Jira Software 8.7.x upgrade notes

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Here are some important notes on upgrading to Jira Software 8.7.

For details on the new features and improvements in this release, see the Jira Software 8.7.x release notes


 Upgrade notes

Disabling HTML in custom fields description

With Jira 8.7.0, we’re changing the default behavior of the Enable HTML in custom field descriptions and list values items option. It will now be switched to OFF for new Jira installations and the upgraded ones that have never used it.

If you have modified this option, you shouldn’t be affected, but do we recommend that you check the it to make sure it's set correctly for your instance. You can find it by going to  > System > General configuration.

We recommend that you keep this option disabled for security reasons.

PostgreSQL 11 support

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

OpenID Connect support DATA CENTER

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.

For more information, see OpenID Connect

Changes in the issue collector

The upcoming update of the Chrome browser introduces new cookie security features, which would essentially break the issue collectors embedded on separate domains. We’ve fixed this problem, but this brought some changes to how issue collectors work:

  • You can no longer match the submitter’s user session to make them the issue reporter. You can still match them by using their email address.

  • You don’t have to enable 3rd party cookies to make the issue collector work. We’ve removed this requirement, also dropping some error messages that reminded about it.

  • The project and issue key will no longer be displayed in the success message after submitting feedback (unless the project is open to Anyone on the web). We did this to improve security by not disclosing information about projects and issues.

For more info on the issue collector, see Using the issue collector.

 End of support announcements

In Jira 8.7, we haven't made any changes to what Jira supports.

For more details, see End of support announcements.

 App developers

See Preparing for Jira 8.7 for any important changes regarding apps.

 Upgrade procedure

Upgrading from a Jira version 8.x.x? 

See Upgrading Jira applications for complete upgrade procedures, including all available upgrade methods and pre-upgrade steps. For a more tailored upgrade, go to  > Applications > Plan your upgrade. We’ll recommend a version to upgrade to, run pre-upgrade checks, and provide you with a custom upgrade guide with step-by-step instructions.

Last modified on Apr 1, 2020

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