Welcome to YouTrack 2017.3

YouTrack 2017.3 introduces workflows in JavaScript, improved kanban support, personal board templates, and other improvements.


Workflows in JavaScript

In YouTrack 2017.3, the Workflows in JavaScript feature becomes public. Write workflows in JavaScript instead of the domain-specific language that is used in the previous versions. You can write a workflow in any IDE that supports JavaScript, pack it into a ZIP file and upload it to YouTrack. You can also write workflows from scratch in a web-based workflow editor inside YouTrack.

We’ve also added support for action rules. This type of script lets you extend YouTrack with actions that can be applied as commands or accessed directly from the issue toolbar. The new workflows also support custom scripts, which let you better organize and structure your code. Define your own functions and objects and use them in other rules and workflows.

We still support workflows that were written in the external workflow editor. However, if you want to apply changes to old workflows, we recommend that you rewrite them in JavaScript.

Improved Kanban Support

It is now possible to disable sprints on Agile Board. This means that teams who follow a Kanban methodology and other users who just don't want to use sprints can disable them completely. It is also possible to add an optional query to filter the cards on the board.

Personal Board Template

YouTrack 2017.3 comes with a personal board template that is preconfigured to be used for personal purposes. The template recognizes all of the projects where you are a team member for quick and easy configuration. The template also uses a query to filter cards on the board and show only issues that are assigned to you.

Project-based Swimlanes

You can now use projects to identify the swimlanes on an agile board. This feature is very helpful for those who track activities from various projects on one board. You can enable this option to identify swimlanes by values from the project field in the board settings.

Authentication Throttling

It is now possible to set up throttling for login attempts and verification of user credentials to prevent brute-force attacks and increase data security.


Advanced Visibility Options

You can now restrict the visibility of issues, comments, and attachments to one or more groups and single users. This update also enables support for private issues. If there is an issue in your project that you wish to keep to yourself, set the visibility to Me only. You can track your progress on these issues privately without adding unnecessary distractions for other members of your project team.

Time Report Improvements

In YouTrack 2017.3, we've made significant changes to the settings for the Time Report. Many of the limitations that diminished the usability of this report have been eradicated.

For example, you can now generate reports that show only work items for one or more work authors and one or more work types. We also added the option to group work items by project. Instead of creating separate reports for each project, you can generate a single report and track the efforts of your team on a per-project basis.

General Reports Improvements

We've improved the usability of the controls that you use to configure reports. Settings that store multiple values are much easier to work with. We have also solved many major problems with the Advanced Issues per Project report.

Zendesk Integration Improvements

It is now possible to create YouTrack issues from Zendesk tickets with a fixed user account for the reporter. This means that YouTrack no longer create new user accounts for each user who submits a support request.

YouTrack also adds links to Zendesk tickets to each issue that is created by the integration. These links let you open the original Zendesk ticket, or jump directly to the conversations and events in the linked ticket.

OAuth 2.0 Presets for GitLab and Bitbucket Cloud

Now you can sign in YouTrack with your GitLab or Bitbucket Cloud accounts. All of the endpoints and mappings that are required for setup have been configured for you. All you have to do is register YouTrack in the connected authorization service and enable the authentication module.

Experimental features

Custom Widgets

As a part of experimental features we have added a possibility to add custom widgets for the dashboards. You can create a widget in any IDE and load it for testing on the widgets playground page with only few clicks. After the widget is ready, you can upload it and add it to your dashboard. This feature lets you extend the functionality of your dashboards to grab content from external sources or present data from YouTrack in a unique format.