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Remove Zephyr from non-test projects?

Thomas Jefferies Sep 19, 2012

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?

21 answers

12 votes
Dave Robertson May 01, 2016

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.

2 votes
Gareth Mann Sep 15, 2013

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

2 votes
Qasim Azhar Oct 08, 2013

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.

2 votes
Chris Miller Oct 08, 2013

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,


2 votes


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

Do you have a javascript workaround ?



2 votes
Ivan Lebedko Sep 10, 2014

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

2 votes
Yvan Le Texier Oct 20, 2015

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 ...

Daniel Oct 20, 2015

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.

Catherine Bertolosso Feb 23, 2016


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?


Dan Schiff Jan 05, 2017

Is there any update, it has been 11 mo

Alaa Elagha Jan 22, 2019

you mean 7 years since the original post in 2012?

Henrik Gehrmann Feb 15, 2019


2 votes
Paras Choudhary Aug 01, 2016

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.

2 votes
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.

2 votes
Dustin Alan Oct 19, 2017

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. 

2 votes
Casey Shew Nov 29, 2018

Another vote this really needs to be fixed.

Antonius.Momac Nov 30, 2018

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

Darryl Staflund Jan 16, 2019

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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2 votes
Antonius.Momac Nov 30, 2018

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

2 votes
Alaa Elagha Dec 05, 2018

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?

Phill Howson Dec 05, 2018

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

1 vote
Chris Miller Sep 19, 2012

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,


KP11 Sep 11, 2013

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

JMcDonnell Jun 30, 2016

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.  

1 vote
Andrew Whelan Apr 23, 2018

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.

1 vote
James Wardle May 16, 2018

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" :)

1 vote
Matthew Collins Oct 21, 2018

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

1 vote
Anders Timsjö Nov 07, 2018 • edited

Still a problem. Voting for this to be fixed.

0 votes
Darryl Staflund Jan 16, 2019

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.

Phill Howson Jan 17, 2019

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

Darryl Staflund Jan 17, 2019

I am -- sorry the confusion :-)

Jess Hostetter Jan 22, 2019

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

0 votes
Admin Jan 30, 2019

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. 

0 votes
Daniel Ketabchi Mar 28, 2019

Could you please just fix this? Thanks.

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