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Thank you for choosing JIRA. To help you get up and running quickly, we've compiled some easy instructions for configuring and using JIRA 4.1.

Getting Started

1. Installing JIRA

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2. Adding Users

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3. Creating a Project

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4. Optional Settings

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Mastering the Basics

5. Creating an Issue

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6. Logging Work on an Issue

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7. Resolving an Issue

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8. Searching for Issues

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9. Charting, Reporting and Exporting

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Customising JIRA

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10. Adding a new Issue Type

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11. Adding a new Screen

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12. Adding a new Custom Field

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13. Adding a new Issue Status and Workflow

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14. Using Permission Schemes, Groups and Project Roles

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15. Installing Plugins

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You can install plugins to add new functionality to JIRA (e.g. additional gadgets or reports), or to change the behaviour of existing features.

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For more details please see the documentation.

Important Next Steps

(Note that you need to be an Administrator to do the tasks in this section.)

16. Connecting to an External Database

Before using JIRA as a production system, you need to switch from the default HSQL database, which is provided for evaluation purposes only. Please see the documentation for details.

17. Backing up Data

To back up your JIRA data, and establish processes for regular backups, please see the documentation.

Thank you for using JIRA.

Thanks for choosing JIRA. We're always happy to help. Feel free to email or call us with any questions you have.