Attributes have been introduced in version 5.0. They allow to create sets of fully personalized properties to share configuration of Environments with Jira users.
Attributes are going to replace progressively the Environment Properties
The Attribute setup page is accessible to jira-administrators from the menu Apwide > Attributes.
Click on the Create Attribute button to setup a new attribute:
Create as many attributes you need to document the configuration of your Environments. Think about what information is useful for your Jira users.
You can quickly start having numerous attributes to manage. Use the "Search" text box to quickly find the attributes you need.
Since version 5.3, you can set a properties called "secured" for each attribute you create, in order to restrict read or read/write permission on certain sensitive attributes.
For example: URL to access to admin console, e-mail address of the owner of the environment, information about dataset and environment setup, etc.
For more information, refer to the Secured Attributes section below.
Set value of your Attributes
In order to set values of these Attributes for your environments, start editing an environment and click on "Attributes" section:
Select the attribute you want to set for your current environment, set an initial value and click on "Add" button.
Repeat this operation as many times as needed.
When you are done, click on "Update" button to save your modification and close the edit popup.
When you insert URLs or e-mail addresses into your attribute's value, they will be automatically detected, truncated and formatted as html links.
Line breaks are also automatically detected and converted to be displayed properly.
Display on the Jira issue screen
Attributes are displayed on your Issue Page when selecting the environments displayed by your Environment Custom Fields or on the Environments panel:
Display in the Environment Repository
Visualise environment attributes directly in your environment search results. You expand the display to show all attributes of your environments if they are too many to be displayed at once:
This feature is available since the version 5.3
In order to restrict write or read/write access of certain attributes, you can set an attribute as "secured" as described in Step1.
In order to restrict write or read/write permissions to your secured attributes, you have to edit your roles. Since version 5.3, 2 new permissions are available for your secured attributes:
- View Secured Attributes: users having a role with this permission will be able to visualise secured attributes value
- Edit Secured Attributes: users having a role with this permission will be able to view and edit secured attributes value.
You will find more information about how to setup roles and permissions here.