How to set "Main Branch" when creating new SonarQube project with Sonar Scanner

I’m trying to maintain a lot of projects, branched with git-flow (so long-lived master and develop), and cannot figure out how to force “develop” to be the main branch and not “master”. I know after project creation it can be renamed, but that’s not very scaleable or elegant.

We scan each project in Jenkins, using SonarScanner and a file that lives at the source root. How can I specify that the main branch should default to “develop” and not “master” for new projects?

Using SonarQube Version 8.0 (build 29455)

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