How to set custom priority for a new project?


I would like to know how to create some custom priority for a particular project, the default priorities are now, Blocker, Critical, Major, Minor and Trivial.

The new projects should only have Blocker Major and Minor.



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You cannot apply context to the Priority field. You could expand your current Priority options to include additions of "Blocker Major" and "Blocker Minor", or you could create a new custom field that applies that values if you don't want them to be used across the entire instance. I have seen many teams that utilize a combination of priority and a custom field "Severity" to better communicate the importance of an issue.

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You can't. See the most voted for (and unresolved) issue at

Looked into this and here is a summary of items I am posting to all the tickets I found. Hopes this helps in the future! Please upvote the open ticket.

- JIRA - custom priority options for a single project (
- Custom priority per project (
- How to set custom priority for a new project? (
- Issue priorities per project (
- How do I customize priority list for project (
- is it possible to define a custom priority for the project? (
-Default priority - specific to a project? (

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Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Jul 31, 2012
It's not possible out of the box. This was discussed here:

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