Welcome to YouTrack 2019.2

Youtrack 2019.2 introduces State Machine Workflows per Issue Type, Display a System-wide Banner, Issues List Updates, and other improvements.


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.

System-wide Message Banner

We've added a global setting that displays a banner at the top of every page in YouTrack. This feature replaces the previously supported option to add a system-wide banner by uploading a file to your server. Use this feature to post messages that alert users to system-wide events like performance problems and scheduled maintenance.

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.


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.

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 Hub in IE 11, we recommend that you switch to another web browser.