Jama Connect® 8.61 Cloud

Carly Rossi
Carly Rossi
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Release Date US: 2021/04/23
Release Date AU/EU: 2021/04/24

Introducing Multi-Mode Authentication 

The combination of Basic and SAML creates multi-mode authentication, which gives you the ability to separate your company's users from your partners, vendors, and contractors. Multi-mode authentication provides an extra layer of protection for those users so they can be part of the requirement, approval, and tracking process in Jama Connect.

Contact Support to enable it. 

Review Center and Workflow Enhancements

Review Center now includes templates for Approval and Peer reviews. This change provides a new way to transition items when a moderator finalizes a review. By adding templates, we streamline the review configuration workflow to ensure reviews are up to date and compliant.    

The Add review status workflow option has been replaced with Approval and Peer review templates. To use this feature, organization administrators must enable an Approval review in Review center settings. Once enabled, select Organization | Workflow, then select the items you want to transition when finalizing an Approval review.


New Administration Roles

We're excited to announce the release of the new Jama Connect administration roles: User Admin, Process Admin, and Add Project. The new roles help alleviate the challenges that sometimes occur for organization admins working in an enterprise environment. Managing users and configurations can be an overwhelming task, potentially introducing risk if the organization admin role is assigned to a lot of users. 

User Administrator
The user administrator role manages licenses, users, and groups. This role can be assigned to an individual or a group. The user admin must also be a project admin to set permission for users and groups.  

Process Administrator
The process administrator role focuses on configuring content and connections in Jama Connect. The process admin must also be a project admin or user admin to access projects, users, groups, and permissions.

Add Project
The add project role is a new role that allows lets users add projects outside of the organization admin role. Users/groups will also have the ability to duplicate projects where they are a project admin.

For more information, see New Administration Roles and User Visibility Controls.


User and Group Visibility Updates

Improved Filtering for Users and Groups

Users and groups associated with items, comments, and notifications are now only visible to those with project access. Controlled by permissions, users no longer receive assignments or notifications for content they can't access. 

New Settings

Allow Project Administrators Access to All Users and Organization Groups
In project groups or permissions, organization admins can give project admins the ability to add users outside of their project. You can find the new setting here: Admin > Organization > Details.

Enable New Comments in Global Stream
Creating new comments from the global Stream page (accessed from the Jama Connect header) is disabled by default. Most organizations prefer to limit access to all users and groups in Jama Connect. Users can continue to reply to comments in the global Stream, but @mention is now filtered by the project associated with the original comment. You can find the new setting here: Admin > Organization > Stream.

REST API — New Permissions for GET/users and GET/usergroups
To reduce the exposure of users and user groups, additional permissions are applied to limit these calls to organization and user admins. A new project ID parameter now provides access for project admins.

  • Access to GET/users and GET/usergroups will require organization or user admin roles. The user admin role is new in Jama Connect 8.61. Project admins can continue to use these endpoints, but will be required to provide a project ID where they are a project admin.

  • Access to GET/users/{userId} and GET/usergroups/{id} will now perform a permissions check, ensuring the requesting user has access to the same project as the requested user or user group.

 Updates from Customer Feedback

  • A new reports history page lists previously-generated reports with the option to download them. Available from Reports in the Jama Connect header, reports now run in the background so your screen isn't blocked when you run them.

  • You can now edit a Test Cycle's name, description, and date fields without updating its content.

  • In List View, project admins can now batch unlock items manually. In a previous release, only organization admins could do this.

  • When you click x to close the Test Execution window, the test run is no longer locked. 

  • The HTML clean-up process no longer runs when you generate a non-PDF report, allowing for more control over the output.

  • We have replaced the icon and label used for filters and reports. Instead of the star icon you now see the bookmark icon and instead of the "Favorites" label you now see "Bookmarks."

Resolved Issues

ID Description


Temporary reports are now removed from the TempReports folder after 7 days.


The ability to see project-level user groups is now restricted to admins who have access to those projects.


Project admin access for organization admins is now restricted when the organization admin doesn't have admin rights to a specific project. 
SOS-DEF-5189 Deleting multiple items at the same time no longer causes duplicate version numbers. 


When you batch-lock items, a user lock is no longer placed on an item already in a system-locked state.


In the Review Center administration, approved email domains for inviting users from outside the project are now correctly displayed after you click Save


A NullPointerException error no longer occurs when you export a template that includes upstream or downstream items and a numbered list in the description. 


When you use a mix of bulleted and numbered lists, the formatting is now correctly exported in Word and PDF formats. 


Duplicate version numbers no longer appear when you select Replace with baseline, then click Restore in the Activity stream.


When you edit a review from the Table view, the wizard now advances to the next page when you click Next


When you export a Trace View that includes the Tags column, the export now finishes in the expected amount of time.  


You can now use default export templates to format bulleted items in rich text fields. 


When you modify an item, users and groups in the "Assigned To" fields are now limited to only those with access to that project.
Data fix This release resolves the issue where version numbers didn't increment sequentially. For specific questions about this fix, contact Support


Known Issues

ID Description

When you archive a picklist option, it remains visible but you can't select it. If you use multi-select to edit this option, the selection might disappear. 

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