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Tutorial 2 - Download and Installation of JIRA tool

In this tutorial, we are going to learn about the steps that are involved in the installation of Atlassian JIRA tool.

Well! Good news is that there is nothing to download, surprised? All you need is an internet connection and follow steps which are given below.

Step 1: Open a web browser and type or click on the below link. It will open the JIRA software website as shown. You can buy the product immediately or try the 7 days free trial version of JIRA.

Download link of JIRA tool

Download link


Step 2: Click on the green button with label as “Try it free” which will open up the screen as shown below. We can choose the product among the given 4 options. First option provides the JIRA software which we are going to use in this installation tutorial. Other options provides flexibility of documentation, help desk and customized JIRA software where you can create your own solution by mix and match various features.


JIRA Page 2


Step 3: Click on the JIRA Software option (From $10) and the button with label as “Try it free”. It will fetch you a screen as given below. It is a 7 days free trial version.


JIRA Page 3


Step 4:On the above screen, you need to choose your own site name (here, I have used softwaretestingclass) and it should be unique for domain. This URL will create your own secured issue tracking website which can be accessed at any time and at any place. To complete your details enter the full name, email address and password.Email address is required for activation andit should be unique. After entering all of these details click on the button with label as “Strat trial” to proceed further.


JIRA Page 4


Step 5: After entering details in step 4, it will create your account at Atlassian JIRA cloud and ask to verify your email id after sending an email in your inbox which will look like as given in screenshot below.


JIRA Page 5


Step 6: Click to verify your email address after opening you email inbox. After verification, it will open up your own website with URL as chosen in the step 4 as shown in the screenshot below.


JIRA Page 6


Step 7:Enter your credentials to login into JIRA issue tracking tool. All you need to do is to enter the email address as username and password which was chosen in step 4. Click on the Log in button to log into the JIRA tool.


JIRA Page 7


Step 8: It will open up a screen as shown above which will ask you to choose a language. Default language will be English (United States), other language options available are English (UK), French, Deutsch, Chinese and Spanish.In this tutorial, I have chosen English (United States). Click on the continue button to proceed further.


JIRA Page 8


Step 9: Above welcome screen will be visible asking you to choose an avatar which is nothing but just a display picture or profile picture. This picture can be selected from the available options of avatars as shown below or can be uploaded from your local PC. It is an optional step. Choose an avatar and proceed further.


JIRA Page 9


Step 10: JIRA tool has been successfully set up at Atlassian JIRA cloud. It can be accessed through your URL, username and password. In the next part of this tutorial let’s discuss about a default JIRA tour.


Easy to understand Atlassian JIRA with Quick Tour 1 of 12:


Jira quick tour


Quick Tour 1 of 12: It tells about the basic concepts of JIRA. It has number of projects in it as shown below as My First Project, My Second Project and so on.

Quick Tour 2 of 12:A project in JIRA is defined as the collection of issues.

Quick Tour 3 of 12:This is how an issue is represented within a JIRA. Issue can be defined as something that need to be worked on within a project.

Quick Tour 4 of 12:Each issue with in a project has a summary which tells about what actually to be worked on.

Quick Tour 5 of 12:Each project is identified as a key which could be a short form (here MFP). Using this key the issue reference will look like MFP-1 which will be incremented as MFP-2, MFP-3 and so on for more number of issues.

Quick Tour 6 of 12:Issue created within a project can be assigned to any team member and its email or name will appear as Assignee. Assignee is identified as a team member who is currently working on the issue.

Quick Tour 7 of 12:Each issue has a status as INPROGRESS, TO DO, DONE, etc. Assignee during the workflow works on the issue and keep on updating the status until it is closed.

Quick Tour 8 of 12:Below in the diagram indicates the workflow which tracks and update the issue since it is created from TO DO status to IN PROGRESS and when completed to DONE status. Issue when closed without correct resolution, it can be reopened and enter the workflow again.

Quick Tour 9 of 12:Issue has edit button to edit the content, comment button to comment on the issue, stop progress button to stop the work on issue and done button when work is completed. These buttons transition the issue through its workflow.

Quick Tour 10 of 12:Let’s see what would happen if the “Done” button is clicked.

Quick Tour 11 of 12:Status of the issue will get changed to DONE. This is how the workflow is transitioned till the work on the issue is completed or done.

Quick Tour 12 of 12:Using these 12 slides of quick tour will cover the basic concept in JIRA tool.


Below in the tutorial, let’s try to create our own new project. System will ask to enter Project name and Key. Remember we discussed about key which is nothing just the prefix used as a reference number to the issue within a project.


Proj 1


Click on the create project button to create the project, next JIRA will ask to create the issue to work on them in the project as shown in the below screenshot.


Proj 2


Wooh! You are all set to work on your first JIRA project after entering the issues in it which we will learn in the next series of this tutorial.

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