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[ARCHIVED] Jama Cloud (and Express Channel) Release Notes 8.0-8.49

By Kristina King posted 01-28-2015 17:47


As of Jama Connect 8.25, Jama Software is no longer deploying to the Express channel monthly -- please visit the Cloud Release Notes for versions 8.50+ here.

Jama Connect 8.0 - 8.25 Release Notes are located at bottom of the page. 

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Jama Connect 8.49 Cloud

Release date AU/US/EMEA: 2020/04/17

Baseline Search and Usability Improvements

Use the new baseline search feature to find a source or baseline. Keep the number of project baselines and sources under 14,000 to maintain efficient search performance. 
  • When you type a search request, the results are highlighted so you can find them easily.
  • When you clear the search field, the results from the previous search are expanded and highlighted in the baseline tree.
  • When you create a folder or baseline, it is highlighted in the baseline tree. Selecting the baseline ID in the activity stream highlights the baseline and expands the source. 


Filtering Improvements in Reviews

This release introduces a new filter-and-find experience for reviewers -- from the review header, select Filter to open the filter panel, which now slides out from the left. When you select filters, the active filters appear in a bar under the review header. 

Updates to Filters 

When you select multiple filters, the workflow is the same as other areas of Jama Connect with multi-select filters.  

New filters allow moderators and power users to take action on the items that matter most — items that are potentially holding up review progress:

  • Items with open comments
  • Items with closed comments
  • Items with comments in a specific version
  • Items with comments by a specific participant

When filters are selected:

  • The number of items that match the filter criteria update dynamically. 
  • A subsequent find search can be performed based off the filtered items. 
  • Reviewers can navigate to different areas of the review workspace without losing their filter or search selection. For example, if you make a filter selection and go to another view, your filter selection is saved when you navigate back to the review. 

Note: Filtering does not persist across user sessions or browser refreshes.

    The Search/TOC tab that was part of the filter panel is now called Find. The default for this panel is the Table of Contents. 

    When you select an item from the search results or table of contents, the item is selected and outlined in blue.

    • Previously, the highlight appeared only briefly, making it difficult to track the results. 
    • The outline goes away when you click outside it.
    • You can now scroll without the outline disappearing.


    Highlighting Improvements in Reviews

    Highlights Are Now Specific to the Selected Revision

    When highlighting is enabled, the highlights shown are specific to the revision that is selected in the review header. This allows viewers quickly to identify new comments and remove the noise from previous comments. 

    Please note, when highlighting is disabled the reviewer can't highlight content in the review reading view. Previously, a reviewer could make highlights but they disappeared after saving the comment.

    Highlighting Workflow and Navigation Tips

    A reviewer can now:

    • Use the tab key to move between highlighted items.
    • Open the Comments modal for the highlight by pressing Enter or the space bar.
    • Close the Comments modal by pressing Escape.

    Additional colors were added to improve the readability of highlighted content. A darker shade of yellow appears when a reviewer hovers or tabs between highlighted items or overlapping highlights. 


    Updates from Customer Feedback

    • Added type-ahead search to single and multi-select fields in Single Item View.
    • For test cases with images included in the test steps, images can now expand to a lightbox view.  
    • Updated the signature meaning for electronic signatures from "I approve this review" to "I approve the content of this review."
    • A reviewer can now transition to the compare view from V1 of a review with multiple revisions. No changes to the behavior of the compare view have been made—the compare view always loads the most recent revision compared to the next previous revision.


    Resolved Issues

    ID Resolution
    SOS-DEF-1340 In the review Single Item View, related items now successfully update when switching between items.
    SOS-DEF-2660 In some cases, an error appeared when accessing reviews. This release resolves this issue. 
    SOS-DEF-4202 When a baseline folder is created, a message now appears in the activity stream.
    SOS-DEF-4256 Rest API now allows items to be related when “Allow relationships with item types not in this rule” is enabled and any combination of rules are set.
    SOS-DEF-4558 You can now delete date fields in an item using inline edit mode. 
    SOS-DEF-4693 In some cases, closing a review produced a Minified React error #185 message. This release resolves this issue. 
    SOS-DEF-4705 Replicated startup scripts no longer cause permissions to reset when a file is placed in the wrong location. 
    SOS-DEF-4708 Creating a new baseline folder is no longer blocked by the "Add folder" pop-up window. 

    Exporting a review no longer includes deleted comments. 


    Relationship rules are recognized when adding the "Related item" relationship type to a project.  

    SOS-DEF-4713 In some cases, deleted items didn't appear in reports because of permission checks. This release resolves this issue


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    Jama Connect 8.48 Cloud

    Release date AU/US/EMEA: 2020/03/13

    Baseline Usability Improvements

    Organization and project administrators now have the flexibility to organize their baseline tree using the enhancements in this release.

    Create, Edit, and Delete Baseline Folders

    • Create a folder at the root level:
      • From the Add drop-down menu, select Add Folder
      • Right-click on the folder, select Add Folder.
    • Rename a folder:
      • Right-click on the folder and select Edit
    • Adding a baseline folder creates an activity in the project activity stream. In the activity stream, select the baseline source ID to open the baseline tree and view the highlighted folder. 

           Note: Only empty folders can be deleted. 

    Edit the Name of a Baseline Source

    • Right-click on the baseline source and select Edit source.
    • Editing a baseline source creates activity in the project activity stream. In the activity stream, select the baseline source ID to open the baseline tree and view the highlighted source. 

    Drag and Drop Baseline Sources and Folders 

    • Move baseline sources from one location in the tree to another, from the root level to a folder, and between folders. 
    • Re-order baseline folders at the root level or inside a folder. 

    You can't edit a baseline that has been signed, whether manually or in a review. 

    Risk Usability Improvements

    When a risk administrator removes all fields from a section in a risk template, the section header and risk analyses no longer appear in that template. Also, the section itself is no longer visible to users when they view definitions in the risk analysis. 

    Note: The Adjust Rankings section is an exception to this rule. If you enable a ranking field before mitigation, the section is still displayed. 

    Jama Connect User Guide Improvements

    Thumbnail and Lightbox Images

    Applying the thumbnail and lightbox feature to images reduces the impact of many large images so you can focus on the content. We've applied this option throughout the guide, particularly in topics with a lot of screenshots or when the screenshot is tucked inside a note. Select the image to enlarge it. 

    Updates from Customer Feedback

    • Velocity reports now include a stack trace for faulty code, which improves troubleshooting when you build reports.
    • When you relate items, container items in the Explorer Tree (sets, components) are displayed as gray icons when all items within aren't relatable.  
    • When you click Refresh Explorer, the Explorer Tree now maintains expanded components, sets, and folders. 
    • When viewing the Test Runs in a cycle table, the Test Case column now shows the ID in front of the name.
    • Admin tables, including the item type table, now have alternating row colors for improved readability. 
    • Tags are now visible in List View. Note that they are not exportable.
    • When you hover over an item's icon in the Explorer Tree, the item's type and full name are now displayed. 




    In Reading or List View, relationship rules no longer break when using the "Relate to existing" action. 


    In Trace View, the configured label appears instead of the default label. 


    Exporting from Microsoft Word now correctly saves settings from the template. 


    Row highlighting in Risk Management now highlights the entire row. 


    Upstream items are now correctly displayed as upstream relationships in the "All Item Details" report. 


    When using Google Chrome 79 and 80, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge browsers, the correct icons are now displayed in the Results column in the Test Run execution window. 


    You can now select multiple steps when executing a Test Run. 

    Known Issues

    Users with 80,000+ baselines in a single project will not maintain the current order of the baselines.

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    Jama Connect 8.47 Cloud

    Release date AU/US/EMEA: 2020/02/14

    Review Center Usability Improvements 

    This release introduces changes to the Review Center header, which offers streamlined workflows and improved usability.

    1. Review participants now see their individual status in the header, instead of the bottom left corner of the Filter/TOC panel. A public user's status, "In Progress" or "Finished" no longer appears in the review header.

    2. Views are now consolidated into a single drop-down menu: 

      • Review

      • Compare

      • Stats

      • Feedback

    3. For Approvers and Reviewers, the "Finish" button now appears in the top right next to the Actions menu instead of the Filter/TOC panel. Since this is the primary way to finish a review, we removed the option to finish the review from the Actions menu. Participants can still finish a review by reviewing and approving all items in the review, and clicking the "Finish Review" button in the blue bar.
    4. For Moderators with dual responsibilities, the review role toggle is now displayed in the header instead of the bottom left corner of the Filter/TOC panel.

    5. Changes to the style of the progress bar, highlighting toggle, and View drop-down menu creates a more consistent experience with the rest of Jama Connect. 


    Consistent Editing of Items

    The pop-up modal that appears after clicking the Edit button was removed to align with inline editing options (double-clicking or selecting the pencil icon).  


    Updates from Customer Feedback

    • This release adds the option to include images in the Test Run results column during test execution. 
    • This release adds the ability to create a Trace View from the list generated by selecting "#downstream" or "#upstream" links.

    1. Following the relationship could link to a filter for either upstream or downstream items. 

    2. Click the Trace View button to generate a Trace View from that filtered list. 

    • This release adds the option to restore deleted Test Cycles from the Activity Stream.

    Resolved Issues

    ID Resolution

    When working in the Review Center, highlights no longer disappear when editing highlights text before publishing new revisions. 

    SOS-DEF-4595 Word templates containing VBA macros now successfully export. 

    In some cases, text entered in the Rich Text Editor using full-screen mode wouldn't save when a session timed out. This release resolves this issue.  


    An error no longer appears when accessing a project if the dashboard's Activity Stream widget has "Baselines" selected in the Activity Filter settings.


    In some cases, upgrading Jama Connect 2015.x or earlier to Jama Connect 8.x caused dates to update without editing due to a UTC change. This release resolves this issue. 

    SOS-DEF-4623 You can now successfully import relationships when migrating from
    IBM Rational DOORS.


    Known Issues

    Known Issue in Test Center: With Chrome v.80 (the latest as of 2/04/20) the test steps will not render correctly in the test execution window. Users may temporarily see missing step borders and misaligned or hidden information. Users can resize the window and the test step table will show up correctly. If possible, please avoid updating to Chrome v.80 until the fix is released in Jama Connect 8.48.

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    Jama Connect 8.46 Cloud

    Release date AU/US/EMEA: 2020/01/17

    New Signature Identifier in Baselines

    • Baselines that have signatures have a new icon in the baseline explorer, making it easier to identify which baselines/reviews have one or more signatures applied. 
    • Baselines with a signature can no longer be deleted. The signatures must be revoked first.
    • If the source for a baseline has been deleted from the project, users trying to create a new baseline or review from the baseline explorer will receive a message explaining that the source has been deleted. 

      New Comment Chart in Reviews

      Open comments by comment type can now be seen from the Review Center Stats Item Progress tab

      Consistency Updates to License Usage Chart

      The chart displaying float creator use within the administration module has been updated to address that the display of dates is in UTC in an effort to remove confusion when comparing usage across time zones. The times indicate UTC and the user's offset to UTC is indicated in the description below the chart.

      Updates from Customer Feedback

      • Filter logic has a "NONE" option in addition to applying "ALL" and "ANY" of the filter conditions to create the results set.
      • The options to Delete in Risk Management Center have been changed to "Delete rows" and "Delete analysis" to avoid confusion for Moderators and Risk Administrators. When a Moderator goes to delete a risk analysis, the focus is placed on the cancel button versus the delete confirmation to avoid inadvertent deletion of an analysis. 

      Resolved Issues

      SOS-DEF-450      Administration: License detail graph is showing incorrect date. (SOS-BUG-553)
      SOS-DEF-4484    Reviews are closing prematurely
      SOS-DEF-4531    Security - XSS cross scripting issue
      SOS-DEF-4534    SAML eSignature: unhelpful user message, needs clarity and direction to check for popup blocker
      SOS-DEF-4557    List view filtering menus "view all" option only displaying a maximum of 10 results
      SOS-DEF-4584    Getting versions for items via REST API causes spike in CPU utilization

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      Jama Connect 8.45 Cloud

      Release date AU/US/EMEA: 2020/01/03


      Electronic Signatures Updates

      Sign With Your Company's SSO

      We are excited to announce that customers using SSO/SAML now have the ability to electronically sign reviews and baselines. You do not need to make any administrative changes or have your IT apply any updates.

      Create or pick an existing baseline in any project, click on the Add signature option and complete the sign in request. After successfully signing the baseline, you can revoke your signature and delete the baseline. Please reference the User Guide for details.

      Note: The application is required to open a new window with your company's sign in screen. If you are attempting to sign electronically and you do not see this window, check your browser's pop-up blocker.


      Signature Details Now Visible When Finalizing a Review

      When electronic signatures are configured for reviews, users will see recently introduced signature meaning and signer role (if applicable) when finalizing a review. 

      If the organization utilizes SSO for authentication, the Approve and sign button will trigger the your company's sign in window to re-authenticate in order to apply an electronic signature.

      As part of these improvements, we've streamlined the error messages to the user, removed buttons that should not be available for certain use cases and added links to the user guide for more information.


      Review Export

      Users are now able to export directly from a review to PDF or MS Word. The review export is configured to include a title page, participants section (which includes electronic signature information if applicable), the items included in the review and the item comments.

      Additional Clarity in Review Stats Page

      Multiple changes have been made to the Participant Progress tab contained in the Review Center Stats page in 8.45.

