How to Disable User Onboarding in JIRA 6.4 and Above

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This article indicates how to disable the user onboarding in JIRA applications.


Through the user interface:

  1. As a JIRA administrator, navigate to <JIRA-URL>/secure/SiteDarkFeatures!default.jspa
  2. Add the following dark feature flag: jira.onboarding.feature.disabled
  3. To re-enable onboarding, click the Disable link next to the dark feature on the same dark feature management screen.

As a Java property, as per Setting properties and options on startup add -Datlassian.darkfeature.jira.onboarding.feature.disabled=true.

Last modified on Mar 3, 2016

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