Is it possible to edit default timezone for JIRA


Is it possible to update the JIRA default timezone to a different timezone.

At the moment it defaults to GMT say, and i want to make it GMT+08.

Is it possible?


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Accepted answer

Hi Rahul,

  •  This is pretty straight forward.
  • Please browse System under cog wheel and click on General Configuration and then on Edit Settings.
  • Please find the attached screenshots for Instructions.


  • The above screenshot shows where the General Configuration Tab is and how to Edit current settings
  • Please select the required User Time Zone and Save the settings changed and this should work.

Please do vote if this helps.



Hi all, I live in Kiev, Ukraine

I have such question

JIRA profile time zone: +0200 Kiev


Confluence profile timezone: +0200 Athens, Istanbul

Where is Kiev ?


Confluence calendar 

Timezone: +0300 Europe / Kiev




Where is the truth ?


How can i setup one timezone ?

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