I used to be able to change project lead very easily in the "users and roles" section of "project settings". I would click on the "edit defaults" and specify that somebody else should be the project lead.
As of yesterday, I can no longer pick somebody else to be the project lead. If I click on the name of the person who is currently project lead, it says "no options".
I can't figure out what changed or how to change it back.
I checked the instructions and it said that project lead can be changed on the "details" screen in "project settings" but I am not given that option.
You should be a Project Admin / JIRA Admin to change the Project lead.
Thanks! I just found that one too. Relieved to know I'm not the only one who found that confusing.
I'm still not sure why I don't have the option to change the project lead in the "details" screen because that is much more intuitive.
But at least I can change project lead now.
None of the suggested solutions worked for me, I'm Project and Jira Admin, and i'm trying to change lead to another project admin, i tried slow typing the name, and also using email, but all i get is a "no matches" sign. I've also tried typing the name of any of the other project users. Even if i try to type the name of the user who is lead right now, it also gives me the "No matches" error.
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