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Jira 8 Essentials - Sixth Edition

By : Patrick Li
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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

Understanding Jira permissions

Jira manages its permissions in a hierarchical manner. Each level is more fine-grained than the one above it. For a user to gain access to a resource (for example, to view an issue), they need to satisfy all applicable permissions, as follows:

  • Application access: This defines the groups that will have access to the various applications in Jira (for example, Jira Software)
  • Global permission: This permission controls access rights functions, such as overall administration
  • Project-level permission: This permission controls project-level permissions—for example, creating and editing issues
  • Issue-level security: This permission controls view access to each individual issue

We will now look at each of the permission levels and how you can configure them to suit your requirements, starting from access to the Jira application.

Application access

As we have explained in Chapter 1, Getting Started with Jira Data Center, the...