Enable HTML tag usage in Jira server text fields

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HTML is disabled by default because it is a potential security risk, as it can contain arbitrary HTML which could potentially make your JIRA system vulnerable to Cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.


To allow HTML tags in JIRA issue for text fields.


  1. Administration -> Add-ons -> Manage Add-ons -> select Show System Plugins
  2. Browse to Wiki Renderer Macros Plugin and click on the item to open. Click on Manage Plugin modules to open the list of modules.
  3. Hover over the html module and click the enable button that will appear.
  4. HTML can now be added to text fields via {html}

Last modified on Sep 3, 2020

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