      Users will now see:

      • Participant details that include moderator(s) of the review, an option to email the moderator(s), approvers or all participants directly, participant counts, the voting subject (if applicable) and the revision start and end date.
      • Approver status and reviewer status charts will now be displayed in bar graphs versus pie charts.
      • Status by review participant will be displayed in one table that contains all of the approval information, electronic signatures and participant progress in the review. The previous version had two tables that the user had to toggle to see all of this information.


      Additional Clarity in Baseline Organization

      The option to add a baseline is now limited to the source and the available options and language are simpler.

      Add and Edit Baseline Modal Language Changes
      • Changed 'Baseline name' to 'Name'
      • Changed 'Baseline description' to 'Description'


      New Activity for Baselines Created from a Review

      An activity will be shown in the project and on the baseline when it was created from a review. The activity will include a link to the baseline.


      Permission Updates

      Updates to Presentation

      Differences between User Roles and Access Permissions have been clarified.

      Baseline Permission Updates

      Users with write permission to a project, will now be able to:

      • Create new baselines
      • Delete, edit or restore baselines they created

      Project administrators will continue to have the ability to manage any baseline in the project.  


      Content Within Documents Over 25MB Will No Longer Be Searchable

      Historically, documents' contents have been included in the search index data regardless of file size. To increase efficiency of indexing processes, this previously unbounded size limit has received a size cap of 25MB. Jama will continue to accept files of any size as attachments and description text and names of the attachments will continue to be searchable. 

      Content within a ZIP or similar archive will continue to be omitted from the search.


      Updates from Customer Feedback

      We received a lot of positive feedback following the addition of links to baselines and reviews within an item's version history and some suggestions to help with usability.

      • Single item view's version widget will show baseline/reviews in the order they were created (newest to oldest).
      • If a review has been deleted, the link in single item view's version widget will become disabled.
      • When a user creates a review from a baseline, the Review Wizard will open in a new browser window. This will ensure the user will not lose where they were working before being taken to Reviews. 
      • Exports can now be created in PDF format.  
      • Tooltips in the Explorer Tree now show the name of the item, rather than the item type. 


      New API Endpoints: Disclose Sets of Relationship Rules

      We have added the ability for API GET requests to supply Relationship Rule Sets to assist with integration processes.

      Resolved Issues

      • SOS-DEF-1777 User can create multiple signatures by clicking multiple times in "Review Complete" window.
      • SOS-DEF-2475 Password change error received "Incomplete reply from the server" because of MS SafeLinks.
      • SOS-DEF-4523 The horizontal scroll bar is not present when expanding an image in an item description box.
      • SOS-DEF-713   Review Center Stats Report cuts off time in date section. (SOS-BUG-1088)
      • SOS-DEF-4548 Viewing comments or connected users results in HTTP Status 400 Bad request (Chrome v. 79 and MS Edge Chromium)

      Known Issues

      In some circumstances, some unicode special characters may not generate properly when exported to PDF.


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      Jama Connect 8.44 Cloud

      Release date AU/US/EMEA: 2019/11/22

      Improved Baseline Handling

      Undo Baseline Deletion 

      Users that may have accidentally deleted a baseline can now quickly undo the deletion by selecting Undo in the confirmation message. (You can also still restore a baseline deletion in the activity stream.)


      Track Baseline Name Changes

      Previously, when a baseline name was edited, it would update all activities with the new name, making it hard to track name changes in the activity stream. Now you can tell when the name of a baseline has been changed because the baseline ID stays the same and the name is updated.


      More Clarity in Baseline Organization

      Baselines have been grouped in source folders with other baselines that are made up of the same items. (For example, baselines created from a set of items, and from a review of the same set of items would appear in the same source folder.) "Source folders" are now called "sources." They now have a green barrel-shaped icon to distinguish them and their unique behavior from folders.



      Improved Review Organization and Reporting

      More Clarity in Review Statistics

      In a review, select Review > Stats to see three separate tabs of information:

      • Participant progress for this version
      • Item progress for this version
      • Review activity across versions

      Under the newly refreshed Item Progress tab you can see:

      • total items
      • item types contained
      • average time spent
      • version with start and end date
      • approval status chart



      Export Review Audit History

      Under the Review activity tab, you can now select Export to download a document that meets the FDA requirement for "generating accurate and complete copies of records in both human readable and electronic format suitable for inspection, review, and copying by the agency."


      Sample output:


      Velocity Report Changes

      The changes mentioned in previous releases are going live with this release.


      • A new proxy is inserted between Velocity reports and the database, making the connection more secure. Only methods known to be in use will be included in the proxy. Methods and sub-functions which perform or allow database-level modification are excluded from the proxy.
      • Velocity reports are simplified, making the creation of new reports easier.
      • New proxies or changes to the released proxies will be reviewed on a case by case basis for inclusion in future updates to the Jama Connect service.
      • In the Velocity documentation, the previous error when searching for classes has been fixed.

      All existing Cloud reports are converted to the new format and should require no action by Jama Connect users.


      API Version Sunset Announcement

      The release of Jama Connect 8.44 marks the beginning of a sunset period for the REST endpoint '/latest'.

      Originally, when a new version was released, the /latest endpoint would cycle the architecture underneath to the most recent version publicly available. This way developers would not have to keep updating the version. However, an organization that was not prepared for this might experience breaking changes. To remove this risk, the /latest endpoint is being removed and replaced with unique named/numbered revisions going forward. 


      • With this release, no new features or bug fixes will be released to /latest (though we will still correct breaking change behavior).
      • Beginning 05/22/2020, all tools connected to/latest are at risk of version removal and service outage. (This date may vary slightly.)
      • There are more details on the Jama Community.

      Impact on Jama Connect users and Integrators:

      • Since this is a proactive change, and versions /latest and /v1 share the same schema, a simple search and replace in any integrations, code or properties, should bring you up to date.
      • All integrations and scripts that use the /latest endpoint will be impacted.
      • These changes will not happen automatically and require end user interaction.

      Sample migration change:

      A call to Jama asking for all items in sample project 57 would change

      Resolved Issues

      SOS-DEF-765  Editing date field (custom and pre-defined) is inconsistently saved when date format is changed to dd/mm/yyyy. (SOS-BUG-1069)
      SOS-DEF-1447 Time zone is incorrect in Review deadline on Windows client for CEST customers.
      SOS-DEF-4509 Boolean parameters are not being populated when "Context Sensitive" is selected for Velocity reports.
      SOS-DEF-4513 Velocity Report: getId() function for the Organization class is missing.

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      Jama Connect 8.43 Cloud

      Release date AU/US/EMEA: 2019/10/25


      Improved Baseline Management

      Restore a Deleted Baseline

      A project administrator can now restore a single baseline, or group of baselines from the same source, by selecting Restore in the activity stream.

      Restored baselines appear in their original location and are highlighted in blue. Restoration activity is also logged in the activity stream at both the project level and inside baselines. 

      Baseline IDs

      All baselines now display a unique and non-editable identifier that is generated when the baseline is created. 

      Updated the Language from Baseline Folder to Baseline Source

      Baseline folders are not items like the folders used in the Explorer Tree. To avoid confusion, the container holding multiple baselines is now called a "source". 

      Improved Reviews 

      Audit History Available Within the Review

      A record of important review activities is now available in a new tab under Stats. Creation date, version updates and changes to moderators are now easily accessible.

      Activities Included:

      • Review creation
      • Publishing a new revision
      • Review close — both manual and when a review automatically closes at the deadline date and time
      • Review reopen
      • Review archived
      • Review deleted
      • Review marked as approved
      • Electronic signatures being applied as part of approving a review with electronic signatures enabled in the review settings
      • Signature revoked

      Signature activities will also display the signer role, if configured in the review settings.


      Reviews With Electronic Signatures Can No Longer Be Deleted

      Due to feedback from our users, reviews with electronic signatures can no longer be deleted. Reviews with signatures can still be archived.

      In a review, when a moderator tries to select Actions > Delete review, they will see that the review cannot be deleted when an electronic signature is active.

      Under Reviews > Table view, moderators and review administrators will also see that the button to delete reviews has been disabled when a review has an active electronic signature.

      EXCEPTION: This does not apply to project deletion. When administrators delete an entire project, the reviews associated with that project will also be deleted, even if they have an electronic signature.


      Improved Trace View Item Detail

      The right panel in Trace View shows readability improvements.

      REST API Updates

      Swagger Default Changed from 'Latest' to 'v1'

      In preparation for future REST API version work, Jama's Swagger has updated its default REST version from 'latest' to 'v1'.
      Use of named revisions such as 'v1' ensure that development teams retain control of version use as new versions are released, where "latest' is a rolling version which requires complex development solutions. 

      How does this impact developers?
      A change of default in Swagger will not change the way your current API Calls will function, it simply presents a more sustainable revision to first time users of Jama's REST API. Developers may still manually add 'latest' to the Swagger endpoint in order to test calls and generate Curl requests.

      Restored and Enhanced GET / Filter Endpoint

      Fixes a breaking change (SOS-DEF-2748) where private filters became hidden by default.

      • Private filters of the authenticated user will be included in the result set as expected.
      • Adds an optional parameter to dictate Public only, Private only, or both. (enhancement)
      • There are NO CHANGES to result schema.

      Resolved Issues

      SOS-DEF-2403    When publishing a new revision of a review, the related items checkboxes don't honor the settings you selected.
      SOS-DEF-4436    Selecting a date in the reviews wizard calendar does not respect the dd/mm/yy format configured (e.g. EMEA customers see US date format, not what they configured).
      SOS-DEF-4447    Chemistry editor icon is missing from the Rich Text Editor.
      SOS-DEF-4444    Links to reviews in the Single Item View versions widget are only active when the user is a moderator of the review.

      Known Issues

      SOS-DEF-4448: 'Review Center Stats' report doesn't display correct sequence of items in 'Items in Review' section. 

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      Jama Connect 8.42 Cloud

      Release date AU/US/EMEA: 2019/09/27


      Reviews: Improved Usability and Compliance

      The following feature requests and usability improvements will ensure compliance and improve efficiency when setting up a new review.

      • View Related Items: When defining your review and selecting content, you can choose to make related items visible.

      • Smarter Default Settings: All review settings have been moved to a single page. All reviews now default to public with electronic signatures enabled.

      • Easier and More Compliant Assignments: Participants now default to "approver" as their review role. With signer roles enabled, moderators can assign a specific capacity for an electronic signature, making electronic signatures more compliant with FDA 21 CFR Part 11 (signer role names are derived from group names).

      • Dynamic Notifications: The system now builds different email invitations that reflect individual participant's review and signer roles. Email also contains the default signature meaning "I approve this review."


      Find All Baselines and Reviews for an Item 

      You can now select Versions in the side toolbar to open the bottom panel and find links to all baselines and reviews for each version of an item. The review or baseline must still exist and, for reviews, users must have been invited to the review for the link to work. 


      Single Item View Uses Top Labels

      New label positioning and capitalization provide space for field content, distinguish labels from content and resolve issues with labels wrapping mid-word.


      Additional Layer of Signature Protection

      When a review has been electronically signed, any review baselines that have been created from that review can no longer be deleted. 


      Velocity Report Changes

      With 8.42, you can now access upcoming changes in the Velocity reporting process. To enhance security, remove risk with post-release report changes, and simplify the creation of new reports, we are releasing a new version of the Velocity engine.

      This new Velocity:

      • Uses a series of proxy functions which create a contract against the service code.
      • Removes all functions which allow reports to write to the database as it circumvents any Jama Connect methods to protect client information.
      • Dramatically simplifies the Velocity objects making for smaller, and easier-to-write reports.
      The changes to Velocity must be turned on by Support for Cloud Jama Connect instances -- when active, any existing reports will be automatically modified in memory to minimize steps required for administrators. 

      Community Information and FAQ located:

       Permanent change -

      • For Cloud users, old Velocity will be removed from Jama Connect beginning with v8.44
        • 100% coverage of scenarios exists barring unsafe methods removed from the service.


      Resolved Issues

      SOS-DEF-1656: Shouldn't be able to select Add baseline once modal is open.

      SOS-DEF-2407: Adding a comment with Enter key in Add Signature to Baselines or Reviews displays unwanted text in the comment.

      SOS-DEF-2430: Creating a baseline from multiple individual items can break a review.

      SOS-DEF-4348: Items not reindexed when code intended.

      SOS-DEF-4390: Error occurs while importing Word or Excel files.

      SOS-DEF-4394: Blank page is displayed when clicking on related items link of the created review. 

      SOS-DEF-4410: Spinner animation in Single Item View save button doesn't stop spinning.

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      Jama Connect 8.41 Cloud

      Release date AU/US/EMEA: 2019/09/06

      Risk Traceability

      For customers with Risk Management licensing, Jama Connect now offers visibility to items that are linked to risks across the application. In most views (excluding reviews and baselines), you can configure fields to add the risk core field and see risk linked items in the context of Reading, List or Trace View and their exports. Additionally, selecting the risk icon opens a side panel where you can see the analyses and the risk IDs where the item is linked. Select those links to navigate to the associated risk or analysis.

      Improved Image Options in Rich Text Editor

      • When expanding an image to see it at full size, the system will now use a white background instead of black for better clarity.
      • Images larger than the browser window can be scrolled.
      • For self-hosted customers, the file attachment allowlist will now be honored for the Rich Text Editor. This means file types such as SVG can now be added according to your IT security policies.


