JIRA 6.x Administration Cookbook

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260 pages

Book Description

Over 100 hands-on recipes to help you efficiently administer, customize, and extend your JIRA 6 implementation


  • Make JIRA adapt to your and process flow
  • Gather and display the right information from users with customized forms and layouts
  • Extend the capabilities of JIRA with add-ons, scripts, and integrations with other popular applications and cloud platforms

In Detail

Atlassian JIRA is an enterprise issue tracker system. One of its key strengths is its ability to adapt to the needs of an organization, from the frontend , to providing a platform for add-ons to extend its capabilities.

The book starts with upgrading your existing JIRA instance, and tasks you can perform on the server level to better maintain it. We then delve deeper into adapting JIRA to your organization's needs, starting with the visual elements of setting up custom forms to capture important data with custom fields and screens, and moving on to ensuring data integrity through defining field behaviors.

Furthermore, we'll gain deeper insights into JIRA's e-mail capabilities, including managing outgoing e-mail rules and processing incoming e-mails for automated issue creation. The book concludes with some tips and tricks that will help make things much easier for administrators, such as running scripts to automate tasks, easy access to logs, and tools to help troubleshooting problems.

What you will learn from this book

  • Upgrade and maintain a JIRA instance
  • Design and implement custom forms to capture information with custom fields, screens, and validation rules
  • Create custom workflows with complex validation logic and business rules
  • Secure JIRA data from unauthorized access
  • Set up single sign-on for JIRA on a Windows domain
  • Make JIRA compliant with FDA Part 11 with electronic signatures
  • Integrate JIRA with other cloud platforms, such as Google Drive
  • Automate administrative tasks with scripts and command-line interfaces


A comprehensive guide, full of practical recipes with real-life JIRA administration challenges, solutions, and examples with illustrations from the actual application.

Who this book is written for

If you are an administrator who will be customizing, supporting, and maintaining JIRA for your organization, this book is for you. Familiarity with the core concepts of JIRA is essential. For some recipes, basic understanding in , , and will also be helpful.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. JIRA Server Administration
Chapter 2. Fields and Screens
Chapter 3. JIRA Workflows
Chapter 4. User
Chapter 5. JIRA Security
Chapter 6. E-mails and Notifications
Chapter 7. Integrating with JIRA
Chapter 8. JIRA Administration
Chapter 9. JIRA Customizations

Book Details

  • Title: JIRA 6.x Administration Cookbook
  • Author:
  • Length: 260 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2014-07-25
  • ISBN-10: 1782176861
  • ISBN-13: 9781782176862
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