How do you customize the sign up page in Jira?

I have found this page:

But we have a need to customize the sign-up page. Corporate wants us to provide a link + give a statement about privacy, and the nefarious things we're going to do with their name and e-mail address. Is there a way to customize that screen?

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You can edit this file: /atlassian-jira/WEB-INF/classes/com/atlassian/jira/web/action/ Look for properties beginning with 'signup." and edit those. In our case, we needed to edit the signup.desc property. Then restart Jira.

NOTE: you'll probably have to do this every time you upgrade Jira.

I think some custom development would be needed to accomplish this. Are you hosting your own instance? You could edit the template directly (not suggested) or write a plugin that could hook into the desired screen.


I know this is an old discussion, but just in case someone else would need to to this, here are some additional info about how to get it done in JIRA 7:

1. In order to get the changes to /atlassian-jira/WEB-INF/classes/com/atlassian/jira/web/action/ visible on your page you must be using the default language - it is  "English (United Kingdom) [default]".

Otherwise you would need some more tweaking... like altering your language package/add-on ( there are some suggestions on that here: )

2. Indeed, it is not recommended to edit the template directly, but if you really need to add/edit something from the atlassian-jira/views/signup.jsp page (and make it visible) you will find some valuable info here:

As also mentioned above, these changes need to be done again after each JIRA upgrade.


Best Regards,


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