Adding the Administration Gadget

The Administration (Guide for JIRA Administrators) gadget displays handy checklist of common tasks. Click on any task and you'll be taken to the relevant administration screen to complete it. The gadget also provides other helpful information for new administrators, such as links to the JIRA administrator documentation. This gadget displays on the default dashboard 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:

Adding the Administration gadget to your Dashboard

The Administration gadget is automatically displayed on the default dashboard. If you have removed it and want to restore it to the default dashboard, or you want to add it to a new dashboard, follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to your JIRA dashboard and click Add Gadget. The 'Gadget Directory' will appear.
  2. Locate the Guide for JIRA Administrators 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 behavior of the gadget.

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