How To Make Jira Workflow Active

If you’re using Jira to manage your project, the workflow is one of the most critical components. It defines the sequence of steps to complete a task or get a product from its initial concept to its final stage. So, how do you make a Jira workflow active? In this post, we’ll guide you through the process step-by-step.

Step 1: Navigate to the Jira administration console

First, you need to sign in to your Jira account. Once signed in, you can head to the administration console by clicking on the cogwheel icon on the top right corner and selecting Issues from the dropdown menu.

Step 2: Access the workflows

On the left side menu, select Workflows under the Workflow section. This will take you to the page displaying all workflows.

Step 3: Create or edit a workflow

You can either create a new workflow by clicking on the Add Workflow button or edit an existing one.

To edit an existing workflow, hover over the desired workflow and click on the Edit link next to it.

Step 4: Make the workflow active

In the workflow diagram, select the step or transition you want to make active. Under properties, click on the 'Add Property' link. Enter the following:

Key: jira.issue.editable
Value: true

Click 'Add' to set the property. Your workflow is now active!

Step 5: Apply the workflow to a project

Now that your workflow is active, you need to apply it to a project. Navigate back to the Issues tab in the administration console and select Workflow Schemes. Click on the Add Workflow Scheme button, then name and describe your new scheme. Under Add Existing, select your newly activated workflow, then assign it to the necessary issue types.


And there you have it! You’ve successfully created and activated a Jira workflow. Remember, workflows are adaptable tools designed to streamline your project management process. So don’t be afraid to experiment and find the workflow configuration that works best for your team.