How to Import Your Jira Projects into YouTrack 6.5 in One Click

Whew, writing an entire post about OneClick is going to be a challenge!

In your admin menu, choosing ‘Import from JIRA’ opens a straightforward form.

blankFill in the connection details, and YouTrack will discover what permissions you have in each of the JIRA projects.


Give me power

In case you don’t have certain permissions in your JIRA, you will experience the following kinds of frustration (since some of your data may not be imported):

  • Without a Jira System Administrator, Jira Administrator or Administer projects role, no JIRA group members and no role actors will be imported. Important: if a comment in Jira is only visible to some role, the YouTrack group created during import to represent this role will be empty, thus the comment will not be visible unless you add members to the group.
  • Without permissions to view voters and watchers, no votes or watches will be found.
  • Without a permission to manage watchers, this will be your last chance to get the watches imported even if you don’t have the previous permission.

At this point you should decide if you need to beg your Jira administrator to grant you more permissions or if it’s time to OneClick.

Almost ready

If you or your manager have not yet decided to completely migrate to YouTrack (but what are the chances of that anyway?), ‘Continuous Import’ is an option for you. When checked, it triggers an import every 10 minutes to poll any changes made in your Jira. You can switch this option on/off at any time.

So, finally, OneСlick it!

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Ta-da! Like I said, it’s very simple and utterly harmless.

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Further development

For those who prefer to get their hands dirty, we will allow low-level control of the import process in YouTrack 7.0. You will be able to control every single operation of the import process.

We also plan to implement two-side data synchronization to keep the competition honest.

Brought to you by OneClick. Hope you enjoyed it.

And now when you know all the insights about our brand new Jira import, it’s time to Get YouTrack 6.5 and see it in action!

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Get the Latest Update for YouTrack 6.5 (Build 16433)

Happy Friday to Everyone and please welcome the latest bug fix for YouTrack 6.5 (build 16433)!

This update contains various functional and usability fixes for the brand new Administration UI, fixes in VCS integration and Jira import. You are welcome to check the Release Notes for more details.

Get the latest build today to keep tracking with even more pleasure!


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Fresh Bug Fix for YouTrack 6.5 (build 16392) Is Here

Please welcome a fresh bug fix for YouTrack 6.5 (build 16392). This update brings important fixes for the upgrading process, correct linking Hub and YouTrack projects, fixes for Jira import bugs and more. Please check the full list of Release Notes for more details.

Download the latest YouTrack 6.5 (build 16392) today and upgrade to the latest version!

Keep tracking with pleasure!

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Important Bug Fix for YouTrack 6.5 Is Available

Please welcome the first bug fix for YouTrack 6.5 (build 16367)!

Why is this bug fix important?

Right after the release we detected a serious problem in build 16333, which affected upgrading from YouTrack 6.0.x to YouTrack 6.5 using .MSI and .ZIP installers. Unfortunately, we had to remove those installers from our website in order to prevent possible issues during the upgrade process. If you were fast enough to get the .MSI or .ZIP with build 16333, don’t upgrade from YouTrack 6.0.x, please use the latest build.

We’ve successfully fixed the problem in all the installers. So, you’re welcome to  download YouTrack 6.5 (build 16367) and enjoy a smooth upgrade and all the goodies of the latest version! Check the full list of Release Notes for more details.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced. Our support team is here to help you, so feel free to contact us.

Keep tracking with pleasure!


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YouTrack 6.5: Designed for Development Teams Like Yours

We are happy to announce that YouTrack 6.5 is released!


In YouTrack 6.5, we’ve focused on improving your user experience and bringing your development team’s issue tracking to the next level. We’ve also introduced a number of useful integrations and one-click Jira migration.

Key new features in YouTrack 6.5:

  • Integration with JetBrains teamware
  • Integration with BitBucket and GitLab
  • One-click Jira import
  • Redesigned Administration UI
  • Project Wizard


  • GitHub integration
  • VCS changes tab
  • Support TeamCity feature branches
  • Dashboard
  • Workflow
  • Mailbox integration
  • Bug-fix versions included in the license
  • Mention @username notifications

Excited? Get YouTrack 6.5 today—register a new InCloud site or download a stand-alone version—and start enjoying all the goodies. Or, continue with this blog to dig into more detail.