      Baseline Defaults to List View

      Due to popular demand, the default view for a selected baseline has been changed to the list of baselined items. Select the home icon to access baseline details.


      Column Resizing in Risk Analyses

      You can now click and drag to adjust the column width in risk analyses to fit your data and improve readability.

      Resolved Issues

      SOS-DEF-4365/SOS-DEF-530/SOS-BUG-1013    Single Item View's link widget does not show more than 20 links.

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      Jama Connect 8.40 Cloud

      Release date AU: 2019/08/02
      Release date US/EMEA: 2019/08/02

      Risk/Benefit Analysis 

      With the added EVALUATE RISKS column, your team can add necessary notes about each risk during a risk/benefit analysis. 

      Resolved Issues

      Inconsistent Validation of the Custom URL Field

      Customers reported difficulty with integrations and data entry into the custom URL due to inconsistent validation and limitation to the format of This includes:

      SOS-DEF-3992 Custom URL field requirements are more stringent on adding than on editing.

      SOS-DEF-318 URL Field validation was updated to require format. (SOS-BUG-520) 

      SOS-DEF-2313 Updating an item's URL field with REST API doesn't work unless the URL includes .com.

      Other Resolved Issues

      SOS-DEF-1584 Calculated fields are not re-calculated when a related item is updated.
      SOS-DEF-2874 Calculated field adds values from related items that were deleted.
      SOS-DEF-4263 Custom field Flag defaults to "False" on pre-existing items but the actual value is null.
      SOS-DEF-4294 Folder has "phantom" status when imported through the Data Import Wizard.
      SOS-DEF-4338 Horizontal scrollbar overlaps SET RANKINGS and ADJUST RANKINGS on risk analysis.
      SOS-DEF-4341 Updating license does not take effect consistently.

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      Jama Connect 8.39 Cloud

      Release date AU: 2019/07/12
      Release date US/EMEA: 2019/07/13

      Traceability from Risk Management to Project Items

      You can now see what risks and analyses have links to an item from Single Item View. When enabled by an administrator, this feature shows a count of linked risks next to a flame icon.

      You can select the name of a risk analysis to be taken to that analysis, or select a specific risk ID and you will see that risk highlighted in blue in context of the analysis. 

      REST API: Improved Batch Delete Restoration

      When performing batch deletes, the previous restoration process required "all or nothing" restorations. With the improved API, you can restore individual child items without having to restore the entire batch deletion.

      Note: Restoration of a child item will necessarily restore its parent container. Also, this restore does not block future restoration of other child items.


      Resolved Issues

      SOS-DEF-529:          Review item fields are not in the correct order in Reading View or Single Item View. (SOS-BUG-813)
      SOS-DEF-1640:        Comment count in List View does not update to reflect the correct count after a comment is deleted.
      SOS-DEF-4258:        User is unable to move a set to the root of the project via API. 
      SOS-DEF-4265:        Bar charts on dashboard are not sorting in requested order, but rather by number of results.
      SOS-DEF-4268:        Expanding the Change project dialogue box results in empty white space in expanded area.
      SOS-DEF-4308:        User can enter too large of search string for adding links in Risk Management.

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      Jama Connect 8.38 Cloud

      Release date: 2019/06/07 US/EMEA/AU

      Keep Track of Risks

      Risk IDs are now visible at the beginning of each row in a risk analysis. You cannot edit or customize risk IDs, but you can sort them in ascending or descending order by selecting the column header.

      REST API Non-Breaking Changes Migrated from /labs to /v1


           POST /projects/{projectId}/itemtypes/{itemTypeId}

           DELETE /projects/{projectId}/itemtypes/{itemTypeId}

           POST /itemtypes/

           POST /itemtypes/{itemTypeId}/fields

      Resolved Issues

      SOS-DEF-955      Sorting by project in the reviews table view does not sort alphabetically.
      SOS-DEF-2034 Swagger does not work when customer is using reverse proxy, potentially affecting integrations.
      SOS-DEF-2250 Related items links are missing from a review after being converted to another item type. 
      SOS-DEF-2687 User is able to create tag names in the REST API that exceed the maximum length limit.
      SOS-DEF-2688 When entering an invalid request in GET for files in the REST API, validation status does not display.
      SOS-DEF-3022 Trace View filters misalign when right panel is extended toward the left side.
      SOS-DEF-4233 A filter that contains common characters after percent encoding (eg. %20) displays incorrect filter name in Trace View.
      SOS-DEF-4248 POST /itemstypes allows users to synchronize disallowed widgets.
      JA-DEF-131 Velocity reports randomly fail in clustered environments. 

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      Jama Connect 8.37 Cloud

      Release date: 2019/05/10 US/EMEA/AU

      More Efficient User Picker

      The current user is now located at the top of the user picker for quicker selection.

      REST API Non-Breaking Changes Migrated from /labs to /v1


           GET /activities - includes additional events and item type data


           POST /picklists
           DELETE /picklists/{picklistId}


      Resolved Issues

      SOS-DEF-378:    Text items can be related to regular items through the Explorer Tree, but not through search. (MAIN-BUG-328, SOS-BUG-327).
      SOS-DEF-488:    Unable to resize the column farthest to the right in List View if all the columns fit within the browser window. (SOS-BUG-542)
      SOS-DEF-492:   Style inconsistencies exist in rich text tables.
      SOS-DEF-531:    Item notification links change once new revision is published. (SOS-BUG-787)
      SOS-DEF-602:    Selecting Projects while in Admin does not display the last project in the list if you have 15+ projects/folders. (SOS-BUG-949)
      SOS-DEF-620:    In Admin > Collaboration settings, "Only allow emails with these email domains" doesn't allow domains with symbols such as "-" or "_". (SOS-BUG-605)
      SOS-DEF-633:    List View filter facet does not filter out results when exported. (SOS-BUG-802)
      SOS-DEF-672:    User can't scroll through item type dropdown when using Actions > Convert to. (SOS-BUG-719)
      SOS-DEF-1148:    Lookup fields are auto-populated, on item creation, even though no pick list option is set to "Default".
      SOS-DEF-1790:    Update moderators is not available from the Actions menu in a review when "Let approvers add reviewers" is unchecked.
      SOS-DEF-2134:    Custom fields of type URL give an "invalid URL" error if input contains ":" symbol.
      SOS-DEF-2231:    User is not notified when filter searches containing embedded filters reach top limit and search results are affected.
      SOS-DEF-2257:    Tags with a name starting with "#" do not open when selected.
      SOS-DEF-2986:    Single Item View of reviews reformats various text options so that they don't match the item.
      SOS-DEF-2992:    Export from Trace View generated by a search with spaces returns empty results.
      SOS-DEF-3068:    Users with ø letter or umlauts in their first/last names will not be displayed correctly in the User Profile link.
      SOS-DEF-3093:   Pie chart value "Max Elements to Show" displays less one option that what's configured.
      SOS-DEF-4072:    System Health Report email links' destinations are incorrect.

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      Jama Connect 8.36 Cloud

      Release date cloud: 2019/04/13 US/EMEA/AU 

      Risk Management Center:  FMEA Templates

      • FMEA templates in Risk Management:  A new FMEA starter template is available for risk administrators to create custom templates to support conducting Failure Mode and Effects Analyses in Jama Connect. This template was created based on feedback from our customers, consultants, and knowledge of the IEC 60812 standard.  

      Risk Management Center:  Usability 

      • Risk analyses can now be filtered by keyword to help users find the analysis they're looking for. 
      • With the changes to how risk level calculations are displayed (as of 8.35) and the introduction of FMEA, the filter panel in the risk analysis allows users to view and focus their filter criteria. 

      • Risk analysis and template names are now editable inline, in order to be consistent with the editing experience in the Trace View. 
      • All input field definitions are exported with a risk analysis in MS Excel. Previously only rankings and matrices were exported in the Definitions tab. 
      • On the risk management home page, users can now page through their available analyses using the "Load more" functionality seen on the Jama Connect Home page. "Load more" works for both recently viewed risk analyses and bookmarked analyses. 
      • Users can now see an indication of risk analyses that are currently locked for editing by another user on the risk management home page. 
      • Risk administrators can now choose up to 12 options for a risk matrix -- previously, only six options were available.  

      WIRIS MathType for Airgap/Self-Hosted 

      • Self-hosted customers with a requirement to keep traffic inside their firewall can now get a MathType license that allows you to use MathType from a local MathType server.  This way users can enter math and chemistry equations in Rich Text fields, without calls or responses outside your protected environment.   

      Learn More Tab Update 

      The "Learn more" tab has been updated to provide links to helpful Jama Connect content. 

      Resolved Issues 

      SOS-DEF-403, MAIN-BUG-357, SOS-BUG-342:  Reviewer will receive an error when attempting to delete a comment of type Proposed Change in Review Center. 
      SOS-DEF-476, MAIN-BUG-145, SOS-BUG-249:  Data in Word export doesn't include fields that exist in downstream items if the field doesn't exist on the exported item. 
      SOS-DEF-635, SOS-BUG-847:  Unable to save a sub-item from created from an item that is locked by workflow. 
      SOS-DEF-1088:  Relationship status column not showing correct value in Dashboard and Coverage Explorer. 
      SOS-DEF-1201:  'Switch Direction' option from the Visual layout view of the Relationship widget does not work and user prompted with incorrect message: "You don't have permissions to perform this action". 
      SOS-DEF-1961:  Exporting Word templates in .docx format results in a .doc export. 
      SOS-DEF-2153:  Approvers who do not have read access to the project will receive an incorrect permissions error when approving any item that has an Item of Type field. 
      SOS-DEF-2340:  Self-hosted Replicated installs JMX (Java Monitoring) will not work for Elasticsearch and Diff services. 
      SOS-DEF-2469:  Mail Merge <<Project>> field on related items does not work when exporting from List/Reading View. 
      SOS-DEF-2524:  If the threshold of active creator licenses is reached, new users can't be added to Jama via Crowd sync. 
      SOS-DEF-2774:  Refresh button is not working from Review Center Stats view. 

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      Jama Connect 8.35 Cloud

      Release date AU: 2019/03/15 
      Release date US/EMEA:2019/03/16

      Risk Management Center Updates

      New capabilities have been added to Risk Management Center so you can:

      • Bookmark analyses to keep important ones at the top of the list.

      • Filter analyses by user's role.

      • Add multiple links on alltextfields.

      • Customize risk value levels (numbers or text) for your risk analysis process.

      • Modify columns in the risk analysis template by changing the name, description, and allowing links.

      Reading View Improvements 

      We have changed Reading View text sizes, styling, and spacing to bring 25-30% more content onto each screen. This improves readability and saves time, especially for those who write each requirement as a short statement instead of longer prose. 

      Item Type Widgets Removed 

      The support has ended for item type widgets "Selenium" & "Test Results (legacy)" and you can no longer configure them. 


      Projects Dashboard Updated  

      The project dashboard has been updated to bring more clarity and align styles with Jama Analyze. 


      Resolved Issues  

      SOS-DEF-1068    Authentication: Crowd sync fails if a group and user in that group are deleted before the next crowd sync. 
      SOS-DEF-1576    Review Center "Copy Link" is a different URL than just clicking on a review, leads to a "Oh no!" page. 
      SOS-DEF-2521    Crowd sync fails completely if there is at least one invalid user in the Crowd database. 
      SOS-DEF-2697    LDAP sync fails if any Jama accounts have associated LDAP entries without last name. 
      SOS-DEF-4056    System report "Test Plan Summary" fails with error when exported to Word. 
      SOS-DEF-4060    Inconsistent HTML tags display in steps of Test Runs even though Rich Text is enabled. 
      SOS-DEF-4070    Null pointer exception/500 error may occur when trying to access parts of the application that use thebackingOrgLicenseCache. 

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      Jama Connect 8.34 Cloud

      AU release date: 2019/02/15
      US/EMEA release date: 2019/02/16 

      Improved Security 

      Annual Security Penetration Evaluation Completed 

      • Focus primarily on removing potential cross scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities 

      Upgraded to OpenJDK from Oracle JDK 

      • Required to remain in alignment with new Oracle licensing changes and continue receiving security updates 
      • Regression testing showed all systems function as expected after this upgrade 


      Resolved Issues

      SOS-DEF-1916    Editing a CKeditor field from List View removes content between angle brackets. 
      SOS-DEF-2374    While inline editing in List View, when pressing enter, the cursor focus no longer steps down to the next row’s field on the same column. 
      SOS-DEF-3099    Progress bar gets stuck for Word exports with images on newer Ubuntu versions via Velocity reports. 
      SOS-DEF-3125    Keyboard input sometimes does not show up in the comment box when doing @mentions with IE11 and > ~1200 users. 
      SOS-DEF-3143    Relating multiple items at a time results in non-deterministic paginated sorting. 
      SOS-DEF-3991    REST API "GET Upstream/Downstream related items" has non-deterministic sort order. 


      Known Issues

      SOS-DEF-4049 DaisyDiff in Java 11 environment compares HTML with different results than Java 8 environment.
      SOS-DEF-4053 User cannot un-subscribe from an item from the Actions menu in the Single Item View.

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      Jama Connect 8.33 Cloud

      Release date AU: 2019/01/11
      Release date US/EMEA: 2019/01/12

      Risk Management is Here! 

      Now, your organization can use Jama Connect to organize and conduct a risk analysis for your products.

      • Comes with a starter template based on ISO 14971. A user with risk administrator permissions can modify templates to adapt to your needs.

