If you’re considering migrating your Atlassian tech stack to the cloud, understanding the security features is crucial. This article aims to provide you with an in-depth look at these features, from initial setup to advanced functionalities in Jira and Confluence.
Security Guide and setup
When setting up security features in Atlassian Cloud, there’s a comprehensive guide that outlines a top-to-bottom set of tasks and suggestions. This guide aligns with industry best practices, offering a structured approach to ensure optimal security settings.
The importance of domain verification
Domain verification serves as a foundational step in securing your Atlassian Cloud environment. By authenticating your ownership, you establish a secure perimeter for your cloud-based tools and uncover any instances of shadow IT within your organization.
Streamlined provisioning and SSL setup
Atlassian Cloud has significantly simplified the provisioning and SSL setup process. Intuitive wizards guide you through each step, making the process user-friendly. If your organization uses Okta or Active Directory, the setup can typically be completed in less than 30 minutes.
Leveraging identity attributes
Once your domain is verified, you can start leveraging identity attributes from your Identity and Access Management (IDAM) systems. These attributes can be integrated into user profiles in Jira or Confluence, enabling automations based on these attributes.
User data and monitoring
Managing user data and monitoring usage are both key requirements for maintaining a secure Atlassian Cloud instance.
The value of data reporting and monitoring
Data reporting and monitoring are indispensable tools for large enterprises. These features provide a wealth of information that can help organizations make informed decisions about license management. Some examples include:
- Max count of active users: The maximum count of active users metric allows you to compare the number of licenses you’ve purchased against actual usage, helping you right-size your licenses.
- Granular insights: The platform offers detailed breakdowns of user activity across different Atlassian products, invaluable for understanding usage patterns and deciding whether to acquire more licenses.
Compliance and security
Data reporting and monitoring also play a crucial role in compliance, offering more granular audit logs than even the application-level logs in Jira and Confluence.
Security is a critical aspect of any cloud migration, and understanding the features offered by Atlassian Cloud can make the transition smoother and more secure.
For a more in-depth exploration of Jira and Confluence best practices, and a deeper dive into all the security features described above, we highly recommend watching the full webinar, Atlassian Cloud Security Features You Need to Understand, available on-demand by clicking the link below. This resource will provide you with expert insights and demonstrations that can further guide your migration journey.