JIRA is now available as three separate applications, JIRA Software, JIRA Service Desk, and JIRA Core. For more information on administering these applications, refer to the Administering JIRA Applications documentation.

Adding the Introduction Gadget

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 when logged into JIRA:

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 behavior of the gadget.

Configuring the Introduction gadget

The text/html displayed in the Introduction gadget is configured by your JIRA administration, through the JIRA configuration page. You may also click on the link in the displayed text box (shown above) to display this page:

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3 Archived comments

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    Is there another gadget that can be configured by JIRA admin only but will allow you to add links without the vulnerability of the text gadget.

    22 Jan 2013
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    Does anyone know how I would build a release mgmt dashbrd that would show which JIRA items have or have not been deployed to a environments (dev, qa, preprod, prod)?

    18 Feb 2013
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    Jeffery Bennett

    The default introduction gadget displays different content before and after users log in.  Is there any way to add custom content to appear either before or after the user logs in?

    12 Nov 2014
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