme and add yourself to the admin role.
I don't think it's this, but check that your project has at least one issue type that has a field configuration where components are enabled and not hidden. I don't actually think Jira is clever enough to disable the config for componets when they're irrelevant, but it's worth checking.
As Dieter says, can you maintain versions, and have you checked that the project admin role actually grants "administer project" in the permission scheme?
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