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Issue Templates for Jira
Server/Data Center Cloud
Issue Templates for Jira

Server/Data Center


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Last updated Oct 26, 2018

Default template

This section provides information on how to configure a default template.

Default template feature allows user to select a template, which will be automatically applied on Create Issue screen. All pre-defined values from the target template can be visible on your project’s Create issue screen (or after selecting an issue type).

Before you start configuring Default template remember to add Template field to the target screen. While using Default template, Template field is hidden.
You can configure Default template in many projects at once using REST API. Learn more.


To configure Default template:

  1. Go to the project where you want use templates.
  2. From project sidebar, select Project settings > Default Templates in the Issue Templates for Jira section.
  3. Select template from the drop down list which will be set as a default.
  4. Choose Issue Type.

You can Select all issue types to use one default template. After clicking on Select all, available issue types display in tab.

It is possible to apply default template to all issue types (click on Apply to all).
Click on bin icon to delete default template configuration.


If you disable template in Availability tab, a warning icon appears next to the template name.


Selected templates are set as defaults for defined issue types.

Issue Templates Details

To see the list of projects where issue template is used as a default template, open Default Template tab in Issue Templates Details.


You can configure default templates on the Customer Portal. Read more in Jira Service Desk chapter.