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The Administration gadget displays quick links to administrative functions conveniently on the dashboard. This gadget is for people who have the 'JIRA Administrators' or the 'JIRA System Administrators' global permission.

What does it look like?

The 'Administration' gadget should appear as follows on the dashboard:

Note: if you only have the 'JIRA Administrators' permission (and not the 'JIRA System Administrators' permission), the following words will not be links: 'Restore', 'Backup' and 'License: view details'.

Adding the 'Administration' gadget to your Dashboard

  1. Go to your JIRA dashboard and click 'Add Gadget'.
  2. The 'Gadget Directory' will appear. Locate the 'Admin' gadget and click the 'Add it Now' button. Then click the 'Finished' button at the bottom of the Gadget Directory.
To move the gadget to a different position on the dashboard, simply drag-and-drop. You can also change the look and behaviour of the gadget.