How To Remove Yourself From A Jira Project

JIRA is an immensely effective tool for tracking issues and managing projects. Yet, if you are feeling overwhelmed with managing multiple projects or your involvement in a specific project is no longer required, you may wish to remove yourself from it. In this blog post, we will walk you through the straightforward steps of removing yourself from a JIRA project.


Before you can proceed to remove yourself from a JIRA project, you should be aware of a couple of prerequisites:

  • You will need sufficient permissions. You might need to contact your JIRA administrator if you lack the necessary permissions.
  • Make sure you have no outstanding tasks or issues assigned to you in the project you want to leave. If you do, reassign them to another team member or resolve them before leaving the project.

Removing Yourself from a JIRA Project

Follow these steps to remove yourself from a JIRA project:

  1. Open your JIRA account and navigate to the project from which you want to remove yourself.
  2. Click on the Project settings button, usually located at the bottom left of the project page.
  3. In the Project settings, click on Users and roles.
  4. Under the Users and roles, you will see a list of all the users involved in the project and their roles. Find your username in this list.
  5. Next to your username, you will find a button or link labeled Remove. Click on it.
  6. A confirmation window will appear. Confirm your decision to remove yourself from the project.

You should now be successfully removed from the JIRA project. It’s as simple as that!

Please note that the exact process can vary slightly depending on the version of JIRA your team is using and any specific configurations set by your JIRA administrator.


Removing yourself from a JIRA project can help you manage your workload and focus on the projects that matter most to you. Remember to ensure you’ve tied up any loose ends in the project before you exit, and always communicate with your team about your decision to leave a project, to keep everyone informed.