Chapter 8. Securing JIRA

In the previous chapters, you have learned how to store data in JIRA by creating issues. As you can see, as an information system, JIRA is all about data. So, it should come as no surprise to you that security plays a big role in JIRA to not only ensure only the right people will get access to our data, but also maintain data integrity by preventing accidental changes.

Starting with JIRA 4.4, there have been many significant improvements in the user management area, including simplifying the LDAP integration and adding the ability to have multiple user repositories with the user directory feature. JIRA 5 has continued on this path and kept on improving these features.

By the end of the chapter, you will have learned the ...

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