YouTrack Standalone 2018.3 Help


This section of the documentation provides instructions for the setup and configuration of various features that you can enable in YouTrack. In general, these procedures require that your user account is assigned Low-level Admin Write permissions.

The following sections provide instructions for system settings at the global level.

Core Features

The settings that are available from the Core Features section of the Administration menu let you configure how issues are managed in projects. Project administrators can configure many of these features in their own projects. Separate instructions for project admins are described in the Projects section of the documentation.



Custom Fields

Manage the default definitions for custom fields that are available to all projects in the system.

Issue Link Types

Create and edit the types of links that show relationships between issues.

Notification Templates

Edit the message templates that are used when notifications are sent from YouTrack. Customize the text to match the style and tone that is used in your organization.

Time Tracking

Configure the number of working hours per day and days per week that define your work week. Here, you can also manage the set of work item types that are available in projects that use the Time Tracking feature.


Create, upload, and attach workflows that customize and automate the lifecycle of issues in a project.

Additional Settings

These sections of the documentation correspond with the remaining groups of pages that are accessible from the Administration menu.



Access Management

Manage access to projects in YouTrack and enable authentication modules for third-party services.


Configure standard integrations with external applications.

Server Settings

Manage settings for your YouTrack installation.

Additional topics in this section of the documentation provide instructions for other operations that can only be performed by an administrator.



External Integrations

Connect YouTrack with other applications that are not supported with standard integrations.

Language Support

Use a custom localization to present the YouTrack user interface in a language that is not supported as a default system language.

Use YouTrack as a Help Desk

Configure projects to process incoming email messages as issues in YouTrack.

Add a System-wide Banner to YouTrack

Add an informational banner to notify users about scheduled downtime, upgrades, or other updates that affect all users.

Change or Restore Password and Permissions for Root

Manage access for the default administrator account in YouTrack.

Last modified: 12 October 2018