I have created a new workflow step (waiting) and I am creating a new priority (background). In each case I am asked to select from existing icons stored in JIRA or to give a path to some icon elsewhere. I would really like to be able to upload icons through the browser for this, just like new project icons.
I could go to the server and drop the icons in to the JIRA folder, but our infrastructure team, deeply paranoid about such things, have placed barbed wire and machine gun nests around the servers. I don't look good with bootpolish on my face and black overalls, so I won't hack in as root just to solve a simple icon upload.
Have I missed some security issue or some expected way of doing this?
I have responded to that suggestion over at https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRA-21246
All the assetts inside JIRA could be hosted externally somewhere. That means asset management and polar expeditions to find long lost icons, users having put icons inside a location where only they know the password, which they forgot, and perhaps exposure to third party advertising executives who think that your icon for "issuetype-waiting.png" should say "Eat at Joe's". Its just a bit too ad hoc.
An alternative might be to configure an external asset repository path at a system level so these 3rd party things are in a big bucket somewhere. Then each icon can be addressed relative to the path to the bucket. No spill, no mop.
This would also allow server admins to configure a different security zone around our custom icons and our own upload function to ensure only internal users have access.
Thank you @matt-doar for your "sneaky hack" suggestion. For those running both JIRA and Confluence it leads me to a perfectly valid solution.
Create a page in confluence that is a key to your new states and priorities and what have you. This is a reasonable and stable place to store such images. You can then do as Matt suggests and use the url to the image in Confluence as the location to give to JIRA.
I would still, as an old codger with a slightly pessimistic attitude who just knows these things will go wrong, prefer for the images to be in JIRA though, with the confluence page linking to the image in JIRA.
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