Join Sandra Toner for an in-depth discussion in this video Branding your JIRA application, part of Atlassian JIRA: Installing and Administering.
- Our JIRA instance is ready to use but first, let's take a minute to brand the site. You'll do this in System Administration. Scroll down and select Look and Feel. Here, you can make changes to the color scheme and even add your own logo to make the site look like your company's environment. Let's start with the logo. You can either upload a logo from a file or upload from a URL. Keep in mind that you need to use the absolute or relative path to the image. To use the absolute path you'll want to start with http:// or https://.
If you're going with the relative path, you can start with a slash. This will be treated as a path relative to a subdirectory in your JIRA installation directory. I'll upload a logo from a file. First, I'll choose my file and you'll see that when I've chosen a file the file name appears next to the Choose File button. To complete the upload, I need to select the Upload Logo button. You'll see that the color has changed as well as the logo. JIRA automatically updated the color scheme to match my logo.
If you want to reverse this change, you can click the Undo link. Now, let's take a look at a Site Title. We created a Site Title when we were configuring JIRA. To show the Site Title, check the box and Update. At the left of the topmost menu, you'll see that there is now my icon and my Site Title, Sandy's JIRA. Below the Site Title, you can upload a Favicon. While the logo appears in the top-left corner of every page, the Favicon is usually found in your browser's URL field or on browser tabs displaying a page of your JIRA instance.
Much like the logo, we're going to select the file and upload. Now, if you look at the browser tab you'll see my Favicon. Next, you have the option to apply a color scheme. You can either click on the link to apply a color scheme that matches your logo or you can change individual color scheme items. I'll start by changing the Header Background Color. To change it, I'm going to click on the pencil icon. You can either enter a value or you can make a color selection.
Now, I'll just hit Update and the change is made. If you want to revert back to the default Header Background Color, click on the Revert button. At the very bottom of the Look and Feel page, you'll find Date/Time Formats. You can customize the way times and dates are shown to users throughout the JIRA interface. When specifying dates and times, they need to be based on the Java SimpleDateFormat. Much like the color scheme, to edit any of these items, you'll click on the pencil icon.
When you're not in Edit mode, the rightmost column of the Date/Time Format section shows you how the various formats will appear. Now, we have a more personal look and feel to JIRA. In the next video, we'll work on user management.
- What is JIRA?
- Installing and configuring JIRA
- Reviewing reports and issues
- Understanding the JIRA workflow
- Managing roles and users
- Cloning, linking, and moving issues
- Searching JIRA
- Personalizing the dashboard and user profiles
- Generating reports
- Customizing the workflow
- Using JIRA add-ons
- Making JIRA agile