Jira Core 8.22.x release notes
16 Feb 2022
We're pleased to present Jira Core 8.22.
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.
Login performance improvements for basic authentication
The performance of basic authentication is now greatly improved. We achieved this by delaying the storage of user login counters and timestamps and increasing the time of storing user sessions in the cache to 15 minutes. This brings the additional benefit of reducing the resource strain on external user directories.
If you’d like to recycle login sessions faster, you can configure the
com.atlassian.jira.user.crowd.service.authenticate.cache.minutes system property according to your needs. Learn how to set properties and options on startup
Exclude projects from the data pipeline
The data pipeline allows you to export Jira data for analysis in your favorite business intelligence tool.
You can now exclude projects from the export by adding them to an opt-out list. This is useful if you don’t need to report on particular projects, or if they contain sensitive content that you’d prefer not to export.
For more information on how to add and remove projects from the opt-out list, see the REST API documentation.
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 8.22, 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 8.22.