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 the current subscription plan and a link to access your JetBrains Account.
You have the option to Show warnings to admin on exceeded license restrictions. If enabled, a warning message is sent to the administrator when the limitations of the license are exceeded.
YouTrack automatically checks for available updates each time you open the Update Info section.page. When a new version of YouTrack is released, a link to download the new distribution appears in the
The System section provides options that let you let you configure the basic system settings of your YouTrack server.
The URL by which the YouTrack server is accessible to the end-users. This URL is generally used for constructing links in notifications, reports, and RSS feeds. You can either enter the server URL yourself, or click the Guess URL link let YouTrack try to set the URL automatically.
Allow statistics collection
This setting enables the collection of usage data to share with JetBrains. Keep this option selected to help us make YouTrack better. We never share collected data with any third party.
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.|
Determines whether users must verify their email addresses to log in to YouTrack. To improve the security of your installation, enable this option.
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.
You can also upload and enable your own custom localization for the YouTrack user interface.
Enable the RTL support option to align the text input fields and all drop-down lists right-to-left. For more information, see Right-to-Left Language Support.
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.
REST API Settings
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.
These settings let you configure the connection between YouTrack and a mail server. This enables notifications in YouTrack over email. For detailed instructions, see Enable Email Notifications.
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.
These settings let you configure the connection between YouTrack and a Jabber service. This enables notifications in YouTrack over XMPP. 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 |
If you run a YouTrack JAR installation, upgrading the version of your JRE/JDK on the server to at least Java 1.8.0_101 should resolve this problem without having to disable the validity check.
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.
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.