Renaming the 'Project Categories' to some another name

Hi All,

Presently, when we go to admin page of Jira, under Projects we see 'Project Categories'. I need to change this 'Project Categories' to 'Accounts' so that we will create the projects under the accounts defined in it.

Could you please let me know as how to acheive this?

Thanks and Regards,

Jenin C M

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Thanks Bhushan!

I have now acheived it through 'Inproduct Translations' plugin.


Jenin C M

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Hi Jenin,

Since you are using the Ondemand version, this is not possible. For a list of restricted functions in ondemand, refer to

Thank you


Hi Bhushan,

Many thanks for your quick reply!

As of now I am using On Demand but if I get on to a lisenced version, how would I be able to acheive the above requirement. Could you please provide me the details regarding the same?


Jenin C M

Hey Jenin,

Take a look at

Open the file mentioned in the documentation there and search for "Project Categories" and rename all occurances.

If you are new to Jira development, take a look at this book. It is a great resource.



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you have to change the property value of the following at ..\atlassian-jira\WEB-INF\classes\com\atlassian\jira\web\action\ file

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