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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

Managing custom fields

Custom fields are used globally across Jira, so you will need to have the Jira Administrator global permission to carry out management operations such as creation and configuration.

Jira maintains all the custom fields in a centralized location for easy management. Perform the following steps to access the Manage custom field page:

  1. Log in as a Jira administrator user.
  2. Browse to the Jira administration console.
  3. Select the Issues tab and then the Custom fields option:

Figure 5.1 – Manage custom fields

On the Custom fields page, all the existing custom fields will be listed. From here, you can see the names of all custom fields, their type, the context they belong to, and the screens they are displayed on. Note that some custom fields, such as Development and Epic Colour, as shown in the preceding screenshot, come with Jira itself, and will have the LOCKED label next to their names. These fields serve special...