Is there away to set due dates on a Kanban boards

I'm currently in the process of setting up our team on a Kanban board and I don't see anyway to set due dates?

I can see there are "releases" but it's unclear how to add issues to the releases.

I'm coming from Pivotal Tracker, so maybe I'm missing something about the philosophy of Kanban style management

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Fields like due date go on to issues, not the board.  The board is a view of the issues, and the due date can hence be shown on the cards that represent the issues on boards.

Releases use the "fix version" field.  With Kanban, issues are supposed to move from left to right, gradually filling up the far right hand column as "done".  When you are ready to "release"  (usually imagined as a software delivery), you click the release button at the top right, give the release a name, and Jira  stamps the issues with  the name (in the version field) and they vanish from the board because they've been delivered.

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I had this problem too and it took forever to find the answer.

You have to add the Due Date field to the issue detail view for the board.

On your board, go to the Board dropdown in the top right and click configure Board -> Configure

On the resulting page, on the left (Configuration) section, click the Issue Detail View link.

On the resulting page, in the second section (Date Fields), add Due Date to the list.

When you go back to the board and select and issue, due date should show up on the right!

Remember that the Due Date permissions needs to be editable by your users (there are global permissions for this as well).

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