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Installation

Prior to installation

Please pay attention to the points below before installing, updating or unintalling Alfresco Connector for Jira plugin. 

To Install

  1. Select "Manage apps" from the "Administration" menu on the top right of Jira screen. 
  2. Select "Manage Apps" on the left hand panel of the Apps screen.
  3. Type "Alfresco Connector for Jira" in the search box on the right of the screen and perform a search
  4. Click on "Buy now" or "Free Trial". 

To Update

  1. Select "Manage apps" in the menu of the "administration"  on the top right of Jira screen.
  2. Select "Manage apps" on the left hand panel of the Apps screen.
  3. Select "Alfresco Connector for Jira" on the right of the screen.
  4. Click on "Update". Make sure the installation succeeded. 

To Uninstall

  1. Select "Manage apps" in the menu of "administration" on the top right of Jira screen.
  2. Select "Manage apps" on the left hand panel of the Apps screen. 
  3. Select "Alfresco Connector for Jira" on the right of the screen. 
  4. Click on "Uninstall". 
  5. Click on "Continue".
  6. Verify that the uninstallation is completed.

To Configure License Key

  1. The license key needs to be entered in order to use the notification of Expiry Date.
  2. Select "Manage apps" in the Apps screen.
  3. Select "Alfresco Connector for Jira" on the right of the screen.
  4. Enter  a license key.
  5. Click on "Update". 


Setting up

Setting up after Initial Installation

After the initial installation, mapping from Jira to Alfresco connection configuration and Alfresco folders is needed.

Setting up for connection "to"


Editing Connection Setup

  1. Go to the connection screen by selecting "Manage apps", "Alfresco", then "Connection Setup" in "Administrator" menu. 
  2. Click on "Edit" and display the Edit screen
  3. Specify "Alfresco URL" for remote application connected from a browser, in "Alfresco Display URL". 
  4. Specify "Alfresco URL" for remote application connected from a server, "Alfresco Application URL". 
  5. Specify "Share URL" for remote application connected from a browser, in "Alfresco Share URL". This is not required, but please specify it when using the function of "12.Open Alfresco document detail window".
  6. Select "Basic" for "Authentication Type". 
  7. Select "Grant access to users with admin profile." or "Grant access to users with own profile" for "Access type". Please refer to the Access Type for more information .
  8. Specify a user name for an Administrator user in "User Name".
  9. Specify a password for the Administrator user in "Password"
  10. Specify "Maximum Login Attempt Allowed" to the maximum number of login attempts to stop the connection when logging in to Alfresco fails. This is not required, but If Alfresco uses external authentication such as LDAP, it is recommended to set it to prevent account locking. Please see 21.Reset the login failure count for detail.  
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  11. Click on "Update" button.
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About "Alfresco URL" and "Share URL"

An URL used in an Alfresco default environment which is using the unchanged context path is as below.

  • 「Alfresco URL
    • http://<your-host-name>:<alfresco-port>/alfresco
  • 「Share URL」
    • http://<your-host-name>:<alfresco-port>/share


Confirming the current connection

  1. Go to Connection Setup screen selecting 'Administration>Manage apps>Alfresco>Connection Setup'.
  2. Click "Connection Test".
  3. The screen shows the result of connection test.


Connection Test dialog

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Status

"Connection Test" checks your configuration for known issues. These checks can return one of the following status:

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The check has passed successfully. No action is required.

The check has encountered an issue that may cause problems in the future. We recommend reviewing these messages, although remedial action may not be required.

The check has encountered an error, or th check has failed to perform. You should review these messages and take any appropriate remedial action.

Check List

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Browser Access



Successful connection from Browser to Alfresco.
Authentication Fail.Please verify Username and Password.
Failed to connection fro Browser to Alfresco.<br>Error:

Base URL

Currently accessed URL and the configured Base URL are same.
Currently accessed URL and the configured Base URL are different.Please verify the current Base URL in General configuration.

Origin



Jira and Alfresco are same Origin.
Jira and Alfresco are different Origin, but Alfresco allows Cross Domain Requests from Jira.

