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How to log changes in JIRA configuration?


Is it possible to track and log changes in JIRA configuration?

I'm administrating JIRA, but i'm not the only administrator. I want other administrators to clear all changes with me before update and to see in logs what was changed in configuration.

I'd like to have all information about changes in configuration as one log or XML.


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If you are in a later version of Jira, you can enable the administrative logging function and you'll catch all admin actions in there.

Should be in Admin -> System -> Audit

Thanks Nic

JIRA 5.0.4

Cannot find Audit

It was in a version of 6, I can't be sure from memory, but I think it was 6.2. If you need auditing in lower versions, you're a bit stuck. Except that the Jira Auditor plugin works really well (and is the basis of what you'll find in 6.2+)


How can I log changes of configuration? Is there any chance to log activity of jira-administartors and jira-system-administrators ?

Um, as I said already. Enable logging. Either by upgrading or installing the plugin


Can I do something progammatically when logging the changes of configuration in version 5.0.4. through any or ~.config. xml or Tomact files ?


Well, you should be keeping your configuration changes on the file system under source control. But you don't make many changes to these, and they're done by people with access to the file system. NOT your Jira admins, who do the day-to-day stuff. Those changes are in the data in the database, not the file system.

Yes, you could code a plugin yourself, but you'll find it faster, cheaper and easier to upgrade to 6.2+ or install the Jira auditor plugin.

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