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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

Allowing other applications to connect to JIRA

In the previous section, we connected one JIRA instance to another for user management. The instance used as a JIRA user server needs to have the application created so that other instances can connect to it:

  1. Go to JIRA Administration | User management | JIRA User Server.

    Click on the Add application button in the top-right corner:

  2. On the next screen, enter Application name as jira-user-server or something meaningful.

  3. Enter the Password for this application.

  4. Finally, enter the IP address of the actual JIRA server in the IP Addresses field. This step is quite important. Without this step, the connection may not work.

The JIRA user server URL, application name, and password are important features to note here and need to be used in the JIRA instance that will connect to it. Allowing other applications from Atlassian, such as Confluence, to connect to JIRA to share the user base is possible because JIRA internally uses a trimmed version of Crowd.