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I would like to know who deleted issues in this JIRA project last 2 weeks, could you send me the in


Hi Team,

 I would like to know who deleted issues in this JIRA project last 2 weeks, could you send me the information? ... also I need to know who deleted this issue


Thais was my user request as a admin is we can able to find deleted issues, and who deleted that particular issue.

Please assist thanks in advance.


3 answers

3 votes
Joe Pitt Community Leader Mar 12, 2021

Do not delete issues. When you delete it is GONE. Hardly a week goes by without someone wanting to restore an issue. Deleting issues will come back and bite you when it is the most inconvenient. I suggest closing with a resolution value of Deleted anything you want to delete. I implement a special transition only the project lead can execute and it requires filling in a reason field from a select list (such as entered in error, OBE, Duplicate, Other) and explanation text.

Deleting issues destroys historical data. Missing issue numbers will eventually cause a question about what it was and why was it deleted even if it was done properly. Missing data always brings in the question of people hiding something that may have looked bad.

The only viable way to restore an issue is to create a new instance of JIRA and restore a backup that has the issues. Then export them to a csv file and import them to your production instance. You will lose the history.

None of my users have delete permission.

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Unfortunately you can't know who delete the issue. You need to work with permission to not allow user to delete issue.

Hope this helps

Hello benziane,


Thanks for your swift response. My question is is it possible to find who deleted the issues in the project.

*As my knowledge we can check in Audit log?     

Sorry, yes as you noted in the audit log you can find you deleted issues

Did you already look at your audit log in your instance ?

As you can read, some feature are only available in Jira DC.

Like Nic Brough _Adaptavist_ likes this

I don't believe this information is recorded in the Audit log. 

Cmon Atlassian, at least give us a reasonable pointer. Now I have to comb all the atlassian-jira.log files to find this one command. 

u632366 I'm New Here Sep 26, 2022

Found this in - but didn't test it yet:

Requires to change Audit Log -> Settings -> Coverage -> End user activity -> Advanced to start recording these events.

You can take a look to out app: it logs who deleted any issue and allows to recover the info. It should be installed before the issue deletion though.

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