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I'm a new Jira Cloud site admin, and I need to learn more about best practices for keeping my instances healthy like access control, regular maintenance, automation ETC,,
and it would be highly appreciated if you provide me with any useful articles, references test environments
Glad to hear you're focused on good instance hygiene and governance. Ganesh and Gal posted great links.
Two others to check out:
Hello Mustafa 👋
Welcome to the world of Jira and Confluence administration! It's great that you're seeking best practices to maintain your instances effectively. I'm also new here but have learned a lot about Jira and Confluence administration, and am still learning. Here are some key practices I've discovered along the way, which I'll share with you. I hope this helps:
1. Access Control: Regularly review and audit user permissions to ensure that they align with their current roles and responsibilities. Utilize groups and roles for efficient management.
2. Regular Maintenance: Schedule and perform regular clean-ups of your system to keep it running smoothly. This includes archiving old projects, purging unused schemes, and monitoring system health.
3. Automation: Take advantage of Jira's automation rules to streamline workflows and reduce manual overhead. This can include automatic ticket transitions, alerts, or cleanup tasks.
4. Stay Informed: Subscribe to Atlassian's blogs and updates. They often share the latest features, best practices, and provide advance notice of changes.
5. Training & Resources: Consider the Atlassian University for comprehensive courses and certifications.
6. Test Environments: Use staging environments to test out new features or plugins before rolling them out into production. This helps to prevent disruptions.
I also recommend checking out these specific resources:
- Atlassian Documentation for Jira Cloud Admin Best Practices
- The Atlassian Admin's Guide to get more insights into configuring and managing your sites.
- Look into the Jira Strategy Admin Workbook for a comprehensive guide to maintaining Jira effectively.
For test environments, you can explore the options for setting up a sandbox instance directly within your Jira Cloud subscription, which allows for a safe testing ground.
Best of luck with your Jira and Confluence sites, and don't hesitate to reach out to the community forums for any specific questions you may have!
I can't reply to your reply.
I think most , if not 100% of the content (Best Practices) should be applicable to Cloud.
In addition, you may want to check out Atlassian Access and Atlassian Beacon to strength the security posture.
I haven't got time to add to the collection of Best Practices. I will post an update on the Akeles' LinkedIn page when the next post is out.