The fastest way to see what’s new in YouTrack 6.5 is to watch this short video by Dmitry Nesteruk:

Now let’s take the long tour of the new version’s goodies!

Integration with JetBrains Teamware

Please welcome Hub—our brand new user management tool designed to serve as your single entry point for all JetBrains team tools, including YouTrack, TeamCity, and Upsource. Hub made its first appearance as part of YouTrack 6, so you may already be familiar with it.


The brand new Hub website has more details for you.

Bitbucket and GitLab Integration

Now you can enable native Bitbucket or GitLab integration to be able to:

  • Apply any YouTrack command from a commit comment to the mentioned issue. All changes will be made with the committer’s account.
  • Use commit hashes in YouTrack issues to provide direct links to Bitbucket/GitLab commits.

  • View VCS changes on a specific VCS Changes tab

  • Filter the issues that contain VCS changes with the search query has:{vcs changes}.



Update: Integration with GitLab CE и GitLab EE is available in YouTrack 6.5 (build 16655). Get more details in this post.

One-click Jira Import

Migrating from Jira to YouTrack has never been this easy! Import your Jira projects with all their histories, watchers lists, voters, custom fields, reporters, assignees, comments, attachments, and even work items.

Simply provide YouTrack with the link to your Jira, your login and your password, and that’s it! YouTrack will create a group for your Jira assignees, and users for your Jira reporters. Please note that this import supports Jira 5+.

Redesigned Administration UI

We’ve completely redesigned the Administration parts of YouTrack. Hopefully the new look & feel will enhance your experience with configuring and administrating YouTrack projects. Included are new and improved ways to customize fields and workflows, tweak integrations, and more.

Here is the VCS Integrations page:



Project Wizard

Creating a project is now as simple as completing just three fields and adding your team members. A project ‘Team’ user group is automatically created, with all its users having the Developer role, and set as project Assignees.

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Please welcome the brand new Project List. A project filter with query assistance is also included. Editing your project is now faster, too: add a team member or group to the project Team in one click.

Project List


GitHub Integration

GitHub changes are also now reflected on the VCS changes tab. In addition, you can now integrate one Github repository with multiple YouTrack projects.

VCS Changes Tab

Changes from all version control systems will now be added to a dedicated tab called VCS Changes. You can also filter the list of issues that have VCS changes with the search query has:{vcs changes}.


Now you can resize your widgets, edit and drag them smoothly, and open a widget in full screen by double-clicking its header. Better query assistance, saved searches and tag filters are also available.




YouTrack 6.5 enhances custom workflows so you can now:

  • Send notification on comment update
  • Use more detailed workflow language reference
  • Run scheduled rules and time events under a dedicated YouTrack Workflow user

Mailbox integration

Using YouTrack as a help desk? We have some sweet goodies for you in YouTrack 6.5:

  • ${reply-to} variable
  • All user’s emails will be now associated with one user profile
  • Square brackets contents in an email title can be discarded
  • “Disable Mailbox rule” option

TeamCity Integration

In YouTrack 6.5 you can finally work with TeamCity feature branches.

Bug-fix Versions for YouTrack Stand-alone

Starting from v6.5, all bug-fix versions like 6.5.x are included in the license. If you have an active upgrade subscription that allows you to upgrade to YouTrack 6.5, you’ll get all 6.5.x updates automatically, even if your subscription expires by the time a bug-fix version is released.

Mention @username Notifications

Mention @username notification is now a first-class citizen. It can be configured from your user profile and is no longer a part of any specific workflow.

Are you ready for the brand new YouTrack now? Get YouTrack 6.5 now and enjoy it!

If you’re using our cloud-based version, your site will be upgraded to the latest version automatically, according to our Maintenance Calendar. We’re planning to upgrade our servers in stages, over a period of 6-8 weeks. If you would like to upgrade faster, please contact our support team.

Keep tracking with pleasure!

JetBrains YouTrack Team



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JetBrains YouTrack Instance Security Issue Post Mortem

Last Friday, August 7, around 5 PM GMT we experienced a security issue on our production instance at

For about an hour, all external users and guest accounts obtained permissions to all of our projects, including internal ones. Issues, comments, and attached files in public projects that were restricted by permitted user group were not affected. The issue was caused by an administration failure during the permission synchronization process.

The issue was detected and fixed within an hour thanks to our Operation team. We’ve also received bug reports from our external users at the same time. We’ve carefully checked the access logs to make sure that no private customers data were accessed and no important internal information was affected.