Jira and Alfresco are different Origin. (Boldface part below)

To access Alfresco from Jira, you need to configure CORS for Alfresco.

Server Access

Successful connection from Jira server to Alfresco.
Authentication Fail.Please verify Username and Password.
Failed to connect from Jira server to Alfresco.Please verify Alfresco Application URL.


Access Type

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Access type on Connection setup screen, you can select the following two options.

  • Grant access to users with admin profile

    • Select this option if you like Jira users to share the connection user to Alfresco set in connection setup screen.

    • Jira users can operate on Alfresco folders and files based on the shared connection user to Alfresco.


  • Grant access to users with own profile
    • Select this option if you like Jira users to use the own connection user to Alfresco set in user profile screen.
    • Jira users can operate on Alfresco folders and files based on the own connection user to Alfresco.
    • Setting conection user in the user profile screen, please refer to Connection user setting in the user profile screen.


Connection user setting in the user profile screen

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Editing connection user setting

  1. Go to Alfresco screen through 'Profile'.
  2. Click '+Edit' in top of right side screen and show editing screen. 
  3. Register any 'Username', `Password` for connecting to Alfresco.
  4. Click 'Update'.

Removing connection user setting

  1. Go to Alfresco screen through 'Profile'.
  2. Click '+Remove' in top of right side screen and show editing screen.
  3. Click 'Remove'.

Folder Mapping

Pulic folders and Private folders

Public

  • You can assign a single folder of Alfresco to Jira projects.
    In 'Public', the folder you want to share in the project that has been specified path. 

Private

  • You can assign a single folder of Alfresco to Jira projects.
    In 'Private', the folder available for each ticket in the specified path will be created automatically.

Addig Folder Mapping

Public

  1. Go to Folder Mapping screen through 'Administration>Manage apps>Alfresco>Folder Mapping'.
  2. Click '+Add' in top of right side screen of 'Public' and show editing screen. 
  3. Input any 'Name'.
  4. Choose the folder path of Alfresco from 'Alfresco Folder Tree' and the path set automatically to 'Alfresco Folder' or You can register to this input directly. 
  5. Choose Jira projects which uses above Alfresco folder.
  6. Input 'JQL', If you want to narrow down the issue of displaying this folder. (optional) 
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  7. Check 'Enable in Alfresco Project Panel', If you want to display this folder on the Alfresco Project Panel. (optional) 
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  8. Click 'Update'.

Private

  1. Go to Folder Mapping screen through 'Administration>Manage apps>Alfresco>Folder Mapping'.
  2. Click '+Add' in top of right side screen of 'Private' and show editing screen. 
  3. Input any 'Name'.
  4. Choose the folder path of Alfresco from 'Alfresco Folder Tree' and the path set automatically to 'Alfresco Folder' or You can register to this input directly. 
  5. Choose Jira projects which uses above Alfresco folder.
  6. Choose 'Issue Folder Type'.  
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  7. Click 'Update'.

Editing Folder Mapping

  1. Go to Folder Mapping screen through 'Administration>Manage apps>Alfresco>Folder Mapping'.
  2. Click '+Add' in top of right side screen and show editing screen. 

Removing Folder Mapping

  1. Go to Folder Mapping screen through 'Administration>Manage apps>Alfresco>Folder Mapping'.
  2. Click 'Remove' on preferred list of Alfresco file panel and show removing screen.
  3. Click 'Remove'.

Issue Folder Type

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Folders created in the Alfresco folder in the private folder can be selected by two patterns: issue ID or issue Key. The folders created for each are as follows.

Issue ID

  • / <Server ID> / <Project ID> / <Issue ID>

Issue Key

  • /<Server ID> / <project key> / <issue number>

Pull & Push Mapping

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Jira administrators can define default mappings of Jira fields and Alfresco properties with 13.Synchronize Properties and Fields.

Editing Pull & Push Mapping setting

  • Go to Permission setting screen selecting 'Administration > Manage apps > Alfresco > Pull & Push Mapping'.
  • The properties available in Alfresco are displayed in the selection list when the setting screen is displayed. Please select the Jira field you want to map to each property from the selection list.

