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In Jira I have some existing Issues that are Stories. How can I place them under an Epic?

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You can enable the Epic Link field to be shown (in your projects screen scheme). Then every card will have a field UI for selecting which Epic it is associated with.

This is the modern / current convention.

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You can also configure the Board to group the cards by Epic in Configure Board->Swimlanes->Base Swimlanes on Epics. To really put issues "under" an Epic the Structure Plugin might be what you are looking for.

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Under Jira GreenHopper (v6.0.6) there is a new feature. Jira > Agile > board > Plan, drag and drop the Story Issue onto the Epic.

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