How to assign Workflow Schemes to projects??

I have create Workflow but I don't know how to add projects to workflow Schemes (Assigned Schemes).

Anyone know and help me??

Here is a video I took:



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Hi @Chi Nguyen
  • Create a Workflow Scheme.
  • Assign Workflows with respective Issue Types which uses that Workflow under Workflow Scheme.
  • Select the Project you want to tie this Workflow Scheme.
  • Go to Project Administration Screen of the Project Selected, Click on Workflow Tab, Switch Scheme to select the desired workflow scheme, associate it and that fixes it.



Chander Inguva


Yes, I did it ok now. Thanks @Chander Inguva

The screens your mention are completely impossible to find for me. On project settings, I only have name, key and access. and the possibility to delete the project.

No workflow tab available, and even not when creating a project : I can select form a number of templates (Scrum, Kanban, ....) but I cannot select my workflow.

When defining a workflow scheme, I see no way at assign that scheme to a project ...


Totally lost, it seems I can only do pretty standard stuff. I find the interface for setting up such customisations in JIRA far from intuitive ..

Jira reworked UI and ignored to update the documentation. The screen is either 1) hidden and there's no button for it 2) removed


Not sure what to think about it...

@Tom - That is also our experience. 

Same here, I can't assign a workflow to my projects and the documentation with the new and imposed UI are not updated, so there is no way to do it following the documentation.

If at least I could work with the old UI...

@Pol Frances Did you ever figure out how to do this? Going through the same problem now.

Just create a project with standard type, not those fancy undocumented agile types

@James Campbell No, sorry... I'm trying to work with server now and solve everything.

@Gitlab User I just want a simple kanban with my own workflow adding an in-review state. Your solution is "don't use what you are paying for". That would never be a solution at all.

There is no option to create a classic project for me. It seems the very first user as jira admin was able to do ONLY the first project. Now he neither can.



Thanks, it works!


don't get me wrong but have you ever had a look a the documentation?

This will get you started creating a workflow:

Then you create a workflow scheme and associate workflows (activate them) with that scheme:

Here you'll find more info on schemes:

Hope that help,



yes, I did it ok yesterday as many time to find out on document but it works ok now. Thanks for you help. Do you have Skype too? Regards, Chi

The documentation is scattered everywhere and usually not helpful. Something as simple as changing a Workflow, Screen or Permission Scheme can be quite challenging.

Don't get me wrong, Jira is a great product once configured, but the documentation and support are pitiful at best!

Those links are all OK, but none of them answers the original question: once you have created a Workflow, assigned it to a Workflow Scheme, how do you assign the workflow scheme to a project?

I have quite a lot of experience with the old Jira UI, fully understand the concepts, but simply can't find the way to do this.

This page is fundamentally misleading and out of date although I eventually found the answer in Settings -> Workflows -> Switch Scheme:


It is this section:


To finish activating your workflow, associate the workflow scheme it's in with a project (if an issue type is not defined in the project's issue type scheme, that specific workflow is not used):

  1. In the sidebar, click Issue type schemes. You'll see which workflow scheme the project currently uses.

  2. Click Associate to begin the migration process. Each issue needs to have a valid status, so you may need to assign statuses to a select number of issues after you switch workflow schemes.

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