  • Click "Update" button when the mapping is set up.


  • If you have not activated the Pull & Push Mapping settings, click the "Enable" button. (It is invalidated immediately after plugin installation)

Permission 

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This permission setting allows Jira administrators to restrict what Jira users can do with 1.BrowsingFiles.

The Operations can be restricted are as follows.

  • Browse Panel
  • Browse Panel without Account 
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  • Link Document
  • UnLink All Document
  • UnLink Document
  • Upload Document
  • Edit in Microsoft Office (Beta) 
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  • Edit Offline Document 
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  • Remove Document
  • Download Document
  • Preview Document
  • Version Document
  • Property Document
  • Push Document
  • Pull Document
  • Favorite Document
  • Open Alfresco Document
  • Share Link Document 
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  • Create Folder
  • Remove Folder
  • Favorite Folder

The Conditions can be set for operation are as follows.

  • Group
  • Project Role
  • User Field
    • Assignee
    • Reporter
    • User Picker (single user)
    • User Picker (multiple users)
  • Group Field
    • Group Picker (single group)
    • Group Picker (multiple groups)

(warning) User Field and Group Field are not included in the display and operation confitions of the Alfresco Project Panel.

Editing Permission setting

  • Go to Permission setting screen selecting 'Administration > Manage apps > Alfresco > Permission'.
  • Click the "Edit" link displayed in the table row of the permission you want to change to display the permission condition screen in a popup.

  • Add the conditions of group, project role, user field, group field and click "Update" button.

  • If you have not activated the permission settings, click the "Enable" button. (It is invalidated immediately after plugin installation)

Relationships

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Until now, we could not track the linked Jira issues and Alfresco documents only by 8.Linking and Unlinking. Now, you can track them with "Related Jira Issue" will be displayed in Alfresco's "Document details" - "Properties". You can open the linked JIRA Issues from the Issue key link.  
Please see Use Console in ScriptRunner for Migrating Alfresco Link to Alfresco for migration. 

The document library displays an indicator icon in Alfresco document with Jira issue association.

You can use this function by activating it with "Manage apps" - "ALFRESCO" - "Relationships". Please refer to the Install Guide for Alfresco Association plugin for details of the deployment steps as it is necessary content model.

Archiving Jira Attachments

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Files attached to Jira issues can be saved in Alfresco in the “post-function” of the workflow. This feature provide the feature that important attachment files to be stored in Alfresco before archiving Jira projects and issues.

Note
  • To use this function, a private folder must be set.
  • The process of saving the attachment to Alfresco is executed by a scheduled job. Therefore, saving is not performed immediately.

Adding post-function

  1. Click "Add post function" on the workflow edit screen.
  2. Click “Save attachment in Alfresco”.
  3. Enter JQL if you want to narrow down the issues to perform post-operation to "JQL". (optional)
  4. Check “Delete saved attachments” if you want to delete attachments from Jira issues after saving attachments in Alfresco. (optional)
  5. Click “Add”.

Job Queue

You can see the progress of a scheduled job in Job Queue and Error Queue and also adjust the job parameters in Advanced Configuration. Go to this screen selecting 'Administration > Manage Apps > Alfresco > Job Queue'.

Advanced Configuration

Go to this screen selecting 'Administration > Manage Apps > Alfresco > Advanced Configuration'.

Menu

  • You can set to show or hide "All files", "Editing files", "Recent modifications" and "Recent additions" in the shortcut menu of the "Alfresco files" panel.

CMIS connection

  • You can adjust the CMIS parameters “CMIS Connection Timeout” and “CMIS Read Timeout”.

Archive Jira Attachments

  • You can adjust the job parameters 'Job Cron Expression', 'Job Pause Time', 'Archive Count Per Execution'. 


Link Events

VERSION 1.14.0+

There are 2 types of system events: adding and unlinking Alfresco documentation to Jira issues. These events are fired when Alfresco documentation links are added and unlinked to Jira issues.

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You can enable Email notification by setting the notification destination for Alfresco document link addition and unlink events to these Jira issues in the notification scheme.

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Link email notificaition

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Unlink email notification