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  1. Jira Cloud
  2. JRACLOUD-1431

Create a separate permission for Create New project.


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      Atlassian Update – 4 January 2016

      Hi everyone,

      Thanks for voting and commenting on this issue. Your feedback is key to helping us understand how you use JIRA so we can continue improving your experience. We have reviewed this issue over the last few days.

      Simplifying project setup, configuration, and maintenance is one of the JIRA team's top priorities right now. We are in the early stages of a big investment in making it easier to get started with a JIRA project and maintain a large number of projects at scale.

      It's important to understand that we rarely try to implement individual features from jira.atlassian.com, but instead take a holistic look at the problem and use feedback from the comments here and a dozen other sources of customer input to solve the core problems.

      The ability to create new projects without full JIRA administrator permission is one of the initial areas we will investigate, so this is a high priority for our team. While we cannot provide any information on a planned solution or release date, we will update this issue as we progress.

      Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or feedback.

      Dave Meyer
      Product Manager, JIRA Platform

      Original request description:

      Currently, I need to give my project manager the jira-administor permission in order for him to create new projects. Unfortunately, this opens up the possibly of him doing other stuff, like changing the mail server. Not that he would, but when you give permissions...
      Suggestion: Make Create New Project a separate global level permission.

      Workaround in case you need to track project creation events

      Consider using Webhooks, which offer the ability to receive callbacks for project creation events, or even use an Automation rule that will send an email when a project is created:

      Those could give you the ability to track project creation events in case there is a concern of having admins creating projects when they shouldn't. That does not prevent the action but at least gives visibility.

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