Documentation for JIRA 4.4. Documentation for other versions of JIRA is available too.

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The Introduction gadget displays a configurable introduction message on the dashboard.

What does it look like?

The Introduction gadget should appear as follows on the dashboard:

Adding the 'Introduction' gadget to your Dashboard

  1. Go to your JIRA dashboard and click 'Add Gadget'.
  2. The 'Gadget Directory' will appear. Locate the 'Introduction' gadget and click the 'Add it Now' button. Then click the 'Finished' button at the bottom of the Gadget Directory.
  3. The Introduction gadget will appear on your dashboard.
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.

The text/html displayed in the Introduction gadget is configured by your JIRA administration, through the JIRA configuration page.