      • Risk moderators create an analysis from the template and invite participants.

      • Add links to Jama Connect items to document risk control.

      • Export the analysis to Excel.

      Risk Management requires additional licensing for your organization, as well as creator, stakeholder or test runner licenses for all risk management participants. Contact your Jama Software account manager for more information.


      Resolved Issues

      SOS-DEF-764: In List View, inline editing a predefined date field does not save the value.

      SOS-DEF-3044: Batch edits of multi-select fields will save different content than the user selected. 

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      Jama Connect 8.32 Cloud

      Release date: 2018/11/09 US/EMEA

      New Capabilities

      Jama's SAML service is now available for use by self-hosted customers; see the FAQ for details.


      Resolved Issues

      SOS-DEF-2494: GET /tags/{id}/items returns unexpected results.
      SOS-DEF-2934: All notifications from Reviews fail to be generated for data sets with multiple organizations.
      SOS-DEF-2990: Trace view relationships not displaying for users without explicit Read permissions.
      SOS-DEF-3011: Trial import failing in Jama Analyze from Jama Connect due to deleted historical data involving GET "/rest/labs/activities". 

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      Jama Connect 8.31 Cloud

      Release date: 2018/10/12 AU
      Release date: 2018/10/13 US/EMEA
      Jama Cloud has been updated.

      New Capabilities

      Filter Trace View

      Items often have multiple upstream or downstream relationships to other items of different item types. This can make analyzing relationships for context, completion, or correctness difficult.  You can now filter the items you see in Trace View by item type. This way you can better focus on the relationships you want to analyze.

      Username and Password Required for Electronic Signatures

      Jama Connect continues to help customers focused on achieving compliance with CRF Part 11. When leaving an electronic signature in reviews or baselines, users are now required to enter a username and password.

      Resolved Issues

      SOS-DEF-1354:  For projects with many attachments, loading images embedded in items is intermittently slow on the Cloud environment.

      SOS-DEF-2864: Jama UI may show user a Session Expired dialog, but a background HTTP GET call keeps the user session alive.

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      Jama Connect 8.30 Cloud

      Release date: 2018/09/14 AU
      2018/09/15 EMEA/US


      Resolved Issues

      SOS-DEF-2780: There is an inconsistency in ordering between baseline list view and the baseline due to change in globalSortOrder, affecting report output. 

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      Jama Connect 8.29 Cloud

      Release Date: 2018/08/17 AU
      2018/08/18 EMEA/US

      Resolved Issues

      SOS-DEF-390: Imported items from Excel that include dates will populate date field with the day prior to actual data.

      SOS-DEF-2669: Field mappings are not visible in the JIRA Connector.

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      Jama Connect 8.28 Cloud

      Release Date: 2018/07/20 AU
      2018/07/21 EMEA/US



      REST API

            • Jama Connect GET /filters endpoint now has ability to specify filter scope and projectID is optional
            • Last Activity Date option to v1/filters/{id}/results endpoints to allow better filtering scope control



      SOS-DEF-2095: Organization administrator may receive an exception when trying to edit a user group.
      SOS-DEF-2386: REST API: GET /baselines/{baselineId}/versioneditems/{itemId}/versionedrelationships is slow on larger data sets.
      SOS-DEF-2440: Reuse and Sync tool will create duplicate relationships when certain options are selected.

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      Jama Connect 8.27 Cloud

      Release Date: 2018/06/22 AU
      2018/06/23 EMEA/US



      Accessibility improvements for keyboard editing in Projects > List View.



      SOS-DEF-2139: Forgot Password email not sent. 

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      Jama Connect 8.26 Cloud

      Release Date: 2018/06/01 AU
      2018/06/02 EMEA/US

      New Capabilities

      Accessibility improvements: improved support for keyboard navigation for fields in the single item view, both in viewing and edit modes.

      Resolved Issues

      SOS-DEF-1830: Wrong filter results may be returned if embedded filters contain a Global ID rule.

      SOS-DEF-1995: Filters containing "Has Test Case" condition for Test Run item type return 0 results.

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      Jama Connect 8.25 Cloud

      Release Date: 2018/04/27

      Introducing Jama Analyze

      Build on product development data your teams are generating from other tools — like Jama Connect, Jira, and GitHub — to get a far-reaching view  performance across teams. Learn more.

      New Capabilities

      Verification and Validation

      Now, your organization can more easily create, view and review test data. Here are the changes:

            • Test runs in Trace View: Quality Engineers and Product Development leaders can now see your test data in the larger context of verification and validation. 


            • Test Data in Reviews: Now both your test plan approach and your results can be reviewed and signed as part of your quality process. Simply select Send for review from the test plan or test cycle menus. You can also send a single test run for review.


            • Test Runner License: This new tailor-made license gives testers all the permissions they need to create test plans, execute tests, and manage defects. 
            • Restore Test Run Order: This new button restores the original order after sorting with columns. For older data, a project reindex may be required to properly restore the order.

      CKEditor Upgrade to Version 4.9 Brings Rich Text Enhancements

      Copy/Paste and Image Support
      • Paste text and images from MS Office (Word or Excel) and most formatting is maintained. (Note: This does not apply when using Safari.)
      • Images are inline and automatically added to the item as attachments.
      • Toolbar copy/paste buttons are now replaced with keyboard options. When pasting, a bubble notification will appear with keyboard options.
      • The browser's native spell check is now accessible: cmd or ctrl + right-click.

      Table Support

      • Now you can select, copy and paste cells (rather than the content) more like Excel.

      • For editing, the pencil icon has been replaced with the more familiar in-context right-click trigger.


      • Easily add a blank line above or below a table. When a table is directly against the edge of a rich text field, blue highlights guide you to select a button and add a line. No more hunting for the edge of a table!


      Improved User Guide

            • Help documentation has been deep cleaned and reorganized with users in mind.
            • Features include an improved glossary, "quick find" topics and sections for project, organization and system administrators.
            • A new content management system allows for more efficient updates, better search display and more clear and accurate content.

      REST API

      • New category "DEFECT" available on item types. If set, then will be returned in v1 via  / . These updates can be found in the REST API Lab.
      • - PUT and PATCH updates. These are located in labs as the changes are considered breaking for the existing v1 versions. The intent is to have the updates align with the item type field configuration and not mimic the Test Execution UI. Custom field updates are included.a
      • ctivities - New event types to provide more refined detail.  BATCH_CREATE, BATCH_UPDATE,   BATCH_DELETE,  COPY,  BATCH_COPY, MOVE


                    SOS-DEF-993: New user on-boarding flow does not provide password strength hints, so users get stuck trying to enter Jama for the first time.

                    SOS-DEF-1362: Save New Item or Add Related shows a ghost modal that shows up after a user selects Save.

                    SOS-DEF-1552: Insert New button in List and Reading View is not enabled.

                    SOS-DEF-1666: When exporting Test Runs that contain rich text test steps, HTML is visible in the report.

                    SOS-DEF-1814: Rows do not line up in Trace View.

                    SOS-DEF-1901: Test case status does not display in Related Item pop-up.

                    SOS-DEF-2093: Clearing the value of pre-defined date fields will set the date to 12/31/1969.

                    SOS-DEF-2169: Update Moderator button is not visible in the Review Center Table View.

                    SOS-DEF-219/MAIN-BUG-360/SOS-BUG-209: Adding widgets to some item types will throw error "Item Type Key XX is already being used by Item Type: YY."

                    SOS-DEF-2307: When using a custom field, numbered and bullet lists do not display correctly in Reading View.

                    SOS-DEF-2312: While viewing a Test Run in item or reading view, HTML tags appear if created from a test case with Rich Text steps.

                    SOS-DEF-2460: Review Center Compare function may through illegible error.

                    SOS-DEF-2466: User who has not defined a Current Project by viewing will receive NullPointerException on filters with "is under" operator.

                  SOS-DEF-2495: Browser freezes on reviews that contain an item with deleted text that was previously highlighted.

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          Version 8.24.3

          Release Date Cloud: 2018/03/24
          No Express release

          New Capabilities

          No new capabilities included with this release.

          Resolved Issues

          SOS-DEF-2399: Item of Type fields do not display in Review Center Reading View.
          SOS-DEF-2395: Content in rich text field is shifted to the left inReview Center Reading View (IE only).
          SOS-DEF-2312: While viewing a Test Run in single item or reading view, HTML tags appear in each step if rich text is enabled.
          SOS-DEF-2309: Certain users may be unable to access Review Center. Additionally, library updates have been introduced that will prevent certain front end errors from occurring in the Review Center.

          Version 8.24.2

          Release Date Express: 2018/03/02
          No Cloud release

          New capabilities

          No new capabilities included with this release.

          Resolved Issues

          SOS-DEF-2460: Review Center diff service may not initialize for self-hosted instances.

          SOS-DEF-2399: Item of Type fields do not display in Review Center Reading View.

          SOS-DEF-2395: Rich text shifted to the left in Review Center Reading View (Internet Explorer only).

          SOS-DEF-2312: While viewing a Test Run in single item or reading view, HTML tags appear in each step if run was created from a test case with rich text steps.

          Version 8.24.1

          Release Date Cloud: 2018/02/09
          No Express release

          This release includes no new capabilities; it contains an update to deployment infrastructure.

          Version 8.24

          Release Date Cloud: 2018/01/06
          Release Date Express: 2018/01/10

          New Capabilities

          Reading View

          You can now:

          • Select all test-related fields (Test steps, Test case, Test case status, Test run, Test plan, Test cycle, Time spent, and Project).
          • Export hierarchy from an advanced filter.
            • See hierarchy containers with the same styling as other items, but with a disabled checkbox.
            • Select and display fields with the gear icon.
          • Determine the order that fields will display in Projects Reading View and Single Item View (as an organization administrator).
            1. Name and Description will always appear at the top followed by
            2. Visible fields as determined in Admin > Item Types > Configure View > Project Reading View, and
            3. Hidden fields as determined in Admin > Item Types > Configure View > Project Reading View
          • See item icons next to the item ID.
          • Identify an empty Item description field with helper text, No information entered.


          For consistency and ease, Reading View in both Projects and Reviews now share a similar look and feel.


          Resolved Issues

          SOS-DEF-1651: Line breaks cause unwanted updates during Round Trip import.

          SOS-DEF-1732: In Review Center, appears on first line of text if rich text field contains line breaks.

          SOS-DEF-1942: In Review Center, if " " is found in the HTML source of selected text, highlights don't work.

          SOS-DEF-2258: SSO session renewal does not work properly for some IdPs.

          SOS-DEF-2279: In Review Center, highlighted text comment dialogue box appears off-screen when viewing full-page item.

          SOS-DEF-2304: If using IE 11, loading a dashboard widget may throw "Object doesn’t support property or method of ‘find'."


          Notes for Self-Hosted Administrators

          • We regression tested using Replicated 2.13.1 and recommend the use of the following script for the initial installation of Jama.

          curl -sSL "" | sudo bash -s no-auto

          • If you are installing Jama on a Red Hat environment, you may run into an error that is resolved by installing package. For an example of this error and the way to fix it, please see this post.

          Version 8.23

          Release Date Cloud: 2017/12/02
          Release Date Express: 2017/12/06

          New Capabilities

          You can now:

          • See changes to additional field types in Reviews Compare View, Name, Rich text, Plain text, , Multi-select, Rollup, Date, Item type, and Test steps.
          • Use Reviews Compare View in self-hosted deployments.
          • Show or hide more field types in the Projects Reading View, including Multi-select, Calculated fields, User fields, fields, Rollup, Item type, Flag, URL, and Test Steps.
          • Select the name and hierarchy numbering of a particular item in Projects Reading View to open Single Item View.

          Known Issues

          SOS-DEF-2304: If using IE11, loading a Project Dashboard with the Activity Stream widget configured and a Move Item event in the stream will result in an error. Users can select OK to continue working, but the widget will not load.

          Resolved Issues

          SOS-DEF-2261: Users receive verbose React error when attempting to access Public Reviews or reviews for which they do not have permissions.

          Notes for Self-Hosted administrators

          • We regression tested using Replicated 2.13.1 and recommend the use of the following script for the initial installation of Jama.

          curl -sSL "" | sudo bash -s no-auto

          • If you are installing Jama on a Red Hat environment, you may run into an error that is resolved by installing package. For an example of this error and the way to fix it, please see this post.

          Version 8.22.1

          Release Date Cloud: 2017/11/08
          Release Date Express: 2017/11/08

          Resolved Issues

          SOS-DEF-2244: Users without org admin permissions cannot view the relationship rule widget or add relationships in projects where rules are used.
          SOS-DEF-1503: Email notifications with HTML and inline images fail because of server cert issues.

          Version 8.22

          Release Date Cloud: 2017/11/3
          Release Date Express: 2017/11/8

          New Capabilities

          REST API

          • The newly added "labs" version introduces new endpoints and receives feedback without breaking or confusing supported versions. This version will not be officially supported and endpoints may change or be removed in future releases. The first endpoints to be released are administration related, please check the developer site for more details.

          Review Center

          • Based on user feedback, the filtering side panel is now easier to use and more consistent with.

