Jira Service Management 5.6.x upgrade notes
Below are some important notes on upgrading to Jira Service Management 5.6.x. For details on the new features and improvements in this release, see:
Further auditing improvements DATA CENTER
We’ve made more progress in improving the coverage of audit logs across Jira Service Management. This time around, we’ve added logs that will let admins track events related to the customer portal, reports, and Assets. We’ve also changed the categories of some existing audit logs.
Email channels support mailbox folders DATA CENTER
We’ve improved the way email channels are set up. You can now specify the name of the folder in your mailbox that you want Jira Service Management to monitor for incoming emails. This means that the mailbox that you’re using doesn’t have to have a folder named “inbox” and even if it does — you don’t have to use it for your email channel needs. To use these new settings, head over to your project settings, then go to Email channels and either set up a brand new channel or update an existing one.
End of support announcements
This release does not include any end of support announcements. For the list of supported platforms, see Supported platforms.
See Preparing for Jira 9.6 for any important changes regarding apps.
To help you upgrade to the latest and greatest:
- See Upgrading Jira applications for complete upgrade procedures, including all available upgrade methods and pre-upgrade steps.
- For a more tailored upgrade, go to Jira administration > 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.