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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

User directories

User directories are what Jira uses to store information about users and groups. A user directory is backed by a user repository system, such as LDAP, a database, or a remote user management system, such as Atlassian Crowd.

You can have multiple user directories in Jira. This allows you to connect your Jira instance to multiple user repositories. For example, you can have an LDAP directory for your internal users and the Jira internal directory using the database for external users. An example is given in the following screenshot, where we have three user directories configured. The first user directory is the built-in Jira Internal directory running on the Jira database. The second user directory is connected to the Microsoft Active Directory (Read Only) in read-only mode. The last user directory is connected to Atlassian Crowd, user identity management software...