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Below are some links to external blog posts and articles containing technical tips and instructions on setting up and using JIRA. This page presents an opportunity for customers and community authors to share information and experiences.

The references here are links to technical 'how to' guides written by bloggers who use JIRA. For feature tours, solution tours and other information about bug and issue trackers, please refer to the Atlassian website and to our evaluator resources.

Please be aware that these are external blogs and articles.

Most of the links point to external sites, and some of the information is relevant to a specific release of JIRA. Atlassian provides these links because the information is useful and relevant at the time it was written. Please check carefully whether the information is still relevant when you read it, and whether it is relevant to your version of JIRA. Unless explicitly stated, Atlassian does not offer support for third-party extensions or plugins. The information in the linked blog posts has not been tested or reviewed by Atlassian. We recommend that you test all solutions on a test server before trying them on your production site.

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JIRA 4 Linux Administrator's Guide and Workflow Management
  • By: James Intriglia, on 'Getting Things Done in a Virtual World'
  • About — This article covers the following topics:
    • Installing JIRA on different flavours of Linux with additional sections on how to configure and administer JIRA
      (This is a PDF document, whose link can be found at the end of this page.)
    • JIRA workflow diagrams speeding up JIRA application development
  • Date: May 2010
  • Related documentation: JIRA Installation and Upgrade Guide
Install JIRA on RHEL5, Single Tomcat with AJP and MySQL
  • By: Brett Ryan, on the 'JIRA Community Space'
  • About: How to install JIRA on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, using Apache Tomcat behind an Apache HTTP Server with AJP and MySQL
  • Date: 9 April 2010
  • Related documentation: JIRA Installation and Upgrade Guide
    (warning) Please be aware that this guide contains advanced procedures that should only be attempted by individuals who are familiar with configuring Apache Tomcat, Apache HTTP Server and AJP on Linux.
JIRA Groups and JIRA Project Roles
  • By: Matt Doar, on blog ''
  • About: How to set up JIRA permissions for specific projects
  • Date: 27 September 2010
  • Related documentation: Managing Groups, Managing Project Roles
'Send reminder on' custom field for Jira
  • By: Sam Haldane, on blog ''
  • About: How to set up JIRA to send issue reminders to users on specified dates
  • Date: 17 August 2009
  • Related documentation: Adding a Custom Field, Using Filters
User Activity Statistics
  • By: Zaccary Craven, on blog 'Tips and tricks for JIRA administrators'
  • About: How to show a list of all usernames along with the number of times each user has created a comment
  • Date: 19 January 2009
  • Related documentation: Adding the Issue Statistics Gadget
Showing custom fields in 'sub-task' columns
  • By: Zaccary Craven, on blog 'Tips and tricks for JIRA administrators'
  • About: How to show the values of subtask custom fields on your issue screens
  • Date: 8 December 2008
  • Related documentation: Custom fields
Using User Properties
  • By: Matt Doar, on blog 'Consulting Toolsmiths'
  • About: How to add, display and filter the user properties with the JIRA Toolkit plugin
  • Date: 20 February 2008
  • Related documentation: Managing Users
Making it easier to maintain JIRA workflows
  • By: Matt Doar, on blog 'Consulting Toolsmiths'
  • About: How to display the name of the screen used by each transition in a workflow in one place
  • Date: 1 July 2009
  • Related documentation: Configuring Workflow
Jira Workflow Report Update
  • By: Jamie Echlin, on the 'onresolve team blog'
  • About: Visualising JIRA workflows, with hints about a common problem when defining resolutions in JIRA workflows
  • Date: 19 December 2008
  • Related documentation: Configuring Workflow
Integration with Other Tools
NetBeans 6.7 RC1 - and JIRA support (beta)
  • By: Fabrizio Giudici, on 'Fabrizio Giudici's Blog'
  • About: How to get JIRA integration in NetBeans 6.7 RC1
  • Date: 1 June 2009
JIRA To Omnifocus Script
  • By: David Martinez, on blog 'Hackerdude'
  • About: A script that logs into JIRA and creates OmniFocus tasks for each of the JIRA items that are assigned to you, so they sync to your Omnifocus for iPhone, you only have to keep track of one inbox, etc.
  • Date: 4 March 2009
Update JIRA-issues with OmniFocus
  • By: Alain Petignat, on blog 'sequenz'
  • About: Updating JIRA fields (time estimate, due date and assignee) directly from OmniFocus
  • Date: 12 April 2009
Git branches to handle contributor patches
  • By: Julien Ponge, on "JPz'log"
  • About: Managing patches in pending state via Git, SVN and JIRA
  • Date: 4 December 2008
Setting issue security level by issue type
  • By: Jamie Echlin, on the 'onresolve team blog'
  • About: Two ways to set JIRA issue security levels by issue type
  • Date: 5 August 2008
  • Related documentation: Configuring Issue-level Security
Unique Issue ID Across Projects
  • By: Surya Suravarapu, on 'Surya Suravarapu's Blog'
  • About: A plugin that allows you to have unique issue IDs across all your JIRA projects
  • Date: 14 July 2009
  • Related documentation:

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