We offer our deepest apologies to all our internal and external users. We’ve made our best to prevent such problems in the future by adding security tests covering more access scenarios.

Thank you for your understanding and patience, we really appreciate it.


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YouTrack 6.5 Release Candidate Is Out

We are happy to announce that YouTrack 6.5 Release Candidate is out! We’re just one step away from the final release, so it’s just the time to check what’s coming in the v.6.5.

So what’s in there?

Integration with Bitbucket and GitLab that allows you to:

  1. Apply any command to your issues from commit comment.
  2. Use commit hashes in YouTrack’s issues directly linked to the commits.
  3. See your commits on a separate tab called VCS changes.
  4. Filter the issues containing VCS changes using a search query:has {vcs changes}.


One-click Jira import

Import your Jira projects with the whole history, comments, attachments, reporters, custom fields, watchers and voters, and work items. Simply provide the link to your Jira, login and password and that’s it! Jira 5+ is supported.

Redesigned Administration UI

Please welcome a redesigned Administration part. We’ve completely reworked the way you configure your projects, custom fields, notifications, workflows. We are sure that a new look and feel will optimize your configuration process.Administration_VCS+integration

Project Wizard

We dramatically simplified the process of creating a new project. Now you only need to fill in two fields. YouTrack automatically creates a Project Team user group with a Developer role for a new project. So you need to invite your team members or add users/groups to your new project to get started.

We’ve also changed the way you edit your projects:

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  • GitHub integration improvements
  • TeamCity integration
  • Dashboard
  • Workflow
  • Mailbox integration
  • Bug-fix versions included in the license
  • Mention @username notifications

Check the full list of YouTrack 6.5 RC Release Notes for more details.

Download YouTrack 6.5 RC today and please let us know what you think by either:

Keep tracking with pleasure!


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Fresh Update for YouTrack 6.5 EAP (build 16062)

We’re excited to announce the latest update for YouTrack 6.5 EAP (build 16062)! Guess why? This build contains all functionality we are going to ship in the v.6.5.

Here is the list of key features and enhancements coming in YouTrack 6.5 and already available in the latest build:


  • Integration with BitBucket and GitLab
  • One-click Jira import
  • Redesigned Administration UI
  • Project Wizard


  • GitHub integration improvements
  • TeamCity integration
  • Dashboard
  • Workflow
  • Mailbox integration
  • Bug-fix versions included in the license
  • Mention @username notifications

Check the Release notes for more details. Download the latest EAP build today and enjoy all the upcoming goodies today!

As always, your feedback is more than welcome, so please raise your voice by either:

Keep tracking with pleasure!

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Meet YouTrack, TeamCity and Upsource Teams at Agile 2015 in August

Agile 2015 in Washington D.C. is starting next week! Wow, are you ready?

masthead_leftJetBrains team will be there the whole week and is very excited about meeting you!













If you are planning to visit Agile 2015, we’ll be happy to see you at the JetBrains booth. Our team members representing YouTrack, TeamCity and Upsource will be glad to show you some product demos, answer your questions, get your feedback and just chat!


Monday, August 3rd: 12:00 pm–3:45 pm & 7:00 pm–10:00 pm
Tuesday, August 4th: 12:00 pm–3:45 pm
Wednesday, August 5th: 12:00–3:45 pm & 6:30 pm–8:30 pm
Thursday, August 6th: 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Hadi Hariri, our Technical Evangelist, will also be giving two talks at Agile 2015. Add these to your schedule as he is always smart and funny!

Of course, we’ll have cool giveaways for you and do a license ruffle too. Swing by and get a chance to win an IDE license for your developers.

See you at Agile 2015!

The JetBrains Team


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Fresh Update for YouTrack 6.5 EAP (build 15956) Is Here

Please welcome this week update for YouTrack 6.5 EAP (build 15956)!

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We are moving closer and closer to the release, so the latest EAP build contains all the goodies we’re planning to ship in the 6.5 version: Bitbucket, Gitlab integration, simplified Jira import, redesigned Administration part and more. Check the full list of the Release Notes for more details.

VCS integration


Download YouTrack 6.5 EAP (build 15956) and try all the goodies today!

Your feedback is crucial for us. So, please speak to us, by either:

Keep tracking with pleasure!

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