YouTrack InCloud 2019.2 Help

What's New

We deliver updates and improvements to YouTrack on a continuous basis. Here's an overview of changes that are available in this version.

New Features




State-machine Workflows per Issue Type

You can now write state-machine rules that impose separate sets of state transitions based on the current value in a specified field. This lets you apply constraints to issue states for different issue types in the same project.


Universal 2nd Factor Authentication

When you secure your YouTrack with a second authentication factor, you can pair your account with a FIDO2-compliant hardware device. This provides support for a range of hardware security keys and biometric technologies.


System-wide Message Banner

We've added a global setting that displays a banner at the top of every page in YouTrack. Use this feature to post messages that alert users to system-wide events like performance problems and scheduled maintenance.


Updates and Enhancements




Search Suggestions for User Accounts

We've optimized the logic that determines which user accounts are shown as suggested values for search queries, commands, watchers, and mentions. As a result, the Strict Suggestions feature that was previously available on an experimental basis is now supported by default in all installation types.


Historical Project IDs

YouTrack now stores the collection of IDs that were previously used as issue prefixes in a project. When you change the project ID, the IDs for all of the issues that exist in this project are updated as well.

With this update, external links to issues that use historical project IDs are redirected to issues that use the current project ID. This means that you can freely change your project IDs without breaking any links.


Token-based Authorization for TeamCity Integrations

The settings for integrations with TeamCity now accept a token for authorization instead of a username and password. This means that you don't have to store your personal passwords in the integration settings and can freely update your passwords without breaking the integration.


Continuous Improvements to the Issues List

The latest updates to the Issues list improve the readability of custom fields and tags. We also brought back highlighting in search results for word forms that match the terms you use in text-based search queries.

This update also removes saved searches from smart filters, as access to saved searches is now supported in the sidebar.


Live Updates

The Issues list now shows updates to the summary, description, and custom fields without refreshing the page. You’ll also see incremental updates to the counters for attachments, comments, and votes and changes when other users add or remove tags.



The latest update brings back the sidebar on the Issues list. This implementation provides links to show issues for your favorite projects, saved searches, and tags.


Reports Menu

The option to generate reports that show issues from the Issues list is now available from the Reports menu in the application header.


Permanent Token Generation for Other Users

Users who have sufficient permissions can now generate permanent tokens on behalf of users who have lower levels of permission in YouTrack. This lets users who support third-party integrations authenticate accounts that run automated tasks without having to set up 2FA, when required.


Improvements for Batch Updates

Not only have we restored the option to select all of the issues on the experimental version of the Issues list, we've also improved how YouTrack handles batch updates.

You can now safely update up to 10,000 issues at a time with the option to interrupt the operation while it's in progress.


Enhanced Controls for Sorting Search Results

The controls for sorting search results on the Issues list have been added to the experimental version of the page. You can add and remove sort attributes and change the sort direction with just a few clicks.


Extended Support for Archived Values in Custom Fields

The option to archive values in fields that store data as a version is now extended to values in additional fields that store enumerated types. This enhancement lets you retire values that you no longer want to use without applying unwanted updates to large batches of issues.


New Permissions

We've added permissions that give you greater control over which users can view, create, or share reports and add work items to issues. We've also made many permissions assignments implicit, which makes it easier to define custom roles with the appropriate access rights.


Issues List Updates

We continue to apply updates to the experimental version of the Issues list. The latest version adds a save action for search queries, issues count, and field visibility settings.


Required Two-factor Authentication

A new option in the group settings lets you require that members of the group enable two-factor authentication for their Hub accounts. This helps you secure access to your YouTrack installation.


Enhanced Data Handling in Time Reports

Several changes to the presentation and manipulation of data in time reports help you track and quantify spent time.

  • The option to display work types shows totals for each work type in its own column.

  • A new option in the report settings lets you show values for custom fields when the data is presented using the per issue option in the calculated report. This setting also determines which fields are included in the dataset that is available for download in CSV and Excel format.

  • A new option in the calculated report lets you show remaining (unspent estimation) and total spent time.

Groupings, totals, and views are also applied to the data when you export it in Excel format. This exposes additional points of data for reference in external analytic tools.


Relative Parameters for Future Dates

The search query language now supports pre-defined values for date ranges that occur in the future. Use these parameters in your search queries and report settings to find events that are scheduled to happen tomorrow, next week, or next month.

You can also use these parameters to specify dates in commands.


App Password Support for Bitbucket Integrations

You can now connect YouTrack to a Bitbucket repository with a username and an app password. This lets you set up integrations with a Bitbucket account that uses two-step verification.

It also means that you don't have to store your personal passwords in the integration settings.


Discontinued Features




Internet Explorer Support

From YouTrack version 2019.2, we no longer guarantee stable performance in any version of Internet Explorer and no longer fix bugs that can only manifest themselves in this browser. If you are currently working with YouTrack in IE 11, we recommend that you switch to another web browser.

For a complete list of browsers that are supported by YouTrack, see Browser Support.

Removed in 2019.2

New Workflows in the YouTrack Workflow Editor

We no longer support new workflows that are written in the external YouTrack Workflow Editor. We have extended support for this feature only up until the release of YouTrack 2019.3. After that point in time, we will only support workflows in JavaScript.

If you're still working with old workflows, we encourage you to rewrite them in JavaScript as soon as possible. For details, see Converting Old Workflows to JavaScript.

Removed in 2018.3

Old YouTrack REST API

We continue to expose additional endpoints and provide sample requests for our new YouTrack REST API. Once we have published newer versions for the endpoints that were supported in the previous API, we will officially deprecate the old REST API. We will continue to support the old REST API for a fixed period after its deprecation to allow adequate time for migrating applications that use it.

If you have an existing application or integration that uses the old API, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the updated version. If your application uses endpoints for which an equivalent is not yet published in the new API, join our YouTrack Community in Slack. Let us know what endpoints you’re working with and help us identify which features should be published next.

In transition

Last modified: 17 December 2019