How To Delete A Project In Jira

Jira, developed by Atlassian, is a popular issue tracking and project management tool. While it is incredibly useful in managing projects, there may be instances when you need to delete a certain project. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the steps to delete a project in Jira.


Before you proceed, please note that to delete a project in Jira, you must have the ‘Administer Projects’ permission in the project’s permission scheme. This is typically granted to Jira administrators.

Step-by-Step Guide

Let’s go over the steps below:

Step 1: Navigate to the Project Settings

Start by logging into your Jira account. Go to your desired project and click on the Project Settings located at the bottom of the project sidebar.

Step 2: Click on ‘Delete’

On the Project Settings page, you should see a Delete button at the bottom left corner. Click on it.

Step 3: Confirm the Deletion

A confirmation window will pop up warning you that the action is irreversible. If you’re sure, click on the Delete button to proceed.

The Jira REST API Way

If you prefer to use the Jira REST API to delete a project, you can do so using the following command:

    curl -u username:password -X DELETE "{projectIdOrKey}"

Make sure you replace username:password with your account credentials and {projectIdOrKey} with the ID or key of the project you wish to delete.

Please tread carefully while deleting projects, as all the data associated with the project including issues, components and versions will be permanently deleted and cannot be restored.


Deleting a project in Jira is simple, but it’s something that must be done with caution due to its irreversible nature. Always ensure that you’ve backed up all necessary data before you proceed with this action. If you’re a project administrator, it’s equally important to ensure that deleting a project is the best course of action for your team.

We hope this guide has been helpful. Stay tuned for more tips and tricks on managing your projects with Jira!