This page describes the global settings for YouTrack. These settings are available in the Server Settings section of the Administration menu.
The first section of the Global Settings page provides detailed information about your current license and its limitations.
If your YouTrack license has expired, you can Switch to Free Pack, or click the Upgrade your plan button to access the YouTrack website and purchase another license.
The System section provides options that let you let you configure the basic system settings of your YouTrack server.
Max Upload File Size
The maximum file size allowed for uploaded attachments, in bytes. By default, the maximum allowed file size is 10Mb (10485760 bytes).
Max Ordered Issues
YouTrack lets you reorder issues on the Issues list manually. Users can drag issues in the list and place them in order they see fit. This custom order is saved in a so-called "watch folder", which can be a saved search, tag, or project. You can update the custom order when you set this watch folder as the search context. The Max ordered issues parameter limits the number of issues in the list for which a custom order is set when a user accesses the watch folder. If you have manually ordered the issues in a saved search, you see up to this number of ordered issues at the top of the list. All other issues that match the saved search are then displayed from newest to oldest.
Max Issues to Export
|The maximum number of issues to be exported as HTML or CSV, or to be exported for printing. By default, the limit is set to 500 issues. To change it, just enter a new value.|
The email address of the primary contact for the YouTrack support team. The support team uses this information to determine whether a user is authorized to request major changes to the YouTrack instance. This includes requests to restore the database or migrate data between instances.
The Visual section provides options that let you manage system settings related to the visual presentation in YouTrack.
Sets a custom logo for YouTrack. The custom logo is displayed in the header for all pages in the system. To use a custom logo, click the Edit icon, then choose an image file from your local directory. You can upload a JPG, GIF, or PNG file. Your image is automatically resized to 250 x 80 pixels.
Default Time Zone
This set of controls determines the system-wide default time zone. The time zone set here is used for time presentation for all users. Users can change the default time zone in their user profiles.
Date Fields Format
Sets the system-wide default date format. This format is applied to all custom fields that use the date field type.
You can set the system language of your YouTrack server to one of the localizations that are provided out-of-the-box. YouTrack provides localization support for English, German, French, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.
Users can select their personal language preference in their user profile. For consistency across the application, the language that is set at the global level is used for search queries, commands, and custom fields. The page headers, menus, and controls are displayed in the preferred locale. For more information, see YouTrack General Profile Settings.
Enable the RTL support option to align the text input fields and all drop-down lists right-to-left. Use this option when your users create issues in a language that is written from right to left.
This section provides options that let you set up the keyboard shortcuts scheme. You can use the default shortcut scheme or add and use your own customized scheme. For more information, see Customize Keyboard Shortcuts.
In YouTrack, the REST API is always enabled.
To enable access from a site (origin), select and configure either of the following parameters in the REST API section of the page:
Allow all origins
Enable to allow access from all origins with the REST API.
Enter a list of origins for which cross-origin requests are allowed.
This section provides options that let you configure how users are notified of changes to issues in YouTrack.
In YouTrack InCloud, email notifications are enabled and configured by default. This section of the settings page lets you view the configuration used to send email notifications to users.
If you use the mail server that is hosted on our servers, we strongly recommend that you leave these settings unchanged. However, you may want to change the email address that is used as the 'From' address in email messages sent by YouTrack. For more information, see Email 'From' Addresses.
You also have the option to overwrite these settings completely and connect YouTrack to your own mail server. For detailed instructions, see Connect to an External Mail Server.
To disable sending email notifications from your YouTrack server, deselect the Enable check box.
This control enables or disables email notifications in YouTrack.
The server address of your mail server.
The connection port for the mail server.
The protocol that is used by your mail server.
The username of the account that is used to access the mail server.
The password for the account that is used to access the mail server.
Select SSL Key
|This drop-down list lets you select a previously uploaded SSL key or trusted certificate for secure connection to your mail server.|
Server 'From' Email
The email address that is used as the 'From' address for email notifications. You can either use the format
Send test message
This control lets you test the connection to your mail server by sending a test message to a specific email address.
In YouTrack InCloud, notifications over Jabber are enabled and configured by default. This section of the settings page lets you view the configuration used to send messages over Jabber and the system account from which notifications are sent to users.
If you use the Jabber service that is provided by YouTrack, we strongly recommend that you leave these settings unchanged.
You also have the option to overwrite these settings completely and connect YouTrack to your own Jabber service. For detailed instructions, see Enable Notifications over Jabber.
Here, you also find the option that lets users interact with YouTrack through direct messages in a Jabber client — the Jabber Bot. For more information, see Search for Issues over Jabber and Apply Commands over Jabber.
To disable sending notifications over Jabber, deselect the Enable check box.
This control enables or disables Jabber notifications in YouTrack.
The server address of your Jabber service.
Jabber Server Port
The connection port for the Jabber service.
Jabber Service Name
The name of your Jabber service. Use when the service name and address (hostname) are not the same. This setting is commonly required for
The username of the account that is used to access the Jabber service. Use the format
The password for the account that is used to access the Jabber service.
Select SSL Key
|This drop-down list lets you select a previously uploaded SSL key or trusted certificate for secure connection to your Jabber service.|
Use legacy SSL
This option disables the certificate validity check for the SSL connection. Recommended only when you are using
Send test jabber message
This control lets you test the connection to your Jabber service by sending a test message to a specific Jabber account.
Enable Jabber Bot
This option allows users to interact with YouTrack through direct messages in a Jabber client.
REST API Notification Settings
Third-party developers can build applications that pull notifications from YouTrack and display them in an external application. This functionality is supported by the YouTrack REST API.
When you enable the REST API setting in the Notifications section of the page, the REST API is exposed to external applications. Notifications that are sent by email or Jabber can also be displayed in applications that support this functionality.
The YouTrack App for Slack uses the REST API for notifications. If you have added this integration to your Slack workspace, enable this option.
This link provides access to the Feature Configuration page. Here, you find a list of experimental features that you can enable system-wide and other features that you can enable for specific groups.
For more information, see Experimental Features.
This link opens a page that lets you add the YouTrack App to a workspace in Slack. For more information, see YouTrack App for Slack.