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JIRA Development Cookbook

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JIRA Development Cookbook

Overview of this book

JIRA provides issue tracking and project tracking for software development teams to improve code quality and the speed of development.This book is your one-stop resource to master JIRA extension and customization. You will learn how to create your own JIRA plugins, customize the look and feel of your JIRA UI, work with Workflows, Issues, Custom Fields, and much more.The book starts with recipes on simplifying the Plugin development process followed by a complete chapter dedicated to the Plugin Framework to master Plugins in JIRA.Then we will move on to writing custom field plugins to create new field types or custom searchers. We then learn how to program and customize Workflows to transform JIRA into a user-friendly system. Reporting support in an application like JIRA is inevitable! With so much data spanning across different projects, issues, etc and a lot of project planning done on it, we will cover how to work on reports and gadgets to get customized data according to our needs. We will then look at customizing the various searching aspects of JIRA such as JQL, searching in plugins, managing filters, and so on. Then the book steers towards programming Issues, i.e. creating/editing/deleting issues, creating new issue operations, managing the various other operations available on issues via the JIRA APIs etc. In the latter half of the book, you will learn how to customize JIRA by adding new tabs, menus, and web items, communicate with JIRA via the REST, SOAP or XML/RPC interfaces, and work with the JIRA database.The book ends with a chapter on useful and general JIRA recipes.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
JIRA Development Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Sanitizing JQL functions

If you don't want to make your JQL function violate the strict security aspects of your JIRA instance, sanitizing the JQL functions is a must! So, what does this actually mean?

Imagine a filter created by you to find out issues in a pre-defined set of projects. What will happen if you share the filter with a friend of yours who is not supposed to see the project or know that the project existed? The person with whom you shared it won't be able to modify the issues in the protected project due to JIRA's permission schemes but he/she will surely see the name of the project in the JQL query that is used in the filter!

This is where sanitizing of the JQL function will help. In essence, we just modify the JQL query to protect the arguments in line with the permission schemes. Let us see an example of doing that by sanitizing the JQL function we created in the previous recipe.

Getting ready

Develop the JQL function, as explained in the previous recipe.

How to do it...

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