Jira Core 8.21.x release notes
9 Dec 2021
We're pleased to present Jira Core 8.21.
Read the upgrade notes for important info about this release and see the full list of issues resolved.
If you're looking for compatible Jira applications, look no further:
If you're thinking to move to Data Center, check our recommendations first. See: Infrastructure recommendations for Jira.
Project picker search improvements
We’ve improved search performance in the project picker. The project picker now queries the backend as you type, returning only matching results. Empty queries or whitespaces are ignored.
Improved gadget configuration experience
The Statistic type, X axis, and Y axis fields in the configuration of the Two Dimensional Filter Statistics, Pie Chart, and Issue Statistics gadgets now support autocompletion and the choices are sorted alphabetically.
Stepping up Jira security
We’ve always taken the security of our products seriously. Our vulnerability management program uses an array of approaches for finding and fixing security issues, and we’re now doubling down in this space to make more improvements faster, especially with security attacks becoming more common and sophisticated.
Upgraded components and libraries
We’ve identified the core components and third-party libraries that we want to upgrade to the newest, most secure versions, and are focusing on this effort over the next few releases. In Jira 8.21, we’ve fixed another bunch of vulnerabilities by upgrading different components and libraries or improving Jira’s codebase, and we’re not stopping at that—more fixes are already waiting for a bugfix release or the next Jira version. If you’d like to learn more about some of the most important libraries we’ve upgraded, see Preparing for Jira 8.21.