Is there a way to customize the Jira Version Status so that I can indicate the stage of release?

I have a Dev - Stage - Live publishing process for new versions of a SaaS product. All three stages are published but to different endpoints. Dev is for internal acceptance testing, Stage is available to outside API consumers for preview, and Live is fully released.


Instead of a binary status of either "Unreleased" of "Released", I'd like to be able to tag a version with these different release states. Is there a way to customize the Version Status options? Or is there some other way to accomplish this goal without having to update all related issues individually?


My basic goal is to be able to link the version number to a release state so that I can change that state in one location and anyone interested can easily see which issues are in that release state. Ideally, this visibility would work in both directions. You could choose an issue to see its release status, or choose a release to see all the issues that are attached to it.

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Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Feb 14, 2017

Hi Neil,

I don't think that JIRA releases can be staged in any way. You can release them and archive them, that's it.

We are doing this with the workflow. We have workflow status for development, development testing (DEV in your example), a stage for testing with a small group of our employees (Stage) and finally the released stage. 

We also keep records on the testing with that workflow. The testers have to confirm, that the issue is solved with the JIRA workflow.

Best regards


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