          Reading View

          • Users are now able to toggle some of the fields contained in Single Item View to show them in the Reading View.
          • Users now have access to the following field types:
              • Text fields (rich and plain)
              • Pick lists
              • Releases
              • Date
              • Integer
          • There is an Admin configuration setting for the projects Reading View. Name and Description remain defaults, but admins can now configure settings for other fields to display the first time a user navigates to the Reading View.
          • When users toggle new fields in the Reading View, these selections persist.
          • There are slight changes to headings, font sizes, and hierarchy numbering.
          • To get this feature out to our customers sooner, we are adding these fields as read-only for now. To avoid a confusing experience, we've temporarily disabled inline editing in the Reading View until all fields have been updated and we can make some investments into the inline editing experience in this view.
          • As part of the Reading View work, pick lists have been updated in Single Item View and Reading View to display their pick list color if configured.


          End of Life

          • Unsupported v0 version of REST is no longer available with 8.22.
          • SOAP no longer available with 8.18 and the 8.20 standard release.
          • Jama connectors for Rally and TFS are no longer supported. This is not to be confused with Tasktop (JIH or TIH) as these were separately licensed products managed within Jama.

          Notes for Self-Hosted Administrators

          • Due to a bug discovered in Replicated (SOS-DEF-2086: Support Bundles are incomplete), new installations of Jama should use a cURL command that does not pull the most recent Replicated release. If you are upgrading Jama, do not upgrade Replicated first. See this article for details and the correct command. 

          Resolved Issues

          SOS-DEF-1241: Newly created diagram does not display in IE 11; shows image symbol.

          SOS-DEF-2038: Velocity images "floating" in HTML reports (show up in location in Word export).

          SOS-DEF-2137: Rich text in Test Steps field does not honor HTML cleaner setting. 

          Version 8.21

          Release Date Cloud: 2017/10/7
          Release Date Express: 2017/10/11


          New Capabilities

          • Jama Software Cloud SAML SSO supports SHA256 (available once your SAML service has been migrated the Support team)

          Notes for Self-Hosted Administrators

          • Due to a bug discovered in Replicated (SOS-DEF-2086: Support Bundles are incomplete), new installations of Jama should use a cURL command that does not pull the most recent Replicated release. If you are upgrading Jama, do not upgrade Replicated first. See this article for details.

          Resolved Issues

          SOS-DEF-1428: Selecting a direct link to a Jama item while not logged into Jama takes you to the home page and not the item after logging in (SAML-enabled customers only).

          SOS-DEF-1960: Logging out of SAML enabled instance still maintains .

          Version 8.20.2

          Release Date: 2017/09/27

          Customers who have installed 8.20.1 must upgrade to 8.20.2 for full support. 

          Resolved Issues

          SOS-DEF-1241: Newly created diagram does not display in IE11; instead shows broken image symbol.

          SOS-DEF-2137: Add Test Case flow does not honor HTML cleaner setting.

          Version 8.20.1 (Express Only)

          Release Date Express: 2017/09/13

          8.20.1 takes the place of 8.20 for Express customers and contains an additional fix. Read 8.20 release notes for the full contents of this release.

          Resolved Issues and Updates

          SOS-DEF-2110: SQL Server customers may experience a change in Test Case Step data during an upgrade. This defect fix prevents the issue from happening. See this post for more details.

          Version 8.20

          Release Date Cloud: 9/9/17

          New Capabilities

          WIRIS Equations Editor

          The building of complex products isn't just about writing the right requirements; it's also about the correct implementation. Until now, this information lived outside of Jama Software. Now, however, we're lessening the load to get these design specifications into our system. In this release, we are introducing the WIRIS Equations Editor, a third-party plugin for the creation of equations.

            • The WIRIS Equations Editor is a visual editor that allows insertion of mathematical and chemical formulas into the Rich Text Editor of items within Jama. Open the Equations Editor by selecting the Math or Chemistry icon in the Rich Text Editor, then create equations either using your keyboard or with the handwriting option on the sidebar.


          The WIRIS Editor renders an equation by connecting to WIRIS' cloud. After connection, the image is stored in the Jama database. An active Internet connection is required for the WIRIS Editor.

          An additional license is required. Contact Jama Support for more information.

          Compare View in Review Center

          Only Available in Jama Cloud

          Speed up reviews by focusing on exactly what changed to arrive at the latest version.

          • Use the new Compare View to see changes inline, comparing current content to any past revision.
          • Use Compare View in concert with the comments to understand the discussion driving the changes.

          Notes for Self-Hosted Administrators

          • Due to a bug discovered in Replicated (SOS-DEF-2086: Support Bundles are incomplete), new installations of Jama should use a cURL command that does not pull the most recent Replicated release. If you are upgrading Jama, do not upgrade Replicated first. See this article for details.
          • Support for MS SQL 2016 support has been added.
          • Jama 8.20 was regression-tested against Replicated version 2.9.3 and 2.6.0.

          Known Released Issues

          SOS-DEF-2091: WIRIS Equations Editor Export to Word has equations aligned differently to text than how they display in the Rich Text Editor.
          SOS-DEF-2115: The WIRIS Equations Editor is keeping the previous equation in for an item the user is attempting to add another equation using the Firefox browser.

          Resolved Issues

          SOS-DEF-581: The Tag Cloud does not show or update new or existing tags.

          SOS-DEF-1519: If password strength is set to Strong or Good, external users cannot be invited to a Review.

          SOS-DEF-1687: Coverage report returns no results.

          SOS-DEF-2011: Attachments with umlauts or accents in their name will show an error page when tries to open them.

          Version 8.19

          Release Date Cloud: 2017/08/12

          Release Date Express: 2017/08/16

          New Capabilities

          • Relative Numbering in the Reading View - Building on the improvements to the Reading View in 8.17 and 8.18, in 8.19 users can see item numbers relative to the container they've selected in the Reading View. This will help users who export from a container, etc., to have numbering that aligns better with exporting to MS Word.


          • Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) Improvements - We identified a potential vulnerability where CORS protection could be bypassed if environments were configured incorrectly. In order for CORS to be bypassed, customers would need to have their web browser security settings disabled in Chrome or have all sites trusted in Internet Explorer and there would need to be a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability present. As a result of this potential, we're releasing these improvements to help mitigate this vulnerability for our supported customers.

            • Note: This improvement may have an impact on customers if they are not using a supported web browser.

            • Note: This improvement may have an impact on customers who are using a proxy server between the user and the Jama application if that proxy server is configured to change the user protocol from https to .  Proxy server errors can be corrected by modifying the proxy server configuration or by adding a new allowlist entry into the CORS allowlist.

          • Persistent Cross Site Scripting (XSS) Improvements - We identified a potential vulnerability where persistent XSS could take place in the application. The use of iframe> under certain circumstances could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the browser. As a result of this vulnerability, we've removed <iframe> src from the application allowlist.

          • XML External Entity (XXE) - The application is vulnerable to XML entity injection. This allows a malicious user to upload an XML document to the application, which when parsed by the XML parser, enables read access to files available on the system hosting the application. An attacker can also instruct the server to make HTTP based requests to remote or local services.
          • Support for importing Word 2003 XML was removed. The primary means for supplying external XML to be parsed.

          Known Released Issues

          SOS-DEF-2071 Due to an upgrade in HSQL, using the legacy TFS Connector (i.e. not via JIH or TIH), will cause exceptions, memory leaks, and exhaustion of file handles, causing the server to lock.

          Resolved Issues

          SOS-DEF-1762/SOS-DEF-1966: Providing feedback on a review item will make the "Show related items" link disappear from all other review items.

          SOS-DEF-1948: When logs in after not properly ending a session, the log will show an additional license is consumed, reporting the wrong floating license count.

          SOS-DEF-2008: Results when using the REST API to extract relationships have a non-deterministic sorting order.

          SOS-DEF-2013: user is null and date fields can be incorrect on items after a migration from .x release of Jama to 8.x.

          Version 8.18

          Release Date Cloud: 2017/07/15

          Release Date Express: 2017/07/07

          New Capabilities

          • Related Items in Reading View - Building on the improvements to the Reading View in 8.17 users now have the ability to access both upstream and downstream related items in the Reading View.
            • Users familiar with Review Center will recognize this feature and the popover that displays when a related item is selected.


            • Related items observe user permissions regarding content access. If a user has permission to view an item, a link will be available to display that item's information in a popover window.


            • One of the differences Reading View and Review Center is that the information displayed in the Reading View is live, and the related items are no exception. The popover window is provided assuming that the user doesn't want to leave the Reading View to gain the context of an item, but that's not always the case. For users that want to navigate to the Single Item View for a related item, a link is available on the popover that will open the Single Item View in a separate Jama tab.


            • The related items popover window is accessible: users can Enter to navigate to a new Jama tab with the related item in the Single Item and can close the window by using the Escape key.
          • Comments in Reading View - We believe that item comments provide valuable information to an item, which is why we've added the comment link to the Reading View. Users familiar with the will recognize this feature and the popover that displays when the comment link is selected.


          • Login Page Update - We've made an update to our login page to make it accessible via assisted technology. While we were at it, we made some visual changes that users will see the next time they log in.


          Known Released Issues

          SOS-DEF-1473: When deleting a saved Trace View, an error pops up, but a "successfully deleted a trace view" dialog should be displayed. The saved Trace View still deletes without issue. 

          SOS-DEF-335: When approving all reviews, no blue notification bar is shown for finished reviews.

          Resolved Issues

          SOS-DEF-1817: List View column order does not follow the order set by Admin in item type view configuration.
          SOS-DEF-1818: Project hard delete fails for projects that don't have a root entry. 
          SOS-DEF-1876/SOS-DEF-1957: "Undefined" may appear after Name field in items in a Review.

          Version 8.17.1

          Release Date Cloud: 2017/06/24
          Release Date Express: 2017/06/26

          This patch resolves a defect some users were experiencing that caused them to be logged out of the application regardless of.

          Resolved Issues

          SOS-DEF-1944: Invalid reply from due to expired session error.

          Version 8.17

          CANCELLED: Jama 8.16
          Release Date Cloud: 2017/06/17

          New Capabilities

          • Reading View Improvements - Based on user research and customer feedback, we've started making multiple improvements to the Reading View. This included feedback from a Community post, a live survey in our Cloud environment in February, and research sessions in March, giving us some key insights into why reading a narrative flow matters so much and to whom it matters most. We started with styling and readability improvements to the Reading View, but we will continue to enhance the Reading View experience in the next several releases. In 8.17, we've made the following changes:

          comparison of old vs new reading view

          1. Removed containers outside of your selection. When users select items wish to see in the Reading View, it is confusing to include other folders or sets above these in the Explorer tree hierarchy. People want to see only the items in the container they select. This means context-sensitive reports will no longer display the containers, only the contents.
          2. Removed alternating color striping in the Reading View. This cleans up the view and makes it easier to read.
          3. Emphasized containers as the "headers" for the content in this view. Components/sets/folders will now show up as larger, bold text to call attention to the these versus items inside containers. For many of our users, the component/set/folder is a heading for a set of topics that are called out in a document, and this honors that intention.
          4. Added Item IDs to the Reading View as a quick access to the Single Item View. Many of our users have asked us to remove the current tree location numbering from the Reading View, as they feel it isn't easily referenced and prone to changes (every time you move items or add items to a project this numbering may change). For our users, the Item ID is the unique identifier for items in Jama, so we wanted to bring that into the Reading View. We've also made Item IDs live links to the Single Item View for detailed editing.
            • Note: We plan to phase out the tree location numbering from the Reading View, but not until we create another means for indicating document hierarchy. This is something we're working on now, so keep an eye out future release notes for this change.
            • Note: You'll notice that the unique ID is at the bottom of the item in the Reading View. In future releases, we'll add more links to the basic item data here, like comments and related items. This helps users gain more context as they read. This is also something we're working on now, so stay tuned for more data options in Reading View in future releases.
            • Accessibility Checker
              • Accessibility Checker is a new Rich Text plugin available in 8.17 that allows the user to inspect the accessibility level of content created in the Rich Text Editor and address any accessibility issues that are found.


            • If the Accessibility Checker finds an issue, it will offer a Quick Fix solution for common problems. You may enter the changes requested and select Quick Fix to apply the or choose the option to Ignore the Quick Fix suggestion.


            • REST OAuth2 - SaaS Only 

            SaaS developers working with Jama's REST API now have the ability to use OAuth for authentication and manage credentials inside of Jama profile. Please see our dev site for details. REST API | Jama Software


            • Move Item improvements introduced in 8.12, 8.13, and 8.14 releases are now available for cross-project moves.
            • Home Page Improvements - In 8.17 we improved keyboard navigability of the Home Page in and made the markup more semantic. This will help users with assistive technologies and is the first step toward making Jama a more accessible application.
            • Project Clean Up - If you notice items in a project that you can't select, either from the Explorer tree or within search or filter results, you should clean up your project (Configure Project > Clean Up). Though it's rare, if you can’t select an item, you may be seeing references to items that don't exist. Deleted items may still appear in some because system interruptions or transaction collisions prevented full deletion.
              1. Does not require re-indexing or downtime.
              2. Clean Up doesn’t interfere with item history or the option to restore any deleted items.
              3. You can confirm the completion of this action in server logs. Contact your local Jama Software administrator or Jama Support (if Cloud) for this data.

            Resolved Issues

            SOS-DEF-1832: Captioned Image option is no longer showing up in the Rich Text Editor.

            SOS-DEF-613/SOS-BUG-1064: Sub-items tab displays only one level down. This tab has now been removed from the Single Item View in Jama.

