Is it possible to close a project without deleting it

I would like to mark a project as closed, so that when entering a new issue it would not be available, but I don't want to delete the project.  I've only just started evaluating YouTrack, so I'm not sure if I've overlooked this feature.  If it is not available now, is there a plan for it?

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Remove access rights for project.

If you use default groups and roles, then go to groups admin, select All Users groups and unassign roles for project.

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I want to follow up the request.

For me removing access rights is not the right approach because I want to grant read only access to "closed" projects as they contain a lot of valuable information to our teams. Well "read-only" can be achieved by changing user roles.

But on the same time I want to be able to filter "closed" projects.

Currently I just rename projects with a prefix "[closed] Project XYZ" and assign a "closed" icon to it for easier recognition.

Anyway, it would be great if in some future release you could implement the "close project" function an a simple filter option in the project list.

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Thank you for reaching out. It is possible now to archive a project to mark it as closed. When archived, a project is not available for creating issues there and for adding it to reports or boards. However, you will be able to unarchive it anytime. 

Please refer to for further details. 


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