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Choosing the right configuration model

Roman Serazhiev

Roman Serazhiev Last update: Jan 3, 2019

You can create new JIRA project synchronizations using two different configuration types – either distributed configurations or centralized configurations.

This article will explain which configuration type you should select depending on your use case.

Centralized configuration scenarios

You should use a centralized configuration if:

  • You are sure that your JIRA issue synchronization won't be blocked by a firewall

  • You want all administration tasks to be carried out in a single JIRA instance
  • You have already successfully used the centralized method with a particular partner and want to use it again

Distributed configuration scenarios

You should use a distributed configuration if:

  • Both JIRA instances are behind a firewall
  • One or both project owners might want to hide JIRA config information (e.g. issue type/field/workflow status names) from the other
  • You want to base the configuration on email or file exchanges
  • You are working on especially sensitive projects where the main focus is on security and privacy
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