            Admin Notes

            • SOAP will be turned off in Cloud on June 30th and removed in Jama 8.18!
            • We identified a unique case where a Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attack could be successful if environments were configured incorrectly and have implemented some changes in the 8.17 release to mitigate this potential vulnerability. These improvements are limited to the application and REST APIs and have been independently tested by a third party penetration test prior to release.
            • For self-hosted customers: Jama 8.17 was regression tested against Replicated version 2.8.1 and 2.6.0.

            Version 8.15.1

            Release Date Cloud: 2017/04/26
            Release Date Express: 2017/04/26

            This release is a patch for 8.15 to resolve a workflow transition issue.

            Resolved Issues

            SOS-DEF-1815: If a workflow transition has a notification configured the transition and notify button won't work.

            Version 8.15

            Release Date Cloud: 2017/04/22
            Release Date Express: 2017/04/26

            New Capabilities

            • Duplicate - The ability to duplicate items is a key part of the editing experience and allows users to author content in Jama faster. In previous versions of users would have to utilize the Reuse functionality for duplicating items, which can be time-consuming for individual items.  In 8.15, users now have the option to use the Duplicate Item feature to quickly start a new item in the project from the project Explorer Tree.
              • The Duplicate Item feature is limited to duplication of the item's name, description, test steps (if applicable), and the ability to choose to include tags, attachments, and links.
              • After selecting Duplicate Item in the project Explorer Tree, the user will be introduced to a new modal that allows the user to choose whether or not to include tags, attachments, or links.
                • Tabbing is enabled for users to select or move through modal options via . The Escape Key can be used to cancel out of the menu.

                • Per item type, the modal preferences will be saved across sessions; clearing your browser data will restore default options.  When specific attributes (e.g., links) are not enabled for an item type, the option will not appear in the modal.

            • Trace View - The Trace View continues to see minor updates. The detailed side panel, displayed when clicking an item's ID, shows item version and has a sticky header when content is long enough to scroll.


            Resolved Issues

            SOS-DEF-1739: REST API Add or Replace operation using PATCH method fails on items that are synced to Legacy JIRA.
            SOS-DEF-1754: Some database patches have not been run on a subset of Cloud tenants.

            Version 8.14.1

            Release Date: 2017/4/21
            Build Date: 2017/4/20

            Customers who have installed 8.14.0 must upgrade to 8.14.1 for full support.

            Resolved Issues

            SOS-DEF-1808: PATCH fails when item type contains a field.

            Version 8.14

            Release Date Cloud: 2017/03/25
            Release Date Express: 2017/03/29

            Upgrade to 8.14 will run a database patch named ”Set sort order for TestSetCases” that can take a while depending on the number of items in Test Center.

            New Capabilities

            • Move item event entries now show the user when a container and its child items have been moved. This provides additional context for a container move and distinguishes it from several items selected and moved from the .
            • Move item event entries now provide the user with a path to the location where the item was moved from. A link is available for navigation to the location, and the container's navigation path is provided hovering over the location link. This information becomes particularly useful for projects that use generic component/folder naming structure for consistency.
            • Jama now supports the Microsoft Edge web browser.
            • REST updates to test endpoints
              • Testrun included the version of the test case it was created from and the current version of the test case.
              • testrun its sort order within the test group it belonged to when the test cycle was created or edited.
              • Test Cycles include version endpoints.
              • New options (test plan ID, test cycle ID, test case ID) to testrun
            • Trace View updates - No matter where you are in the Trace View, the data displayed needs abundant context and clear ties to the rest of the work in your Jama system. The Trace View continues to see refinement this release, with enhancements to make the navigation of related items more meaningful with richer context.
              • When an item is selected, the Trace View highlights that item and all its lineage. The selected item becomes darker blue, and all upstream and downstream related items are highlighted in light blue. These highlights remain as the user navigates up and downstream, enabling intuitive navigation of the entire thread of an item's relationships in all directions.
              • In the screenshot below, one item CL3-MR-2 is selected. Here you can see one level of downstream items related to CL3-MR-2 highlighted in light blue:

              • Below the user has navigated an additional level downstream from CL3-MR-2, where more lineage is highlighted. By keeping related items highlighted, this allows the user to see the full decomposition or origin of the item selected as they navigate.
              • The selections are also easier to manage. Beneath the Trace View name see the number of items selected, and use the Clear All button to remove all selections and accompanying highlighting.
              • See more context for the items in view by clicking on the ID to open the detailed side panel. This side panel now images, , and tables. If the full item details are still required (e.g. for detailed authoring), click on the item ID from within the side panel to see the full item in its own tab.

            Resolved Issues

            SOS-DEF-1158: /activities/?objectType=TEST_CYCLETEST_RUNTEST_CASE TEST_RESULT REST API returns no items.

            SOS-DEF-1188: Project hard delete fails for projects that don't have a documentnode.

            Welcome to Jama modal does not recognize valid email address with .auto suffix.

            SOS-DEF-1338: The # of items I haven’t marked filter in Review Center is different from the actual filter results returned.

            SOS-DEF-1430: IE11 throws a minified exception when selecting Related links.

            SOS-DEF-1528/SOS-DEF-1557: When a Review has no Related Items, when publishing a new revision an error is thrown (will vary by browser). 

            SOS-DEF-1538: Clicking through pages in Review Center single item view throws an error.

            SOS-DEF-1627: Calls to REST API abstractitems endpoint does not return all attachments.

            SOS-DEF-1650: In List View, calendar pop-out is cut off if is not widened.

            SOS-DEF-1712: Selecting Needs More Work throws Javascript error when reviewing an item with related items.

            SOS-DEF-1722: Imports and Batch Transition of workflows is 5-10x slower than in previous versions.

            Known Released Issues

            SOS-DEF-1173: Deleted comments from an item count against the total in the list view. As part of the work to resolve SOS-DEF-1722, we reverted this fix. We will look to resolve it in a future release.

            Version 8.13

            Release Date Cloud: 2017/02/25
            Release Date Express: 2017/03/01

            New Capabilities

            • Building on the updated Move Item functionality introduced in 8.12, the user now has the option to undo the move during the success notification window. Selecting Undo Move in the notification window restores the Explorer Tree hierarchy and moved items return to their original location.
            • In the Trace View, item details can be viewed in a more spacious side panel. Select an item's ID to see more text, and from within the panel select the ID again to open the item in a new tab.
            • Based on customer feedback, we've made some improvements to the Trace View's headers and labels. When users first save a Trace View, the button will display Save (rather than Save As). The source column now shows the number of items that exist in that column rather than how many items have been loaded.
            • Read Only fields have new configuration option Allow API Overwrite, allowing the update of fields via REST API.
            • Jama's Rich Text Editor (CKEditor, now version 4.6.1) has been updated with this release. This update resolved a number of existing defects, listed below.
            • Replicated deployment: we have reduced the privileges required for running containers and files and directories that were previously owned by root.

            Resolved Issues

            SOS-DEF-203/SOS-BUG-640 Review Center Next button does not work in Chrome or IE for customers in specific Time Zones. 
            SOS-DEF-698/SOS-BUG-939 If a computer is in a certain or language, creating a review hangs at the last step.
            SOS-DEF-1072 The Apache Commons Collections (ACC) library is vulnerable to insecure deserialization of data.
            SOS-DEF-1111 No More... is displayed for Test Cases when there are more than 100 Test Cases in the Test Plan, but no Test Group has more than 100 Test Cases.
            SOS-DEF-1400 User search is scoped to include unintended fields like a User Group's CreatedBy and ModifiedBy user.
            SOS-DEF-1407 Rest API rejects valid URLs for fields of URL type.
            SOS-DEF-1458 Directory permissions created with of Jama 8 are too broad.
            SOS-DEF-1463 Reviewer and Approver Progress show completion rate above 100%.
            SOS-DEF-1501 Removing and replacing a pick list value causes deleted items to be visible in filter results.
            SOS-DEF-1598: Some processes run as root that not require such privileges. 

            Resolved as Part of Rich Text Editor Upgrade

            SOS-DEF-557/SOS-BUG-902 Tables cannot be deleted from a text box if they are the only content in the field.
            SOS-DEF-599/SOS-BUG-912 Copy function is not available as an icon or as a pop-up menu when editing rich text.
            SOS-DEF-751/SOS-BUG-897 Copying from rich text and pasting into a rich text field creates inconsistent font sizes.
            SOS-DEF-500/MAIN-BUG-299/SOS-BUG-281 Rich Text Editor will encode some special characters with HTML, which disables the ability to search on those characters.
            SOS-DEF-503/SOS-BUG-465 Very large images in CKEditor have trouble displaying after being uploaded.
            SOS-DEF-986 When cutting (Ctrl/Cmd+X) and pasting as plain text in a description field, edits are not saved to .
            SOS-DEF-618/SOS-BUG-1097 Attachments cannot be linked to Test Runs description through the Rich Text Editor.

            Dropped Issues

            As part of upgrading the Rich Text Editor in 8.13, the following defects have been tested and deemed intended behavior. As a result, Jama is no longer tracking these defects or targeting them for resolution.

            SOS-DEF-349/SOS-BUG-572 After upgrade to 2014.2, paragraph spacing is removed within text editor.
            SOS-DEF-670/SOS-DEF-702 A line break will be inserted after each rich text field when exporting.
            SOS-DEF-956 Cannot copy and paste both text and images to a rich text field simultaneously, only individually.
            SOS-DEF-1255 Mixing left-to-right languages with right-to-left languages in a sentence causes words to be moved from their original position when pasted a rich text field.

            Known Released Issues

            SOS-DEF-1686: Cannot add hyperlinks to a maximized rich text field in Review Center and legacy item Edit view. When using the older Edit, do not maximize the edit view or the page will have to be refreshed, losing changes.

            Version 8.12.1

            Release Date Cloud: 2017/02/01
            Release Date Express: 2017/02/07 

            Resolved Issues

            SOS-DEF-1637: Memory leak introduced as a result of a fix originally deployed to resolve SOS-DEF-1529 (Single Item View Comment Count incorrectly includes active comments from a deleted thread).

            Version 8.12

            Release Date Cloud: 2017/01/27

            New Capabilities

            • Move Item Notification Update - When users change Explorer Tree hierarchy by moving items in the Tree or from List View, the "Success" notification now provides the location where the item(s) moved. The notification lasts 10 seconds to allow users time to read and process this additional information.
            • Move Item Activity Stream Event Updates - Multiple changes were made to the Activity Stream to provide users with more information and context around item moves. These changes are not retroactive (movements before the installation of 8.12 will not be reformatted). For new moves after installation of 8.12, many improvements will be available to users:
              • Move Item entries in the Activity Stream now list the location where the item was moved from.
              • Detail popover for Move Item entries displays all of the items that were moved. Items in Detail view now have links that take the user to the item's single item view.
              • For bulk moves via the List View, events in the Activity Stream now "roll up" to one activity per location item(s) were moved from. All subitems are reflected in these , so users can understand the gravity of a particular move event and/or find subitems and better understand the context of why they moved.
              • Move Item entries in the Activity Stream respect user permissions - If a user doesn't have access to the location an item was moved from, the location information does not show up in the activity stream entry.
            • REST API updates include PATCH, linked objects updates. See REST development page REST API | Jama Software for details.

