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As of June 1, 2015, the IDE Connector documentation will no longer be maintained by Atlassian. See https://developer.atlassian.com/blog/2015/06/discontinuing-ide-connectors-support/ for more information. We will also be making this documentation available for our open source community here: http://atlassian-docs.bitbucket.org/

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If you indicate your agreement, the Atlassian Connector for IntelliJ IDEA will collect information on the usage of the connector and send the information to Atlassian.

When you first open your IDE with the connector installed, we ask you to decide whether you agree to participate in the collection of usage statistics. You can also change your decision later via the configuration settings, as described below. The collection of statistics is disabled by default.

Screenshot: The connector asks your permission to collect anonymous statistics



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Information Collected

The connector will collect the following information:

  • Number of JIRA servers you have set up with your connector.
  • Number of Bamboo servers you have set up with your connector.
  • Number of Crucible servers you have set up with your connector.
  • Number of JIRA issues you have opened since the last update ping. An issue is 'opened' if a user views the issue in IntelliJ IDEA i.e. when a new issue tab opens within the 'Issues – JIRA' tool window. If you open a particular issue, close the tab and then open the same issue again, this counts as two opened issues.
  • Number of Bamboo builds you have opened since the last update ping. Opened builds are counted in the same way as opened issues, described above.
  • Number of Crucible reviews you have opened since the last update ping. Opened reviews are counted in the same way as opened issues, described above.
  • Number of JIRA issues that have been made active in the active bar since the last update ping.

All the information we collect is anonymous and cannot be used to identify you. We do not collect any private information. We use a randomly generated unique ID to differentiate one installation from another.

Mechanism Used to Send Information

The connector collects the information and sends it to Atlassian as a simple HTTP request. The URL parameters are:

?uid=123&version=2.1&bambooServers=3&crucibleServers=1&jiraServers=2&i=2&r=3&b=4&a=5

URL Parameter

Description

uid

A random ID generated to denote an IntelliJ IDEA instance.

version

The release number of the Atlassian Connector that you are using

bambooServers

Number of Bamboo servers

crucibleServers

Number of Crucible servers

jiraServers

Number of JIRA servers

i

Number of JIRA issues open

r

Number of Crucible reviews open

b

Number of Bamboo builds open

a

Number of JIRA issues made active

Reasons for Collecting Usage Statistics

We are trying to better understand the usage of the connector, so that we can continue to develop a better product that meets your needs.

Enabling or Disabling the Collection of Information

We understand, of course, that some people do not wish to have any information collected from them. That's fine too.

You can choose to enable or disable the collection of information at any time. In IDEA, go to 'IDE Settings' -> 'Atlassian Connector', click the 'General' tab and tick or untick the 'Report anonymous usage statistics' checkbox.

We would still appreciate any feedback, comments, or suggestions you may have via our JIRA issue tracker or our forums.

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Configuring the IntelliJ Connector

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3 Comments

  1. Nice explanation and crystal clear !

  2. I wish there would be also a report of exceptions of the plugin itself.

  3. Very detailed explanation, thanks.  

    Minor request: could you mention the frequency in which the plugin transmits usage data?  For example, is data sent every time I start up the IDE?   Many thanks --Jim