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Jira 8 Essentials - Fifth Edition

By : Patrick Li
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Jira 8 Essentials - Fifth Edition

By: Patrick Li

Overview of this book

Atlassian Jira enables effective bug tracking for your software and mobile applications and provides tools to track and manage tasks for your projects. Jira Essentials is a comprehensive guide, now updated to Jira 8 to include enhanced features such as updates to Scrum and Kanban UI, additional search capabilities, and changes to Jira Service Desk. The book starts by explaining how to plan and set up a new Jira 8 instance from scratch before getting you acquainted with key features such as emails, workflows, business processes, and much more. You'll then understand Jira's data hierarchy and how to design and work with projects. Since Jira is used for issue management, this book delves into the different issues that can arise in your projects. You’ll explore fields, including custom fields, and learn to use them for more effective data collection. You’ll create new screens from scratch and customize them to suit your requirements. The book also covers workflows and business processes, and guides you in setting up incoming and outgoing mail servers. Toward the end, you’ll study Jira's security model and Jira Service Desk, which allows you to run Jira as a support portal. By the end of this Jira book, you will be able to implement Jira 8 in your projects with ease.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
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Section 1: Introduction to Jira 8
Section 2: Jira 8 in Action
Section 3: Advanced Jira 8


Notifications associate events (both system and custom) to email recipients. When an event is fired and picked up, emails will be sent out. Notification types define the recipients of emails. For example, you can set them to only send emails to a specific user or all members from a given user group. You can add multiple notifications to a given event.

Jira ships with a comprehensive list of notification types (that is, the recipients) that will cover many of your needs. The following table lists all the notification types that are available and how they work:

Notification type


Current Assignee

This is the current assignee of the issue.


This is the reporter of the issue (usually the person who originally created the issue).

Current User

This is the user who fired the event.

Project Lead

This is the lead of the project...