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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.
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Mastering JIRA 7 - Second Edition
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Synchronizing user and group information

Now that we have seen how to connect JIRA to LDAP, Crowd, and another JIRA server, it's also important to understand how the user information is synchronized. Any new user who is a part of the directory should be able to log in to a JIRA instance, but all new users who have recently been added to the directory will not be able to access JIRA until the user list is synchronized.

Go to JIRA Administration | User management | User Directories (under USER DIRECTORIES). Here, you will see the list of user directories added in the instance. There is a Synchronise link against each entry:

Click on the Synchronise link and JIRA will compare and fetch the list of users from the JIRA server; if there are new users on the server, they will be created in the instance. This will also create the groups in our JIRA instance.

Note that the users created via this synchronization will not be editable, and you cannot delete them if the permission is set in the Read Only...