Jira: Enabling data encryption for data at rest and in transit

Updated on
January 13, 2023

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Data encryption is a security measure that protects data from unauthorized access or tampering. It is important to encrypt data at rest, which refers to data that is stored on a device or storage medium, and data in transit, which refers to data that is being transmitted over a network. Jira provides several options for enabling data encryption for data at rest and in transit. This technical reference guide outlines the steps for enabling these security measures in Jira.

Enabling data encryption for data at rest in Jira

  1. Use an encrypted database: Jira stores data in a database, and you can use an encrypted database to protect data at rest. Some popular encrypted databases include MySQL with the InnoDB engine and Microsoft SQL Server with Transparent Data Encryption (TDE). To use an encrypted database with Jira, follow these steps:
  • Install and set up your chosen encrypted database.
  • Configure Jira to use the encrypted database as its primary data store.

Enabling data encryption for data in transit in Jira

  1. Enable SSL/TLS for web traffic: Jira uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) to encrypt web traffic. To ensure that SSL/TLS is enabled for web traffic, make sure that you are accessing Jira using the "https://" protocol.
  2. Enable SSL/TLS for API traffic: Jira also uses SSL/TLS to encrypt API traffic. To ensure that SSL/TLS is enabled for API traffic, make sure that you are using the "https://" protocol when making API requests.

Enabling data encryption for data at rest and in transit is an important security measure for protecting sensitive data in Jira. By following the steps outlined in this technical reference guide, you can ensure that your data is protected from unauthorized access and tampering.

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