Welcome to YouTrack 2017.1

YouTrack 2017.1 introduces search based on time tracking, attachments on Agile Board, and many other improvements.

Welcome to YouTrack 7.0

YouTrack 7.0 introduces new Agile Board, Gantt Chart, Multiple and Shareable Dashboards, and many other important enhancements.

Welcome to YouTrack 6.5

YouTrack 6.5 introduces a number of integrations, simplified Jira import, redesigned Administration UI, and many other important enhancements.


Search based on time tracking

YouTrack 2017.1 introduces search based on time tracking. You can now filter issues based on the work item type, author and date. For example, if you want to find all the issues that you’ve been working on during the last week, use a query work author: me work date: {last week}.

Attachments on Agile Board

In YouTrack 2017.1, you can add and edit attachments directly on the agile board. Simply drag one or more files to any card on the board. This option also works when you open a card in view mode. You can also download all of the attachments as a .zip file, edit the visibility, and attach files privately.

LDAP bind to a fixed account

YouTrack 2017.1 lets you send LDAP bind requests to a fixed user account. This option lets you set up standard two-step LDAP authentication.

With this model, you use a dedicated account for the LDAP bind request and search for the user you want to authenticate on behalf of the bind user. With this feature, you can set up an LDAP authentication module and still use logins that are not part of the Distinguished Name (DN), like an email address or token. This is also similar to the login configuration that is used by TeamCity, so administrators can use a single model for LDAP integration in all JetBrains team tools.

Permanent access token

Now you can use permanent tokens to strengthen security for YouTrack integrations with external services. Simply create a new token with a specific access scope, and use it for authentication in API calls.

Credentials management

In YouTrack 2017.1 users can add additional credentials to their user profiles. You can merge existing credentials with your YouTrack account or create a new login. Also, if you accidentally delete your credentials, you can restore your profile with the additional ones.


Revised access tab

YouTrack 2017.1 comes with a fully redesigned access tab that gives you full control over access management. Grant or revoke roles, see the permissions set, and filter roles per users, projects or groups.

Description for banned users

When you ban a user in YouTrack 2017.1, you can enter a reason for performing this action. This description is added next to the user name and is visible to other users who have the necessary permissions.

Enhanced Auth Modules

In YouTrack 2017.1, you can now create and configure a custom OAuth 2.0 module. We also improved the interface for new authentication modules and added pre-sets for the following services: Facebook, Yandex, Microsoft Live, PayPal, Azure AD and Amazon.

New Agile Board

YouTrack 7.0 brings you a fully redesigned Agile Board. It is more flexible, powerful, and dynamic than ever. Add and customize issues, set visibility, and estimate tasks without leaving the Board. Set your own rules!

Sprints have declared their independence.

Sprints are no longer linked to fix versions. This change lets you manage sprints and fix versions independently of each other. Linking sprints to fix versions is still an option.

Sprints respect your boundaries.

In the old agile board, new issues that matched a column and swimlane were added to the current sprint automatically. The new board gives you complete control over which issues are assigned to sprints. The ability to add new issues to a sprint automatically is still an option.

Sprints have goals.

You can set a goal for each sprint to keep the team focused on the same objective.

Board have backbones.

Create an Agile board that is pre-configured for Scrum or Kanban or build a custom board from scratch.

New color palette

Customize the visual presentation of issue fields and tags with additional color options. With a new palette it's easier to distinguish the priorities of your issues, and pick your preferred colors for your board.

Issue Drafts

When you add a card to the board, YouTrack adds the values for the column and swimlane to an issue draft. If you accidentally close the issue or your browser, you can pick up right where you left off. Drafts created on a board are added to the list of drafts on the full issue screen as well.

Backlog Management

In YouTrack 7.0, the Backlog looks more similar to the full-featured issue list, with the added filtering capability. Managing issues becomes easier than ever: filter and prioritize issues, add subtasks, use commands and search box, and view issues in a tree view. New functionality lets you prioritize issues in the backlog, add issues as cards or swimlanes to the board, and assign an issue to any sprint.

Enhanced Burndown and Cumulative flow

YouTrack 7.0 brings some enhancements to the charts that are available from the Board. Take full control of your Burndown, deciding how and what you see on your chart. Tune the settings to select the mode that you need at the moment. For example, to see your sprint progress based on the total number of cards, create a chart based on the issue count. You can also use a custom query to add or exclude swimlanes, tasks, orphans for your Burndown or Cumulative flow charts.

