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User Profiles for JIRA

With our new product User Profiles for JIRA you can easily manage and synchronize your JIRA profiles and network with experts.

User Profiles for JIRA logoWe here at Communardo are proud to publish our newest pro­duct User Profiles for JIRA. You may already be fami­liar with our exis­ting Confluence pro­duct User Profile Plugin. It extends Confluence's user and hover pro­files with con­fi­gura­ble pro­file ele­ments, and much more. With UPJ – our inter­nal handle for User Profiles for JIRA – this is now also avail­able for JIRA. As one of UPJ's deve­lo­pers, I want to show­case its fea­tures with this blogpost.

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Meaningful Hover Profiles

One of the main fea­tures of User Profiles for JIRA is the exten­sion of the hover pro­file, the popup bal­loon which appears when moving the mouse over a user name. JIRA dis­plays the user's ava­tar, name, email, and time­zone there. This is often not enough, e.g. when try­ing to find the right con­tact per­son or expert. With User Profiles for JIRA, it is pos­si­ble to dis­play some or all of the con­fi­gu­red pro­file ele­ments in the hover pro­file. That way, the rele­vant infor­ma­tion about a user is avail­able right where it is nee­ded: when hovering over its name.

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Configure User Profile Elements

After instal­ling User Profiles for JIRA, the admi­nis­tra­tion con­tains a new sec­tion in the user manage­ment cal­led "User Profile Settings". There, admi­nis­tra­tors can create, manage and reor­der new pro­file ele­ments, divi­ded in per­so­nal and company-related ele­ments. These are the set­tings for each pro­file element:

  • Its name
  • An optio­nal helptext
  • Its type. Available are text, user and select types.
  • An optio­nal LDAP mapping
  • And if the ele­ment should be dis­played on the hover profile

The LDAP map­ping is requi­red, if data from the con­nec­ted direc­to­ries should be syn­chro­ni­zed to an ele­ment. This also app­lies to the spe­cial ele­ment "User Profile Picture", which will syn­chro­nize the users' ava­tars in JIRA with pic­tures from the direc­to­ries. The LDAP syn­chro­niz­a­tion is an important fea­ture: It ensu­res that pro­file infor­ma­tion stays up-to-date and in sync with data in other app­li­ca­ti­ons (e.g. in Confluence).

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Edit your User Profile

Users can edit their pro­file ele­ments depen­ding on the con­fi­gu­ra­tion of the pro­file fields. For text fields, they can enter any text they want. For user fields, they can select ano­t­her user via auto-complete. And for select fields, they can select one or more pre-defined opti­ons. For pro­file ele­ments with enab­led LDAP syn­chro­niz­a­tion, users don't have to enter any data them­sel­ves. Those ele­ments will be fil­led with data from exter­nal direc­to­ries automatically.

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UPJ is com­pa­ti­ble with JIRA 6.2+. To find out more about User Profiles for JIRA head over to its lis­ting in Atlassian's Marketplace.

Finally, I also want to share some ideas for future ver­si­ons of User Profiles for JIRA.
We are thin­king about adding OrgCharts to JIRA, simi­lar to how User Profile Plugin does for Confluence.
We want to syn­chro­nize UPJ's con­fi­gu­ra­tion with User Profile Plugin's con­fi­gu­ra­tion in Confluence.
More ele­ment types and a gad­get for the dash­board are also on our roadmap.

If you have any ques­ti­ons or sug­ges­ti­ons, we’d be happy to hear from you! Please take a look at UPJ's Support Portal or sim­ply send as an email.

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Important: All license cus­to­mers of the “User Profiles Plugin” (new “User Profiles for Confluence“) get 20% dis­count for the license of User Profiles for JIRA” by the end of September and 10% by the end of October. Please just con­tact us via email to products@communardo.de and we will send you the dis­count code.

 

 

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