YouTrack Standalone 2019.2 Help

Global Settings

This page describes the global settings for YouTrack. These settings are available in the Server Settings section of the Administration menu.

License

The first section of the Global Settings page provides detailed information about your current subscription plan. This information is based on the license key that has been issued for your installation.

license details in global settings

The following settings are available in this section of the page:

Setting

Description

License user name

The name of the user that is associated with your YouTrack license. This is the usually the first and last name that are stored in the JetBrains Account of the user who registered the license for your installation.

License key

The key that is associated with your YouTrack license.

Upgrading a YouTrack License

The license key stores the parameters that determine the limitations for your current license. Any time you modify the parameters of your subscription, you are issued a license key. This includes when you buy a new license, extend an existing subscription plan, or purchase an upgrade user-pack.

  • To access available upgrade options, click the Buy YouTrack button.

  • To apply the updated license to your installation, paste the new key into the License key field and save your changes.

If you have a paid subscription, you can can switch to the free plan without leaving YouTrack. Clicking the switch to our Free Plan link updates the values that are stored as the License user name and License key. To apply these changes, click the Save button.

Update Info

YouTrack automatically checks for available updates each time you open the Administration > Global Settings page. When a new version of YouTrack is released, a link to download the new distribution appears in the Update Info section.

System

The System section provides options that let you configure the basic system settings of your YouTrack server.

system settings for YouTrack Standalone

Setting

Description

Base URL

The web address that points to your YouTrack server.  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.

Share anonymous statistics with JetBrains

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. To learn more about how we collect and process data, click the link to view our privacy policy.

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 issues to export

The maximum number of issues that can be printed or exported in CSV, Excel, or HTML format. By default, the limit is set to 500 issues. To change it, just enter a new value.

System-wide banner

When enabled, displays a system-wide banner at the top of every page for every user in YouTrack. To learn more about this feature, see Display a System-wide Banner.

Visual

The Visual section provides options that let you manage system settings related to the visual presentation in YouTrack.

Setting

Description

Application logo

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.

To replace a custom logo with the YouTrack application logo, click the Set to default button.

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 local time zone in their user profiles.

Date format

Sets the system-wide default presentation for dates and times. This format is applied to all custom fields that use the date field type.

System Language

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, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.

Additional languages that are supported by the YouTrack user community are also available. These languages are marked with a community label in the list. For more information, see Community-based Language Support.

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.

To align the text input fields and all drop-down lists right-to-left, enable the RTL support option. For more information, see Right-to-Left Language Support.

Keyboard Shortcuts

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.

Resource Sharing

In addition to the general REST API, which is always enabled, YouTrack supports for cross-origin resource sharing, or CORS. CORS support lets you enable JavaScript access to your YouTrack instance. For more information, read about cross-origin resource sharing on Wikipedia. You can also download samples of CORS usage here: https://github.com/vadimgurov/youtrack-cors-samples.

To enable access from a site (origin), select and configure either of the following parameters in the Resource Sharing section of the page:

Setting

Description

Allow all origins

Enable to allow access from all origins with the REST API.

Allowed origins

Enter a line-separated list of origins for which cross-origin requests are allowed. Specify each origin by domain name, including protocol and port number where applicable.

Logging

This setting lets you enable logging for specific event categories. The setting supports DEBUG and TRACE logging levels. Use this setting to troubleshoot problems with your YouTrack Standalone installation without having to restart the service.

The event categories that provide the most valuable information vary from one installation to another. The YouTrack support team provides the categories that are most appropriate for your installation in response to a specific support request.

Setting

Description

Event categories

Enter a line-separated list event categories.

  • To enable DEBUG level logging, add an event category name.

  • To enable TRACE level logging, append the event category name with :trace.

Notifications

This section provides options that let you configure how users are notified of changes to issues in YouTrack.

Email-related Settings

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.

Setting

Description

Email

This control enables or disables email notifications in YouTrack.

SMTP host

The server address of your mail server.

SMTP port

The connection port for the mail server.

Mail protocol

The protocol that is used by your mail server.

Connect anonymously

When enabled, YouTrack connects to your SMTP server without sending a login and password. Use when your SMTP server does not require authentication.

When this option is enabled, the input fields for SMTP login and SMTP password are disabled. Values that are stored in these settings are ignored.

SMTP login

The username of the account that is used to access the mail server.

SMTP password

The password for the account that is used to access the mail server.

SSL key

This list lets you select an SSL key that contains a trusted certificate and its public and private key pairs. The key identifies YouTrack as a client when it tries to connect to your mail server.

From address

The default address for sending email notifications from YouTrack. This sets the value for the "From:" field in the email header. You can either use the format sender name <email@yourdoman.com> or enter an email address without the sender name. For more information, see From and Reply-to Addresses.

Reply-to address

An optional address to which email replies are sent. This sets the value for the "Reply-To:" field in the email header for messages that are sent by YouTrack. Use this setting when, for example, the address that you use to send email notifications cannot receive replies.

Send test email

This control lets you test the connection to your mail server by sending a test message to a specific email address.

Jabber-related Settings

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.

Setting

Description

Jabber

This control enables or disables Jabber notifications in YouTrack.

Jabber server

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 ejabbered servers.

Jabber username

The username of the account that is used to access the Jabber service. Use the format username@domain.

Jabber password

The password for the account that is used to access the Jabber service.

SSL keystore

This list lets you select an SSL keystore that contains a trusted certificate and its public and private key pairs. The keystore identifies YouTrack as a client when it tries to connect to the Jabber service.

Use legacy SSL

This option disables the certificate validity check for the SSL connection. Recommended only when you are using jabber.org to send notifications and encounter a problem with the connection to the Jabber service.

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.

Experimental Features

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.

Last modified: 29 November 2019