See Updates in Real Time

YouTrack 7.0 introduces live updates. All changes, wherever they are applied to issues, are reflected on cards on your Agile board. Move issues around freely, edit or modify them, and never waste your time on refreshing the page.

Gantt Chart

Create a Gantt Chart to plan and get an overview of the flow of your project. The chart shows what should happen and when, and illustrates which tasks depend on the completion of others. Gantt Chart can display issues from one or more projects that match specific search criteria, and supports capacity limitations. Measure how much time is required to finish all of the estimated tasks with a set number of resources and predict how much faster you can complete these tasks when you add resources to the team.

Use the Gantt Chart to follow the progress of your project, estimate time and track results.

Project Templates

Start a new project and hit the ground running. Templates for pure issue tracking, Scrum, or Kanban projects are pre-configured to include a custom-tailored set of issue fields, agile boards, and workflows. Customize your project at any time!

Add Values to Custom Fields from Anywhere

If you are a project administrator, you can now add new custom field values from any part of YouTrack – from a board, issues list, or even from the backlog. Guaranteed time savings on configuring your projects, isn't that awesome?

Multiple & Shareable Dashboards

In YouTrack 7.0 you can create multiple Dashboards and share them with your team or other user groups. You can also manage sharing options and allow users either to edit your dashboard or access it in view mode only.


SAML 2.0 Support

YouTrack 7.0 comes with SAML 2.0 Support, which means you can log in to external services like Zendesk, Google Apps for Work and others with your YouTrack account.

Password Strength Policy

YouTrack 7.0 supports a Password Strength Policy. If you are a project administrator, set a password policy to increase the security of your instance and protect the system from brute-force attacks. Password policy will be applied to all users joining your instance.

Revised Permission Management

Manage separate sets of permissions by application. The new permissions interface shows you which permissions grant access to issue-related actions in YouTrack, and which permissions are used for access management in the built-in Hub service.

Delete User Profiles

Users can now delete their own Hub profiles, removing their accounts from YouTrack. Administrators can use this feature to delete unused accounts from YouTrack.

Issue links preview in messengers

This small but neat feature makes it easier to share links with your teams via Slack, Facebook and Telegram. Paste a link into a chat and it will automatically expand. This handy issue preview will save you time throughout the day, letting you decide whether you want to open an issue or not. Please note that this feature is only available for public issues.

Integration with JetBrains Teamware

Please welcome Hub, a brand new user management system designed to serve as a single entry point for all JetBrains team tools including YouTrack, TeamCity, and Upsource. YouTrack 6 comes with Hub embedded, so you may already be familiar with it.

Integration with Bitbucket and GitLab

Thanks to native Bitbucket and GitLab integrations, you are able to:

  • Type any YouTrack command in a commit comment and have it applied 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}.

One-click Jira Import

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 add users for your Jira reporters. This brand new import supports Jira 5+.

Redesigned Administration UI

We've given lots of thought to the Administration parts of YouTrack, and we hope the new look & feel will enhance your experience with configuring and administering YouTrack projects. Included are new and improved ways to customize fields and workflows, tweak integrations, and more.

Project Wizard

Creating a project is now as simple as completing just three fields and adding your team members.

And that's not all. Welcome the brand new Project List, with project tiles showing the basic information. A project filter with query assistance is also included. There is also a fast new way to edit projects, by adding a team member or group to the project team in one click.


GitHub Integration

In previous versions YouTrack has already had native integration with GitHub, allowing you to navigate directly to the commits from issue and apply YouTrack commands from commit comments. Now you can also integrate one GitHub repository with multiple YouTrack projects. GitHub changes are also now reflected on the VCS changes tab. Filter the issues that contain VCS changes with the search query has:{vcs changes}.


Please give a warm welcome to the greatly enhanced Dashboard! 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 introduces a number of enhancements to custom workflows. These small but nice features will improve your experience with creating and using workflows. With YouTrack 6.5 you are welcome to:

  • send notification on comment update
  • use more detailed workflow language reference
  • run scheduled rules and time events under a dedicated YouTrack Workflow user

Bug-fix Versions

All bug-fix versions like 6.5.x are now 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 a first-class citizen now. It can be configured from your user profile and is no longer a part of any specific workflow.

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

With YouTrack 6.5 enjoy TeamCity feature branches support.