How to configure Project Categories

How to configure Project Categories

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OK, now I've got it smile 

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Mirek Community Champion Jun 25, 2013


If we are talking aboue JIRA then you need to go to Administration > Projects > Project Categories. After adding a new category you will be able to use it when editing a project.

More information you can find in below documentation:

I hope that will help

Best Regards,


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See that you say Mirek.

Also, you can see all project with her categories that you've in your JIRA if you go to 'Projects -> View All Projects'. In the menu on the left, you find different project categories that you define in your JIRA.

Best regards,


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I'm not clear on how to associate a created category with a project? There is no option when editing a project or category to create the relationship in my cloud JIRA version. What have I missed?

I can see a Projects column in categories but it's empty and reading doesn't give detail on how/where to create this relationship.





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I 100% agree with Denis : 20 minutes I'am trying to find the way to "edit the project Category" : "enter(ing) the project Administration section by clicking a project name and then click the link next to the Category field (located under the project name)" does not help: there is no link next to the Category field. Despite I am JIRA admin, project admin and project leader.

Clicking _on_ the category field does not help either.  (it leads to browing the projects by categories)

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What do I miss?

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But for a project administrators the category is not a link. Can't the category be updated by others than system administrators? Have checked permissions schemes, but can not find where to add this access to give project admins access to change categroy?

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Can anyone confirm that 'system administrator' permission is what is required to change the category?  We are trying to deligate the editing of this field to the 'project lead' and/or 'project administrator' roles.

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