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Mastering JIRA 7 - Second Edition

By : Ravi Sagar
Book Image

Mastering JIRA 7 - Second Edition

By: Ravi Sagar

Overview of this book

Atlassian JIRA 7 is an enterprise issue tracker system. One of its key strengths is its ability to adapt to the needs of an organization, ranging from building software products to managing your support issues. This book provides a comprehensive explanation covering all three components of JIRA 7, such as JIRA Software, JIRA Core, and Jira Service Desk. It shows you how to master the key functionalities of JIRA and its customizations and useful add-ons, and is packed with real-world examples and use cases. You will first learn how to plan for a JIRA 7 installation and fetch data. We cover JIRA reports in detail, which will help you analyze your data effectively. You can add additional features to your JIRA application by choosing one of the already built-in add-ons or building a new one to suit your needs. Then you'll find out about implementing Agile methodologies in JIRA by creating Scrum and Kanban boards. We'll teach you how to integrate your JIRA Application with other tools such as Confluence, SVN, Git, and more, which will help you extend your application. Finally, we'll explore best practices and troubleshooting techniques to help you find out what went wrong and understand how to fix it.
Table of Contents (25 chapters)
Mastering JIRA 7 - Second Edition
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Defining permissions

It's very important to secure your data stored in JIRA. There could be several client projects in JIRA whose information cannot be shared with other teams. JIRA can also be accessed by your clients and it becomes more important to hide other projects from your clients and only give them access to the projects relevant to them. In Chapter 4, Customizing JIRA for Test Management, we discussed how a project can be accessed only by users of a specific group.

JIRA comes with an amazing permission system, which allows configuration at a granular level. JIRA has three types of permissions. These are:

  • Global permissions: These permissions apply to the whole JIRA instance. Permissions such as who can log in and who will be the JIRA administrator can be configured here.

  • Project permissions: These permissions apply to a specific project. Permissions such as who can access the project, create issues, and close issues can be configured here.

  • Issue security levels: These permissions...