Jira Data Center automation release notes

Jira automation release notes provide information on changes, improvements, and issues resolved in each release.

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9.2.0

Released on 12 June, 2024

Summary of changes

  • Fixed a link displaying when adding the "Scheduled" trigger
  • Added permission guidance for using templates
  • Fixed the process of importing rules with a duplicate name
  • Fixed memory issues when a rule with multiple webhooks has the option "Wait for response before continuing" ticked

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9.1.1

Released on 15 February, 2024

Summary of changes

  • Added rule actor impersonation permissions (global and project-scoped)
  • Fixed permission check for application access and project permissions
  • Updated @babel/traverse to 7.23.2
  • Added issue restored trigger
  • Improved delete issue link action audit logging
  • Fixed the cache timeout that causes the automation rules being skipped
  • Improved the Performance Rule Insights calculation mechanism
  • Upgraded minimatch to 3.0.6
  • Added permission check for getting global rules
  • Added 255 characters limit for secret key name input
  • Added issue archived trigger
  • Added issue archive action

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9.0.3

Released on 4 October, 2023

Summary of changes

  • Fixed the error occurred while clearing the secret picker
  • Fixed the 500 error after installing Jira Service Management

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9.0.2

Released on 20 September, 2023

Summary of changes

  • Fixed smart value deserialization
  • For MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server, the Jira automation 7.3 upgrade script will be launched automatically if it hasn’t been launched before the upgrade. Learn more about the issue
  • Fixed the display of URL secrets and the way URLs from older versions are migrated to secrets
  • Fixed the Lookup issues action to respect a project scope
  • Added an ability to configure an interval between RuleInsightsUpdateJob of type minutes, hours, and days. Learn more about the introduced performance rule insights properties
  • Upgraded a vulnerable library that Jira Software Data Center 9.11 was using

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9.0.0-9.0.1

Jira automation 9.0.x is compatible with the following Jira applications:

  • Jira Software Data Center 8.20.0 and later
  • Jira Service Management 4.20.0 and later
Released on 23 August, 2023

Summary of changes

  • Introduced the Secret keys panel where you can create and manage secret keys and URLs of external services that your automation rules will call out
  • Made the allowlist enabled by default
  • Added two new actions: Lookup issues and Create variable. Learn more about Jira automation actions and how to use them

    These actions are only available if you have a Data Center license.

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8.2.4

Released on November 7, 2023

Summary of changes

Fixed a vulnerability discovered during code scanning by removing dependency on the Atlassian featureflag client library.

This bugfix release for Jira automation does not contain public issues. At the same time, it includes internal improvements that are restricted to Atlassian for security reasons.

8.2.3

Jira automation 8.2.3 is an internal release containing important updates that can't be shared publicly due to our security regulations. Check the latest updates for Jira automation 8.2.x in the following releases.

8.2.2

Released on 26 July, 2023

Summary of changes

  • Added the possibility to switch off performance insights for automation rules with the feature flag a4j.automation.rule.insights.disabled
  • Provided additional logging to get the information about skipping event processing in sync execution
  • Added the smart value list.distinct to CollectionWrapper
  • Fixed the handling of user transfer error messages

Resolved issues

JIRAAUTOSERVER-609 - Getting issue details... STATUS

This bugfix release for Jira automation contains one public issue. At the same time, it includes internal improvements that are restricted to Atlassian for security reasons.

8.2.1

Jira automation 8.2.1 is an internal release containing some API incompatibilities with Jira Software 8.20.0-8.20.6 and Jira Service Management 4.20.0-4.20.6.

8.2.0

Released on 18 April, 2023

Summary of changes

  • Introduced suggestions to user condition roles
  • Fixed multiple fetch calls being made for a single operation
  • Introduced an action task to add groups to an issue
  • Added warning about chaining webhooks returning responses

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8.1.2

Released on 27 January, 2023

Summary of changes

  • Translations updated
  • Provided label remove function

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8.1.1

Released on 8 December, 2022

Summary of changes

  • Rule list ordering fixed
  • Improvement related to   JIRAAUTOSERVER-101 - Getting issue details... STATUS - ability to select and deselect all rules in the import wizard

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8.1.0

Released on 2 December, 2022

Summary of changes

  • Improved translations
  • Introduced rule list pagination
  • Switch to SLF4J logging API
  • Fixed application built-in documentation links

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8.0.5

Released on 21 October, 2022

Summary of changes

  • Enhanced informations available in Jira log files in DEBUG level
  • Updated and improved translations

8.0.4

Released on 12 September, 2022

Summary of changes

  • Updated and improved translations

8.0.3

Released on 29 July, 2022

Summary of changes

  • Fixed automation welcome screen issues
  • Fixed subtask creation issue in single project scope
  • Improved behaviour of 'equals' method in smart values for strings
  • Minor translation changes

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8.0.2

Released on 21 June, 2022

Summary of changes

  • Fixed A4J translation issues
  • Single project picker performance tuned

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8.0.0

Released on 21 June, 2022

Summary of changes

  • A4J application adjusted to Jira 9 API
  • Implemented new licensing policy in Jira Data Center environment

7.4.2

Released on 6 April, 2022

Summary of changes

  • Improved http connection handling for outgoing webhook requests.
  • Improved project picker performance in the rule details view.

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7.4.1

Released on 25 February, 2022

Summary of changes

  • Fixed issue when version type field was not set by issue create action.
  • Introduced alphabetical label order in rule admin view.
  • 'On issue deleted' trigger fixed.

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7.4.0

Released on 20 October, 2021

Summary of changes

  • Fixed the integration with Insight - Asset Management used in project administration
  • New features: filtering and exporting the audit log. For more info, see Use the audit log.
  • Introduced configurable automation event serializer thread pool size via new property 

    automation.event.serializer.thread.pool.size.per.node

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7.3.5

Released on 31 August, 2021

Summary of changes

  • Added conditional logic and list filtering features to smart values.
  • Improved number formatting in smart values.
  • Improved how mathematical functions work.
  • Added copying of inactive users between custom fields of the same type.
  • Added filtering out inactive watchers while configuring an outgoing email action.

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7.3.4

Released on 23 June, 2021

Summary of changes

  • Fix for {{issue.toUrl}} smart value, where stale Jira base URL was returned.
  • Fixed label management in automation admin view. Color change is now possible and labels are not disappear anymore.
  • Rule actor context is ensured when linked issues are fetched during rule execution.
  • Performance improvements in fetching issue data.

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7.3.3

Released on 12 May, 2021

Summary of changes

  • The HTTP client used for outgoing web requests was made stateless (maintaining state between requests fixed).
  • Fixed setting issue version in the Clone issue action.
  • Fixed retrieving worklog items via smart values.
  • Added the weekOfYearIso function for date type smart values.
  • Timeout on evaluating regex expression added to avoid potential infinite loops.
  • The SQL 'in' clause limit replaced with batching for reading rule state.
  • The URL validation for all outgoing web calls delegated to the Jira allowlist added as an option.
  • The primary key column typed changed from integer to biginteger in all Jira automation database tables.

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Last modified on Jun 13, 2024

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