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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

Managing users

Each user needs to have an account for them to access Jira unless it is configured to allow anonymous access (refer to the Permission schemes section in this chapter for details). Each user is identified by their unique username.

The user browser is where you will be able to see a list of all the users in Jira, including their usernames, email addresses, last login attempt, and which user directory they belong to. The user browser also provides you with search capabilities. You will be able to search for users that fit the criteria, such as by username, full name, email address, and group association. Perform the following steps to access the user browser:

  1. Browse to the Jira administration console.
  2. Select the User management tab and then the Users option, to take you to a screen like this:

Figure 9.1 – User browser

By default, the results will be paginated to show 20 users per page, but you can change this setting to...