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Matthias Gaiser

Matthias Gaiser Last update: Dec 7, 2018

The glossary defines the core concepts and terminology of Backbone Issue Sync.

Term Definition
Centralized configuration

In the centralized configuration model, the synchronized Jira instances connect using the HTTPS protocol.

The synchronization is administered and run from a single Jira instance. Backbone must still be installed on the other JIRA instance, but this is only for licensing purposes. 


A field within a Jira issue. A field can either be a Jira system field or a custom field.
Field mapping A field mapping is the configuration which JIRA field of your project is being synchronized with a JIRA field of the partner project. Additionally, it contains further options like the direction of the mapping and how it should be mapped. For more details please refer to Field Mappings.
First project The project where the synchronization was first created.


The data that is synchronised belongs to an issue. Every issue has an issue type.
Partner project The project you want to synchronize your project with.
Remote license A type of Backbone license that lets you synchronize with JIRA instances where Backbone is not installed.


Sends the issue's current content to the synchronization partner.

Second project The project where the synchronization wasn't created, but which is still involved in the synchronization.

Synchronization partner

The person running the Jira project that you are synchronizing with.
Sync info panel Small panel appearing in synchronized issues, that displays variety of information on the issue's Backbone synchronizations.
Troubleshooting The troubleshooting tool identifies problems with synchronizations, and suggests steps to solve them.
Workflow mapping The mapping of which workflow states in the first project correspond to which workflow states in the second project.

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