            Resolved Issues

            • SOS-DEF-380 / MAIN-BUG-319 / SOS-BUG-330: In Excel, using two hierarchy options (Import hierarchy based on indented cell and Color cells indicate folder or parent item) flattens hierarchy within folders.
            • SOS-DEF-384 / MAIN-BUG-377 / SOS-BUG-367: Items cannot be batch converted to text.
            • SOS-DEF-400 / MAIN-BUG-322 / SOS-BUG-339: Items I haven't marked filter in Review Center takes to the next unmarked item instead of being viewed.
            • SOS-DEF-459 / MAIN-BUG-19 / SOS-BUG-284: Plain text box does not carry carriage return on export.
            • SOS-DEF-516 / SOS-BUG-475: When archived, Test Runs will still show as un-archived due to slow indexing.
            • SOS-DEF-550 / SOS-BUG-832: Relationship Status column does not export to Excel in Reading view or Coverage Explorer.
            • SOS-DEF-562 / SOS-BUG-973: Jama allows new item type to be created with duplicate Item Type Key.
            • SOS-DEF-586 / SOS-BUG-780: Only the first level of result sort order is applied in Filter results.
            • SOS-DEF-601 / SOS-BUG-943: The wrong project is shown in the Save Test Run Defects dialog box.
            • SOS-DEF-617 / SOS-BUG-1092: Can't add an !answer or a !decision when the mentioned item has been deleted.
            • SOS-DEF-624 / SOS-BUG-680: Test Cycle dropdown shows inactive and deleted Test Cycles.
            • SOS-DEF-671 / SOS-BUG-706: User Import Plugin notification email contains malformed URL.
            • SOS-DEF-675: Test Run Status indicator lights do not include In Progress status.
            • SOS-DEF-709/SOS-BUG-1067: When test cases are exported to Word and Excel (not just for roundtrip), HTML is included if text is enabled for test steps.
            • SOS-DEF-714 / SOS-BUG-1098: After editing a Test Case (single item view) and selecting Save and add another, the new Test Case tab is a blank page.
            • SOS-DEF-754 / SOS-BUG-928: Using inline editing to edit a Text Field or field type updates ModifiedDate and LastActivityDate even where there is no actual change.
            • SOS-DEF-932 / SOS-BUG-875: Changing the items that are currently in when there is no revision created can cause highlighted comments to go out of range and a browser freeze.
            • SOS-DEF-1008: A comment that stems from a deleted item be deleted in the Collaboration Stream.
            • SOS-DEF-1012: When an item is removed from the Review Center, the comments that were previously on that item can no longer be deleted.
            • SOS-DEF-1018: Attempting to add tests by dragging a set or folder of test cases under a release results in an infinite "Processing" dialog.
            • SOS-DEF-1067: Velocity reports report_relatereport_tag (such as All Item Details) won't display relationships and tags.
            • SOS-DEF-1077: Authentication disablement not working when enabling SAML.
            • SOS-DEF-1084: Test Run duration < 1 second displayed as 02:00:00 in Test center.
            • SOS-DEF-1126: Clicking the Edit pencil icon a description field in inline-edit list view causes the homepage to be loaded and edits to be lost.
            • SOS-DEF-1154: Cannot create a user with an email address that has an apostrophe; the email is considered invalid.
            • SOS-DEF-1163: Exporting a roundtrip report with a custom item type that has sub-items results in an empty sheet.
            • SOS-DEF-1173: Deleted comments from an item count against the total in the list view.
            • SOS-DEF-1195: Indentation of lists is not maintained in text editor after initial save.
            • SOS-DEF-1229: Collaborators can go through the process of creating an item in main Project area but are then unable to save.
            • SOS-DEF-1233: Sets can be created with an invalid key via the REST API.
            • SOS-DEF-1237: Users cannot upload attachments if the Attachment field on Attachment item type is edited.
            • SOS-DEF-1270: Open in New Tab right-click menu option is present for Test Plans.
            • SOS-DEF-1272: When adding a defect to a Test Run, required rich text fields can be bypassed without adding text.
            • SOS-DEF-1303: When attempting to relate an item to itself, the Relate existing action presents an unusable error message, or none at all, depending on the view.
            • SOS-DEF-1328: If long, container name is truncated in .
            • SOS-DEF-1334: REST API allows creating a set of previously deleted item types.
            • SOS-DEF-1338: The # of items I haven't marked total in Review Center is different from the actual filter results returned.
            • SOS-DEF-1504: Previous version of Test Case missing Test Steps after hitting Make Current.
            • SOS-DEF-1529: Single Item View comment count incorrectly includes active comments in a deleted thread.
            • SOS-DEF-1566: Calculated fields don't update when values are imported into Jama.

            Dropped Issues

            As part of a recent defect cleanup activity, the following defects have been deemed unreproducible in Jama as of 8.10.2. As a result, Jama is no longer tracking these defects or targeting them for resolution. Should you find one of these defects to be present in 8.12+, please contact Jama Support.

            • SOS-DEF-99/SOS-BUG-1109: QueueDeletedDomainObjects job fails when deleting , so projects remain in .
            • SOS-DEF-413/SOS-BUG-467 Review Center Workflow and Item Type Workflow do not work together. User Guide has been corrected to state this.
            • SOS-DEF-436/SOS-BUG-223/MAIN-BUG-84 Unable to delete groups after enabling LDAP.
            • SOS-DEF-445/SOS-BUG-424 Javascript error will occur when switching among items of the same item type or editing an item if the type has no Comments widget enabled.
            • SOS-DEF-504/SOS-BUG-503 Suspect links cannot be cleared on items with workflow locks. Suspect links will be cleared if at least one of the items is writeable.
            • SOS-DEF-554/SOS-BUG-882 Searching in user fields will not display all the users the first page if the user base exceeds 100.
            • SOS-DEF-587/SOS-BUG-790 java.lang. error will occur when importing item with field.
            • SOS-DEF-778/SOS-BUG-693 Removing a child item does not update "Has Child" column in Round Trip export.
            • SOS-DEF-999 Indexing fails for items containing the Unicode Line Separator character (U+2028 or 0xe280a8).
            • SOS-DEF-1080: New Test Groups are not visible when editing a test cycle unless is reloaded.
            • SOS-DEF-1141: Selecting the View List button inside an unsaved filter will close the filter window and open the Project Dashboard tab.
            • SOS-DEF-1142: Cannot select Make Decision on an Open Decision item when the item has been moved to a different project.

            Known Released Issues

            • SOS-DEF-1590:  Baseline Comparison and Baseline Compared to Current reports will show report variables and objects rather than digestible information if the options "Include Relationships" and "Include Version Comments" are selected.

            Version 8.10.2

            Release Date: 2016/12/08

            This release is a patch for 8.10 to resolve a performance issue. Customers on the Express channel who have installed 8.10.1 must upgrade to 8.10.2 for full support.

            Resolved Issues

            SOS-DEF-1539: Jama installation not honoring memory configuration and using Java's default maximum memory configuration.

            Version 8.10

            Release Date Cloud: 2016/11/19
            Release Date Express: 2016/11/30 Please note Express is versioned as 8.10.1 to reflect a patch updating the "What's New" video.

            Note on 12/30/2016 there was a post-release configuration change to the Cloud environment to address SOS-DEF-1583, where accented characters caused issues.

            Important Note for JIH Administrators
            Due to security enhancements to our SOAP API, older versions of the JIH (pre 4.5.7) may not sync properly after the 8.10 update. Please upgrade your JIH to the latest version available here to take advantage of our REST API and resume syncing. If you are a Cloud customer of Jama and upgrade the JIH, submit a support ticket to enable REST on your Jama instance. For more details on the SOAP API security change, see the Community post.

            Important Note for Velocity Report Users
            The Velocity reporting engine has been updated to version 1.7, and as a custom Velocity reports using macros will need to be modified to function correctly. Previously it was possible to pass a reference to a variable to a macro and #set that variable inside the macro. See
            VELOCITY-681 for technical details.We have an example available of the how to make this change to your templates.

            New Capabilities

            - Multi-Organization Check: Jama self-hosted customers that originally installed Jama versions prior to version 4.3, available spring of 2014, had the option to add organizations which operated much like in Jama. These were typically used as a sandbox or sample data set. Jama removed the ability to add an organization with version 4.3 and are looking to end of life this capability in spring of 2017. Admins that receive this message should contact their system administrator of Jama support.
            - Access to Versioned Relationships in Baselines: Versioned relationships are now accessible in Baselines via REST, Baseline Compare, Exports and custom Velocity reports.
            - The New Trace View is Here! With this we have completed the core set of functionality for the Trace View, and it is out of Open Preview. Users can adjust visible fields, reorder columns, and export to a .csv to be further analyzed. Trace View serves a purpose similar to Coverage Explorer but allows tracing downstream and upstream.

            • Added Support for Mode in New Relic - New Relic has a " Mode" which limits the type and amount of information their agent gathers from the customer server and sends to New Relic's servers.

            Resolved Issues

            SOS-DEF-483/MAIN-BUG-329/SOS-BUG-256: Export to Excel does not include the Version or Current columns for Baselines.
            SOS-DEF-1000: Javascript can be added to Notice on Login Page box, potentially preventing the front-end from rendering and opening an XSS vector.
            SOS-DEF-1147: Downstream items link may take to the project dashboard instead of a list of downstream items.
            SOS-DEF-1248: Required flag does not allow saving of item if using single item edit view.
            SOS-DEF-1251: A filter created on an Item field label with a special character will return a JSON error when using View in List.
            SOS-DEF-1382: Missing permission node keeps Test Runs from showing up in Test Cycles.
            SOS-DEF-1398: DNC updates cause server error when deleting attachments from .
            SOS-DEF-1429: Items not included in a filter are deleted when deleting items from a filtered list view.

            Admin Notes (Self-Hosted Installations Only)

            - Customers must upgrade Replicated to the latest available build (at least 2.2.0) before this release will appear in your Jama Admin console (see Server Administration > Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating Jama > Migrating Jama > Migrating from Replicated 1.x to 2.x in the User Guide; if you are already at 2.1, use the command curl -sSL | sudo bash -s no-auto).
            - MS SQL 2012 will no longer be fully supported after January 2017. See Supported Software for supported environments.
            - An update to Jama 8.10 has improved REST API URL requirements to validate correct formatting. As a result, REST requests will no longer allow for the passage of extra forward slashes in URL paths. This may cause an error for some customers’ custom integrations built utilizing Jama’s REST API. To review the latest documentation on the Jama REST API visit

            Other Notes

            - Due to the migration of the Community, links in the Help Guide will be invalid in Cloud instances of the application.

            Old Link New
            software, environments and system requirements - Jama Software Community Supported software, environments and system requirements - Jama Software Community
   BIRT and Velocity reports created by our Consulting team available for your Jama instances - Jama Software Community
   Search - Jama Software Community
   Standard Channel Supported Software and Required Environments - Jama Software Community
   How to update the Base URL and change existing URL references - Jama Software Community
   What does the Fix URL References function actually do? - Jama Software Community
   User import plugin - Jama Software Community

            Security Improvements

            We have changed the way our SOAP API accepts requests to enhance security. If you have a Jama SOAP API integration, please see the announcement for more information on what actions you can take.

            Version 8.9

            This release was skipped; features and fixes were rolled into 8.10.

            Version 8.8

            Cloud Release Date: 2016/10/01
            Express Release Date: 2016/10/05

            New Capabilities

            Bookmarking Saved Views: Jama users can now bookmark frequently used views on their home page. By using the bookmark icon next to Recently Viewed locations in Jama, users can keep a curated list of workspaces they return to most. From within the Trace View (in Open Preview), saved Trace Views can be bookmarked directly from the page.

            Resolved Issues

            SOS-DEF-1339: When deleting items from the reading view, using Select All > Delete in a folder with more than one page will delete items in the parent Set as well.
            SOS-DEF-1348: Commenting on a closed review notifies that comment has been saved, however, it should provide an error.

            Other Notes

            • Customers upgrading their self-hosted instance of Jama from 2015.1 or older will need to upgrade to Jama 2015.2 or newer prior to upgrading to Jama 8.8.
            • Regarding system performance test results with MS SQL, Jama’s internal product specification and acceptance criteria a maximum 2-second response time threshold for REST API calls made by the Jama web application. As is standard procedure, Jama QA has validated that system performance test results for all REST are within tolerance for Jama 8.8 test environments using MySQL database. However, with MS SQL database we have observed that Create, Read, Update, Delete (CRUD) operations for items does exceed our 10% tolerance between releases–and more specifically, the Post for Items exceeds our 2-second response time threshold. Based on this observation, we are recommending customers using Jama with MS SQL not install/upgrade to Jama 8.8. We intend to perform a root cause analysis and resolve this performance issue between releases. We will deliver a performant release for MS SQL customers with Jama 8.9, currently scheduled for general availability in November 2016.
            • Due to some internal security upgrades, the Remember Me? functionality has been removed from the login page. 

            Version 8.7

            Cloud Release Date: 2016/08/27
            Express Release Date: 2016/09/07

            This release includes fixes for several long-standing Word export defects; styling in present custom templates will be better maintained when exporting from Jama.

            Resolved Issues

            SOS-DEF-480/SOS-BUG-253/MAIN-BUG-210: Description font in Word Export template does not export.
            SOS-DEF-688/SOS-BUG-829: Hyperlinks from Excel and Word don't work if Jama SSL active/the name of the tenant in the database is not "."
            SOS-DEF-1001: Extra lines are published between the Description field and the next field in Export to Word default export.
            SOS-DEF-1196: REST API throws null pointer exception when passing an empty array in a multi-select field.
            SOS-DEF-1212: Loading the reviews page can take upwards of 1.5 minutes for medium to large datasets when public reviews are enabled.*
            SOS-DEF-1227: Using European date format may cause between what is chosen in a Filter date picker and what is saved in the filter.

            *Please note, review moderators will no longer be presented with the total comment count for their reviews. We felt value in speeding the overall loading of the page for all users outweighed the count which was only in specific situations.

            Version 8.6

            Cloud Release Date: 2016/08/06
            Express Release Date: 2016/08/10

            Resolved Issues

            SOS-DEF-180/SOS-BUG-620: Irrelevant Rich Text Editor displays on in single item edit modal.
            SOS-DEF-799/SOS-BUG-1020: Delete project on larger projects fails due to a foreign key constraint on table.
            SOS-DEF-1204: Reusing items with Rollup field retains % in destination item, regardless if it meets criteria.
            SOS-DEF-1227: Using European date format may cause between what is chosen in a Filter date picker and what is saved.

            Version 8.5.1

            Express Release Date: 2016/07/19

            Customers who have installed 8.5 must upgrade to 8.5.1 for full support.

            Resolved Issues

            RELEASE-DEF-752: The Jama application may time out during installation and not provide a clear error message.

            Version 8.5

            Cloud Release Date: 2016/07/09
            Express Release Date: 2016/07/13

            New Capabilities

            • Relationships in Review Center
              When creating a review, you can include the specific set of related items you need users to analyze. You can filter by the item type in the review, the item type it's related to, and the relationship type that links them.

            • Traceability Open Preview
              View is available on the Releases tab. Users can now the 'relationship status' filter in list view and maintain that filter in the Traceability View.

            Resolved Issues

            SOS-DEF-519/SOS-BUG-627: Working with Test Plans becomes very slow as the number of Test Runs increases.
            SOS-DEF-1107: Concurrent long-running batch operations can cause Jama to hang (SQL Server only).
            SOS-DEF-1108: Viewing Test Runs or creating Test Cycles from Test Plan is very slow with number of Test Runs and Test Steps in the dataset (SQL Server only).
            SOS-DEF-1110: Batch Update Test Run Status performance gets worse as more data is stored in Jama (SQL Server only).

