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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
About the Reviewer

Authentication mechanism in JIRA

JIRA is a web-based tool used by multiple users, each having different permissions depending on the group they are part of or what role they are performing in the project. JIRA has a built-in authentication mechanism known as JIRA internal directory, but it's possible to connect JIRA to external directories as well. Let's take a look at how this is done.

JIRA internal directory

JIRA comes with an internal directory that is enabled by default; the first administrative user is a part of the internal directory, and, until you add another directory, all additional users are added in this internal directory. JIRA stores this in its own database.

Configuring LDAP

LDAP is an application protocol to query and modify information in directory services. In medium-to large-scale companies, where there are hundreds or thousands of users, everyone has their e-mails, phone numbers, and other details stored on a directory server. Users can find each other in this directory....