Turn on HTML macro in Jira 6.0

I am the Jira admin for my organisation and I've had a request to enable the {html} macro. We use a version control system that connects to Jira and adds comments using the {html} macro.

In previous versions, it seems that it could be turned on (see the comments - they don't match the version of Jira the page is intended though) but the steps noted in the comments don't help for 6.0.

How do I turn on the HTML macro - it is in the editing help, so it must be useable - in our standalone Jira?

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Boris Berenberg Community Champion Aug 05, 2013

I have just verified that the steps do work in JIRA 6. They may need to be clarified though. Go to Manage Add-Ons. Then next to the "Filter visible addons" box is a drop down. Change this to say All Add-Ons. Then search for the word "wiki" and expand the Wiki Renderer Macros Plugin. Then click on the link on the right which says 7 of 8 modules enabled. Then click enable next to the last module which says "html".

Thanks, that did the trick. The location/wording is different now.

Are there security issues with enabling the macro?

Yes, anyone with access to edit field values can use XSS attacks with this macro enabled.

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Is the HTML module not available in the web app? It only allows 7 of the 8 modules.

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Is this available in JIRA v1000.1065.1, SaaS?

In my trial version, the Wiki Renderer Macros Plugin contains 7 modules and the HTML module is not among them.


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