How To Make Jira Board Public

JIRA serves as a valuable tool for project management, offering a platform for teams to effectively plan, monitor, and launch top-notch software. One of its primary functions is the creation and organization of various boards for various projects. However, what if you desire to make your JIRA board accessible to the public, enabling individuals outside your team to observe it? In this blog post, we will guide you through the procedure of configuring your JIRA board for public access, outlining each step in detail.

Understanding JIRA Permissions

Before we proceed to the steps, it’s important to understand that JIRA operates on a system of comprehensive permissions that determine who can see and do what. Generally, there are four levels of permission: Global, Project, Board, and Sprint permissions. Making a JIRA board public is essentially about setting up the right permissions — in this case, Board permissions.

Note: Be aware that making a board public means anyone with the board’s URL can view it, although they cannot make changes unless they have the necessary permissions.

Steps to Make Your JIRA Board Public

Step 1: Navigate to the Board

The first step is to navigate to the board you want to make public. You can do this by clicking on ‘Boards’ on the JIRA dashboard and selecting ‘View all boards’. Here, locate and click on the board you want to make public.

Step 2: Select Board Settings

Once you’re on your board, click on ‘Board Settings’ located on the top-right corner of your screen. This will open up a menu with several options.

Step 3: Configure Permissions

Under the ‘Settings’ tab on the left side, click on ‘Permissions’. This will bring up the ‘Configure Permissions’ page where you can manage who can see and perform actions on your board.

Step 4: Set the Board’s Browse Projects Permission

To make the board public, you need to set the ‘Browse Projects’ permission to ‘Anyone’. This means that anyone with the URL of the board can view it.

1. In the Permission scheme page, find the 'Browse Projects' permission.
2. In the 'Users and Roles' column, click on 'Edit'. 
3. A dialog box will open. Under 'Grant this permission to' select 'Anyone'.
4. Click on 'Grant' to confirm the change.

Now that you’ve made the necessary changes, click on the ‘Back to Board’ button at the top-left of the screen to return to your board. Your JIRA board is now public!

Remember: It’s crucial to consider the implications of making your board public. Ensure that you’re not sharing sensitive information or data that should remain confidential.


By making your JIRA board public, you can allow stakeholders, clients, and even team members to view the status of the project without necessarily granting them access to make changes. This fosters transparency and can enhance collaboration in your team. However, always be aware of what you’re sharing and with whom.