Preparing for Jira 8.7

This documentation is intended for Jira developers who want to ensure that their existing apps are compatible with Jira 8.7. 

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Summary of changes

In this section we'll provide an overview of the changes we intend to make in Jira 8.6, so you can start thinking how it might impact your apps. Once they're ready, we'll indicate when a change has been implemented, and in which milestone. 

Dates for future sprints


Having shipped granular sprint management permissions in Jira 8.6, now, we are adding more sprint management options. As of Jira 8.7, you'll be able to set the start and end dates for sprints that begin in the future. This will help plan and organize your work short and long-term. 

Anonymizing users for GDPR compliance

Status: IMPLEMENTED (eap 01)

In Jira 8.7, we'll give admins the power to anonymize their users, hiding or deleting any data that can identify them as a real person. This will help organizations stay compliant with GDPR and the 'right to be forgotten'. We’ve already announced some changes in previous Jira versions, now we’re making them happen.

The extension points for app developers haven’t changed much since Jira 8.2 when we first made them public. Now, you can test the user interface, see how the anonymization looks from the admin perspective, and check how it all works with your app. We’re still working on some smaller improvements and bugs, but the core of this feature is already done. Learn more

OpenID connect in Jira Data Center

Status: IN PROGRESS (eap 03)

Many enterprises still struggle to use industry-standard user management tools to authenticate to Atlassian. Way back we added SAML support to all of our Data Center products and now we are adding a new authentication option through OpenID Connect integration to enable seamless integration with 3rd party Identity Providers.

Disabling HTML in custom fields description

Status: IMPLEMENTED (eap 02)

We’re changing the default behavior of one of the global settings: Enable HTML in custom field descriptions and list item values. Now, it will be OFF by default. If your instance relies on having this option enabled, make sure to change it in Administration > System > General configuration.

PostgreSQL 11 support

Status: IMPLEMENTED (eap 03)

We’re adding PostgreSQL 11 to our supported platforms for Jira Server and Data Center and Aurora PostgreSQL 11.4 for Jira Data Center.

Atlassian User Interface (AUI) upgrade

Status: IMPLEMENTED (eap 03)

We've bumped the AUI plugin from 8.5.0 to 8.6.0.


Last modified on Jan 29, 2020

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