            Express Channel Admin Notes

            • You need to upgrade to Replicated 2.0  before this release will appear in your Jama Admin console (See Server Administration > Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating Jama > Migrating Jama > Migrating from Replicated 1.x to 2.x in the User Guide).
            • Replicated 2.0 introduces a time_out for the installation and upgrade process that is set to 10 minutes. If the installation and upgrade process takes more than 10 minutes, an error message shows up Admin Console. Please check contour logs in /logs/tomcat/contour/contour.log to make sure installation is actually complete. Do not hit Start until the installation/upgrade . We are currently working on this defect (RELEASE-DEF-752) and a fix will be available soon. 
            • There is a known defect (SOS-DEF-1225) in Replicated 2.0 that affects RHEL environments. The Support Bundle will not include Jama container log files. This defect will not impact the installation process or Jama’s performance. However, during you will need to send those log files separately, which are located the application server in the /logs/tomcat/contour directory. To avoid the issue, install Docker directly from the Docker repository or let the Replicated-led Jama installation process install Docker.

            Other Notes

            Server Requirements/Supported Software Changes

            Version 8.3

            Cloud Release Date: 2016/06/11
            Express Release Date: 2016/06/15

            New Capabilities

            We have added additional functionality to improve findability in Coverage View.

            Now users can apply quick filters (facets) to get to only the information they want to see. Users can select Last Modified, Project, and Author facets to persist in Coverage View. 

            Resolved Issues

            SOS-DEF-104/SOS-BUG-1144: creation of relationships slow as number of relationships in the system increases when using SQL Server. 
            SOS-DEF-561/SOS-BUG-945: In an exceptionally large enterprise environment, Bidirectional Traceability query can run for much longer than expected.
            SOS-DEF-649/SOS-BUG-1038: If there are more than 3200 attachments in a project, attempting to Link to an existing attachment in the Rich Text Editor takes several seconds.
            SOS-DEF-684/SOS-BUG-789: JIRA Connector will delete and recreate all custom field values in the table on every sync, causing a large churn in ID values.
            SOS-DEF-738/SOS-BUG-792: User with correct Read permissions receives when trying to clear a suspect link. 
            SOS-DEF-800/SOS-BUG-1035: Reverting to an older version of an item that is using a deleted value will show that deleted value in the new version.
            SOS-DEF-948: Even if Allow non-Admins to delete items and containers is disabled, users are still able to delete them if more than one item is selected in . 
            SOS-DEF-1010: Deleting more than one relationship at a time does not generate an entry on the Activity Stream. 
            SOS-DEF-1113: Organization Name is truncated in application header if more than 34 characters.
            SOS-DEF-1152: TLS is misspelled in Admin Console UI as TSL.

            Express Channel Admin Notes

            - New Relic can now be configured in the Admin Console for use with Jama self-hosted installations.
            - Root users can now configure a custom header color in self-hosted installations.
            - Note that as schema updates finish applying, users will see a white page, but will not be able to log in. (It is not possible to load the maintenance page at this time.)

            Version 8.2

            Cloud Release Date: 2016/05/21 
            Express Channel Release Date: 2015

            New Capabilities

            View Related Items in the Review Center
            Jama reviews can now display the upstream and downstream related items for each review item. This makes it easy to share a snapshot of relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and it helps reviewers understand the traceability of items. Review moderators can include related items when creating a review or publishing a revision. When a review includes related items, it will preserve the relationships and related item content that existed at the time of review creation, or at the date when its latest revision was published. Reviewers see the number of related items for each review item, and they can load a full list of all related items.  Clicking on a related item opens a tooltip with all of the item's fields. Permissions for related items just like permission for review items. A review creator can only share items that they have permission to view. If the creator doesn't have permission to a certain related item, none of the item's content is available to reviewers.

            Note that the Express Channel deployment includes all features noted in the release.

            Version 8.1

            Resolved Issues

            SOS-DEF-258/SOS-BUG-734: CKEditor will strip HTML classes out of tables.
            SOS-DEF-348/SOS-BUG-571: Adding a field in a Reuse Diff View prevents administrators from deleting that field and throws a SQL error.
            SOS-DEF-427/SOS-BUG-516: If a username in JIRA has a capital in it, syncing the user from Jama to JIRA fails.
            SOS-DEF-428/SOS-BUG-557: Duplicate comments are created in JIRA any time the item is updated (if a field mapping fails).
            SOS-DEF-444/SOS-BUG-373/MAIN-BUG-386: No traceability on value update when existing value is deleted. Old value will now be retained in previous versions.
            SOS-DEF-849/SOS-BUG-518: Word Exports lose heading style after 7 levels. Levels will now export up to 9.
            SOS-DEF-1007: Creating an item via REST with no description field sets description field to null instead of empty string.

            Version 8.0.2

            Release Date: 2016/4/28

            This release was an update to the search service. No user-facing functionality or features were changed in our Cloud environment. This was the first deployment to the Express channel; details can be found here.

            Version 8.0

            Release Date: 2016/04/16

            Resolved Issues

            SOS-DEF-120/SOS-BUG-1058:  Rich Text bullets and numbering in Test Case test steps do not show in Test Run execution window.
            SOS-DEF-124/SOS-BUG-836: Test Run comments are visible in the Stream to all users, regardless of permissions.
            SOS-DEF-522/SOS-BUG-541: After setting up Crowd authentication, SSO cannot be disabled.
            SOS-DEF-572/SOS-BUG-1057: When new users select the link from the Your New Jama Account email, they will be delivered a blank web page if using IE11.
            SOS-DEF-773/SOS-BUG-639: Description fields do not properly filter out control characters, leading to an invalid XML exception when an item is retrieved via API.
            SOS-DEF-774/SOS-BUG-954: CROWD assigns all imported users the greatest license type regardless of the number available.
            SOS-DEF-794/SOS-BUG-356: Deletion of Test Plan or individual Test Run does not affect Test Case Status as it should.
            SOS-DEF-807/SOS-BUG-1078: Text Field in single item view in-line edit allows for input of more than 255 characters. The input now honors the 255 character limit. 
            SOS-DEF-808/SOS-BUG-1096: Uploading files through the Add Image from Server or Link File buttons do not load files.
            SOS-DEF-809/SOS-BUG-1141: "Sync" option cannot be set "on" for the field in environment.
            SOS-DEF-810: Users are unable to Restore deleted Test Plans.
            SOS-DEF-950: Images inserted into the Diagram Editor do not show when saved.


            Release Date: March 19, 2016

            Build Date: 2016/03/14

            New Capabilities

            @Mention Users on Homepage
            Users now have access to a link on the Homepage that filters the Comment Stream down to comments that they participated in. This allows users to get to work quickly on the most important items, as well as recently visited areas in Jama.

            Permanent Enablement of Enhanced Image Security
            Due to some improvements in our reporting tools, the option to turn off Enhanced Image security has been disabled. All images will be embedded in exported documents, no longer requiring separate authentication. Customers who have requested EIS be turned off in the past will experience minimal effects. This does cause a complication for customers using JIH. More details are can be found in the announcement

            Supported Software Changes

            We have dropped support for Internet Explorer 10. To see the current list of supported browsers, please review our Supported Software.

            Resolved Issues

            SOS-BUG-1016/SOS-DEF-268: Users with Collaborator licenses do not have a Test Cycle drop-down, so they have no way of viewing Test Cycle Details.
            SOS-BUG-635/SOS-DEF-122: Rich text fields do not load in editing mode, and the error "The HTML editor is not ready yet" may pop up.
            SOS-BUG-1054/SOS-DEF-119: Health Report doesn't show data for Projects when there are a large number of active projects.
            SOS-BUG-796/SOS-DEF-123: Images embedded in content when copied are stored the same way when copy and pasted
            SOS-BUG-836/SOS-DEF-124: Test Run comments are visible in the Stream to all users, regardless of permissions.
            SOS-BUG-487/SOS-DEF-121: Uploading an attachment in IE with a setting enabled results in the full directory path as the attachment name.
            SOS-BUG-984/SOS-DEF-126: Tasktop Migration Plugin throws "optimistic locking exception" and halts when there are other activities on the items.
            SOS-BUG-884/SOS-DEF-111: Inserting more than 4,000 characters into a Test Case Step throws an error and freezes Jama.
            SOS-BUG-940/SOS-DEF-125: View Synced Items > Detailed Comparison View does not show results.
            SOS-BUG-1031/SOS-DEF-113: In the Review Center, going to and from an item via a filter stops the filter from populating results.
            SOS-BUG-1077/SOS-DEF-110: After adding a new Test Case Step in the new Single Item View, the user cannot save new data and newly added data can be erased.


            Release Date: February 20, 2016

            Build Date: 2016/02/17

            New Capabilities

            Search on Home Page
            Search all of Jama from your home page. Just like the search bar at the project-level project, search on the home page allows users to quickly find all the content they seek. All existing search functionality, including Boolean operators (AND, OR & NOT) and the ability to search specific fields, is available from this feature.

            New REST Resource to Manage Org/Project Group Membership

            Resolved Issues

            SOS-DEF-158/SOS-BUG-937: Filters not saving when date conditions use "is the last" option.
            SOS-BUG-352/MAIN-BUG-172: Test Steps do not gracefully handle certain HTML characters.
            SOS-BUG-817: Attachments and images deleted via Configure Project > Attachments are not deleted from .
            SOS-BUG-878: Filters load very slowly in Explorer pane due to smartFilterSvc.getSmartFiltersForUser DWR taking exceptionally long.
            SOS-BUG-913: Relationship Import Plugin use does not create in Activities tab or event entry table.
            SOS-BUG-937: Filters retain default "all dates" condition when "is within the last" condition is selected and saved.
            SOS-BUG-941: Items that user does not have Read permissions to are surfaced in results and visible in List and Reading views.
            SOS-BUG-956: Test Run "Execution Date" updates when users Save and Close but not started nor edited the Test Run.
            SOS-BUG-968: Using the Tasktop Migration Plugin on versions 4.2.0 and higher will fill the proxy field with an incorrect URL and synced items will never update.
            SOS-BUG-994: Deactivated Users can still access REST API.
            SOS-BUG-970: Operation times out when relating an item many existing relationships.
            SOS-BUG-997: Deactivated Users can still access SOAP API.
            SOS-BUG-1012: The horizontal scroll bar disappears when viewing the results of a filter in List View or Releases panel.


            January 23, 2016
            (build date 2016/01/21)

            New Capabilities

            Relationships: Add Many to Many List and Reading View
            Creating relationships is one of the core workflows that our customers use on a daily basis. Up till now it has been necessary to work a single item when creating relationships (one to many), but from the list or reading it was not possible. With this we've added the ability from the list and reading view to select and relate many items at once. This significantly reduces the time necessary to create relationships.
            REST API Endpoint Updates
            New REST API endpoints Item Versions, Baselines, Releases, Get by DocID. Learn more about the REST API here
            OAuth API Key (SAML)
            Customers who have enabled the REST API can now access the REST API with SAML single sign-on. To get your API key, please contact Jama Support [ ].
            Upload File Allowlist Update
            Added .tra and .jama extensions to allowlist. Learn more about the allowlist.

            Resolved issues

            SOS-BUG-636: User without "Manage Project" permissions cannot run custom template.
            SOS-BUG-821: Searches containing two colons will return Search Error.
            SOS-BUG-886: In the Test Run execution window, the number of Test Steps stops displaying at 99.
            SOS-BUG-915: Relationship count is present in List View when Existing Relationships is unchecked in Duplicate Project settings.
            SOS-BUG-970: Operation times out when relating an item many existing relationships.
            SOS-BUG-1009: Projects List View widget changes from a specific Item Type to Mixed Item Type, causing some fields to not display.
            SOS-BUG-1010: Filters that are sent to review that contain only Test Runs or Test Plans (or a combination of the two) return an empty review.
            SOS-BUG-1017: Files with *.tra extension are no longer allowed as attachments.
            SOS-BUG-1023: JIRA Sync fails for projects with multiple mappings from JIRA into Jama.




            06-20-2017 11:55

            @Stephen Millen they should be fixed now. Sorry about that! Let me know if there are any further problems.

            06-19-2017 08:09

            Hi Kristina,

            I can't see the images in the latest release notes.  Seems to be broken links.


            03-29-2017 11:10

            As of this morning Jama 8.14 is now available in the Express channel. 

            03-07-2017 08:34

            8.13 is live on our hosted environment and is available on the Express channel.

            02-09-2017 15:30

            Jama 8.12.x has been deployed to the Hosted environment and is also available in the Express channel.

            10-05-2016 12:17

            For those following along, Jama 8.8 is now available in the Express channel.

            09-07-2016 17:16

            dang that relationships in review center feature looks cool

            09-07-2016 12:27

            8.7 is now available for upgrading in the Express channel.

            08-15-2016 12:12

            A note to Express Channel customers: 8.6 is now available in your channel.

            07-19-2016 18:15

            We have released a hotfix for version 8.5 to the Express on-premises channel. If you have 8.5 installed, you will need to upgrade to 8.5.1 to receive full support.

            07-08-2016 21:02

            Just a heads-up that we're deploying Jama 8.5 to hosted environments this weekend. That means 8.4 (Standard) and 8.5 (Express) will be available to our on-premises customers soon!