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Remove Zephyr from non-test projects?

We've purchased and installed Zephyr for JIRA, but now it has added the "Tests" drop down to all of the projects across the entire organization. I've dug through all of the configuration areas for Zephyr for JIRA and cannot seem to find a way to make this only appear on specific projects. Is there a way to remove the Tests drop down from all of the projects and only have it appear on projects that we choose?

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Its 2016 and this is still a problem... We used the trial and found this was a blocker to fully rolling out Zephyr. You just lost a customer because of this issue.

Now its 2021 and its still a problem!!!

This is where you should vote for this change:

This actually sucks. We turned on 3rd party plugin for test cases management, and now a bunch of test related tasks show up in the sidebar. How difficult is it to disable this behaviour? come on guys... 6yrs?

Totally. Even more jarring with the new simplified "Next Gen" Jira projects. Fix, fix, fix

Like Michael Poijes likes this

Hello together,

in Zephyr for Jira version it is possible to remove the menue from the sidebar.

With admin-access:
>Add-ons>Zephyr for Jira>General Configuration>Zephyr Testmenue>Disabling Zephyr Test Section On Project


In version of Cloud JIRA in app settings there's a setting

Zephyr project menu enable configurations
> Select the projects to disable Zephyr Menu

Adding a project as exclusion removes the links

I would be very interested in this too, as we currently use Jira as a helpdesk and we dont want customers to access the Zephyr tab

Same with us, we are also exposing one of the projects as a support/helpdesk to our customers and having Zephyr show up on tab is super confusing.

Hi KP11,

This functionality didn't make it into Zephyr for JIRA 2.0. It is still in consideration for a future build.

Kind Regards,



We need to hide this button menu for non zephyr user...

Do you have a javascript workaround ?



Hello everyone,

This question is also important for our company.

Not all project are intersected to see this tests menu bar and have additional settings in the projects.

I appreciate for any help with this.


Environment: JIRA 6.2.3 + Zephyr 2.5.1




Yours sincerely,

Ivan Lebedko

A 3 years old required feature and still not implemented. It's for sure a basic one.

That reminds me some 10 year old issues still opened on Altassian JIRA with thousand of comments and users waiting for functionnalities.

Could you please add this to the next release  ? or the marketing lobbying is too High ?

We easily understand that having this Test menu available everywhere will allow users in all projects to use Zephyr for JIRA even if they do not need it.
Once this acquired it's quite difficult to disable the plugin or even think to change for an alternative ...

Hi Yvan, Thanks for the addition to the feature request. I have added your endorsement to the existing request item our product team is tracking. It has certainly been awhile since the request was made we have not forgotten it and the more users who request it, the more spotlight it will get in our reviews.


Do you have some news about this request?

If we have another test plugin on the server, we would like to enable one plugin or another one and today it's impossible as Zephyr is not manageable project per project.

Where will it be available?


Is there any update, it has been 11 mo

you mean 7 years since the original post in 2012?

Could you please count another user to the feature requestor number?

This is super annoying especially with the Service Desk projects

As a Jira Project Administrator I want to switch ON/OFF Zephyr capability for a Given Project so that I my users will not be confused from a feature not relevant to the Project Scope


Possible Viable Solution: 

- Configure this in the Project Settings

- Configure on the Zephyr for Jira (CLoud) Admin Panel

We used it for some time, but now once you deactivate it, it still uses one license, and there is no way to remove from JIRA system.

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Jeff Tillett Community Leader May 18, 2017

Another vote for this one. Our users in non-test projects keep asking me what "Test View" is on their boards.

Wow, is this still a thing? Even a JS or some kind of CSS hack, come on Atlassian put down the pow wow and build some features would ya. 

Another vote this really needs to be fixed.

Agreed.  I wish I could up vote a million times. 

We're about to install Zephyr 4 for Jira in production and we found in testing that if you remove users from 'zephyr-testers' group and check 'Enable Zephyr Permission Scheme' in Zephyr's admin menu, then the menu will only appear to users within that group.

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Still a problem. Voting for this to be fixed. Please please please.

Hi Thomas,

Currenlty the Tests menu is added globally and isn't specific to projects. I will add it to our feature request list to be able to limit it only selected projects.

Kind Regards,


What will it take to get this into their next (upcoming). As this is a deal breaker in our evaluation

JIRA permissions are largely defined at project level. Most add ons can be switched on/off at a project level or at least add/amend/delete at a project level. This is the sole reason we did not sign up. Otherwise looks promising. Looking at Test Rail.  

We're also very keen to see this configuration option added - seems like it should be pretty simple and has been open for 5+ years.

So I'm guessing from seeing the comments here that this has been a request plenty of times before and never become available as an option. It feels like it's a pretty fundamental requirement so can we get any indication on whether this is being considered please - the answer we're looking for is "yes" :)

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Deleted user Oct 21, 2018

+1 this is lame. You guys should fix this. 

Still a problem. Voting for this to be fixed.

Could you please just fix this? Thanks.

OMG, did something change? XD

We're about to install Zephyr 4 for Jira in production and we found in testing that if you remove users from 'zephyr-testers' group and check 'Enable Zephyr Permission Scheme' in Zephyr's admin menu, then the menu will only appear to users within that group.  So if you remove people not testing from the 'zephyr-testers' group you should be fine.

I haven't looked at turning the menu off at the project level yet.

This thread relates to Jira Cloud - sounds like you're using Jira Server, Darryl?

I am -- sorry the confusion :-)

Sigh... I wish we could do this on JIRA Cloud.

Yup, I wish they would do something with this. I am trying to use the next-gen feature and am disappointed the Zephyr test options appear on the side bar!  I should be able to enable/disable if an add-in is shown as options or not. 

I wish they would fix this on Cloud. We should be able to disable that for projects where it's not needed.

I am trying to use the next-gen feature for non-testing projects and am disappointed the Zephyr test options appear on the side bar!  I should be able to enable/disable if an add-ins.

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