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Who can change a Project Key, and what are the effects on issues in the project?

I couldn't find an answer with a document available on the Atlassian website. Can anyone please help?

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Hello @Abdul Kader Broachwala 

Welcome to the community. 

Here a confluence page to know everything about changing a project key :


Hope this helps

Hello @Mohamed Benziane 

Thank you for your prompt response. I appreciate your help!

I did read the article thrice earlier and I couldn't find that answer. So thought of posting it in the community. Can you please help?




Only jira admin can change the project key. The issue will always belong to the project. There is no change on the issue. But you will need to update your agile board filter.

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Thank you for your answer. Does project admin have the same rights to do so?

No, the project admin can only edit the project name, description, avatar, project category, avatar and URL.

I feel both can edit the project key, after seeing your response I did some RND and found this and that's why I asked the question. Please see the link and let me know If it makes sense to you?

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The link on your reply its about jira cloud. As you tag say your seems to be on jira server.

Yes, I did realize that. Thank you for help and all the information. 

@Mohamed Benziane 

I am project admin,why I can't change Project category?

My jira serversion is v8,4




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