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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
About the Author
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Chapter 8. Configuring JIRA User Directories to Connect with LDAP, Crowd, and JIRA User Server

In companies with thousands of employees, there are several internal tools and systems. There are tools to track time, leave management, and intranet portals. It's very difficult to manage user accounts on multiple applications; companies use Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) servers for user management, where a single user account works on more than one tool and users don't need to remember multiple passwords. JIRA also supports integration with LDAP. This is a great feature; it really helps system administrators to manage users. Apart from LDAP, we will also discuss how to connect JIRA to another JIRA instance for user management, as well as for Crowd, which is a single sign-on software from Atlassian.

This chapter will cover the following topics:

  • Authentication mechanism in JIRA

  • Allowing other applications to connect to JIRA

  • Synchronizing user and group information