Configuring an announcement banner

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Jira Administrators can configure an announcement banner to display pertinent information on all Jira pages. The banner can be used to relate important information (e.g. scheduled server maintenance, approaching project deadlines, etc.) to all users. Further, the banner visibility level can be configured to display to all users or just logged-in users.

Platform Notice: Cloud Only - This article only applies to Atlassian products on the cloud platform.

Configuring an announcement banner

  1. In the upper-right corner of the screen, select Administration  > System.

  2. Under User interface (the left-side panel), select Announcement banner.
  3. Enter the required text in the Announcement field.
  4. Select the required target audience for the banner, public or private.
  5. Select the Save button.

Depending on the target audience selected, the banner will become visible throughout Jira.

Banner Dismissing mode

The announcement banner configuration page has the option to allow users to dismiss the announcement banner and not display it on their screens any more.

  • When the toggle is slid to on mode, the users seeing the announcement banner can click on the X button to not see the banner again

  • When the toggle is slid to off mode, the users can't dismiss the announcement banner and they will see it continually.

Banner target audience

The announcement banner target audience can be configured to specify to whom the banner will be displayed. There are two modes:

  • Public Anyone in Jira, including guest and users from other organisations.
  • Private Only licensed users within your organisation.

Disabling the Announcement Banner

The announcement banner configuration page has the option to disable the announcement banner, sliding the toggle to off, the banner will be not displayed on users' screens.

Last modified on Feb 27, 2024

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