Book Image

Jira 8 Essentials - Sixth Edition

By : Patrick Li
Book Image

Jira 8 Essentials - Sixth Edition

By: Patrick Li

Overview of this book

This new and improved sixth edition comes with the latest Jira 8.21 Data Center offerings, with enhanced features such as clustering, advanced roadmaps, custom field optimization, and tools to track and manage tasks for your projects. This comprehensive guide to Jira 8.20.x LTS version provides updated content on project tracking, issue and field management, workflows, Jira Service Management, and security. The book begins by showing you how to plan and set up a new Jira instance from scratch before getting you acquainted with key features such as emails, workflows, and business processes. You’ll also get to grips with Jira’s data hierarchy and design and work with projects. Since Jira is used for issue management, this book will help you understand the different issues that can arise in your projects. As you advance, you’ll create new screens from scratch and customize them to suit your requirements. Workflows, business processes, and guides on setting up incoming and outgoing mail servers will be covered alongside Jira’s security model and Jira Service Management. Toward the end, you’ll learn how Jira capabilities are extended with third-party apps from Atlassian marketplace. By the end of this Jira book, you’ll have understood core components and functionalities of Jira and be able to implement them in business projects with ease.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Part 1: Introduction to Jira
Part 2: Jira in Action
Part 3: Advanced Jira

Securing Jira

In the previous chapters, you learned how to store data in Jira by creating issues. As you can see, as an information system, Jira is all about data. It should come as no surprise to you that security plays a big role in Jira, to ensure that only the right people will get access to your data. This is achieved by providing a flexible and robust way for you to manage access control. It is able to integrate with your existing security practices, such as a password policy, and allows both centrally controlled permissions and delegating and empowering your project owners and users to manage permissions for their own projects.

By the end of this chapter, you will have learned about the following:

  • Managing users, groups, and project roles
  • User directories and how to connect Jira to the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
  • General access control in Jira
  • Managing project- and issue-level permission settings
  • How to troubleshoot permission problems...