Renaming of a JIRA project name


We have a request to rename an existing JIRA project name to a different one. I wanted to know the areas this change would impact? I have known about user filters would be impacted. But wanted to know if there would be other impact also?

Also will there be any need to do a project re-indexing or application re-indexing after we rename to avoid any issues? Please suggest if there are any other configurations we need to consider?



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hi Ishrat,

        Please read the following Atlassian article before editing project Key,


They have described the post changes notes, So you should required to handle is this carefully,


Hope this will answer your questions

Thanks Mahendran for responding. The document you suggested talks about renaming project KEY. My requirement is only to rename project NAME. I am more concerned to know if it impacts any other places apart from filters? 

Sure, Renaming project will not do major impacts. I have done many time. No issues

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Joe Pitt Community Champion Sep 26, 2016

I've renamed projects before without any issue. However, you can't change the project key.

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