Configuring dashboards

Your dashboard is the main display you see when you log in to Jira. You can create multiple dashboards from different projects, or multiple dashboards for one massive overview of all the work you're involved with.

You can create a personal dashboard and add gadgets to keep track of assignments and issues you're working on. Dashboards are designed to display gadgets that help your organize your projects, assignments, and achievements in different charts.

You can see all dashboards by selecting Jira home > Dashboards.

About the default dashboard

The gadgets on the default dashboard can be reordered and switched between the left and right columns. Additional gadgets can also be added, while some gadgets can be configured. The layout of the dashboard (e.g. number of columns) can also be configured.

All changes made to the default dashboard will also change the dashboards of all users currently using the default dashboard. However, gadgets that users do not have permissions to see will not be displayed to them. For example, the 'Administration' gadget, although it may exist in the default dashboard configuration, will not be visible to non-admin users.

Creating a dashboard

You can easily create and customize your own dashboard to display the information you need. Only Jira admins can customize the system dashboard. 

  1. Navigate to an existing dashboard and at the top right of the dashboard, click more ().
  2. Select either Create Dashboard to create a blank dashboard, or Copy Dashboard to create a copy of the dashboard you are currently viewing.
  3. Name your dashboard and add a description so your team knows when to use it.
  4. Fill out the remaining fields and click Add

By default, sharing is set to private if you have not specified a personal preference. You can adjust this setting in the sharing preferences in your user profile, and change dashboard permissions at any time by selecting Jira home > Dashboard > Manage dashboards.

Choosing a dashboard layout

To choose a different layout for your dashboard page (e.g. three columns instead of two):

  1. On the dashboard, click Edit Layout. A selection of layouts will be displayed:
  2. Select your preferred layout.

Managing gadgets

To get the most out of your dashboard, including adding, rearranging, removing, and configuring gadgets, see Adding and customizing gadgets

Sharing and editing your dashboard

You can edit the details for your dashboard, and restrict or share with other users according to the permissions that are set. In addition, you can see all the dashboards you've created, any public dashboards, and any shared dashboards. 

  1. On the dashboard, click more () > Edit dashboard or Share dashboard.
  2. Edit the settings, as desired.

Search for an existing or shared dashboard

To search for a dashboard:

  1. Select Jira homeDashboards Manage dashboards.

  2. Enter your search criteria into the search field.

A list of dashboards matching your search criteria is shown below. Each shared dashboard indicates its:

  • Current owner — this is originally the user who created the shared dashboard

  • List of shares applied to the shared dashboard by its owner


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Jira looks for exact matches to the search terms you enter in the search field. You can use different operators to help you find wildcard or fuzzy matches to your search queries. For example:

  • Use the fuzzy search operator to help find dashboards that might contain misspellings:

  • Use the wildcard search operator to help find dashboards that begin with a phrase:


Read more about search syntax in text fields.

Managing dashboards and permissions

You can edit, delete, copy, and share your dashboards:

  1. Select Jira homeDashboards > Manage dashboards.
  2. Manage the dashboard, as desired.

Adding favorite dashboards

If you find a dashboard you use frequently, you can add it to your favorite dashboards. This means that you can find it in the sidebar, when you select Jira homeDashboards. Any dashboard that you can access can be added to your favorites, including the default dashboard.  

  1. Select Jira home > Dashboards Manage dashboards.
  2. Search for a dashboard or browse through the list.
  3. Click the star icon next to the dashboard's name that you want to favorite.

Setting up a wallboard

Turn any dashboard into a wallboard by plugging your computer into a TV monitor. The wallboard is a dashboard gadget that acts as an information radiator to provide instant visual insight into project progress and team accomplishments.

To view a dashboard as a wallboard:

  1. On your favorite dashboard, click more () >View as Wallboard

The dashboard will appear against a black background, and will rotate gadgets if the user enables the slideshow option.

Last modified on May 17, 2018

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