Announcing MantisHub’s latest chat integration to help keep your whole team up to date. With our Microsoft Teams plugin, you can connect your Team channels to your MantisHub projects to get live updates on all your issue creations, closures and updates.
Setup is easy!
It’s super easy to set up. Administrators can install the plugin with one button click. And that button is called Install to avoid any confusion :).
Next, you’ll need to create Incoming Webhooks for your Teams channels. Then paste that webhook into you plugin configuration right next to the relevant project. And that’s it!
To create the webhooks, check out MS Teams helpful documentation here. But in a nutshell, you need to click on the channel ‘ellipses’ (those 3 dots next to the channel name … did you know it was called an ellipse!?! Anyone got any idea why?). Then select Connectors and configure an Incoming Webhook.
When creating your webhook you should make use of the fact you can link an icon to be used when displaying MantisHub updates to your Teams channels. You can grab a copy of it as well as more detailed information on our plugin, in our support article here.
Customize your communications
Tailor what information triggers a notification and the contents of those notifications within the plugin configuration so it doesn’t get too overwhelming.
Also super handy is that notifications include a ‘View Issue’ button to take you directly to your issues. So you can just hop into the issue straight out of your Teams app if you want to take action. For larger teams, couple this with our AuthHub plugin for SSO with Office365 so authentication to your Teams account is automated.
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MantisHub team is excited to announce the release of Open ID federation support for single sign-on! With our AuthHub plugin, we provide open ID connect with multiple identity providers.
What is Open ID Connect? Well, in a nutshell, our AuthHub plugin allows you to enable federation based authentication for single sign-on (SSO). It also allows the auto-provisioning of users. So on valid authentication from your centralized identity provider, their MantisHub account is automatically created!
The following identity providers are supported with qualifying plans:
- Azure AD (Office 365) – for Platinum volume plans (200, 300, 500, 1000 users)
- Google / Google Suite – for Platinum volume plans (200, 300, 500, 1000 users)
- Github – for Gold plans and above
- Bitbucket – for Gold plans and above
Check out our pricing page for details.
For companies that use any of the supported identity providers, switching over to SSO rather than your standard MantisHub username password adds a wide range of benefits.
For your users:
- Users don’t have to manage yet another username and password as well as all the other advantages of SSO (single sign-on). So that means changing passwords just once! And if they are already logged in, just one click of a button will get into their MantisHub account!
- User accounts can be auto-provisioned, hence, no need to coordinate with an administrator or have a lag between needing to access MantisHub and being able to access it.
- User hashed credentials are not stored on MantisHub servers.
For your administrators and enterprise security:
- Users authenticating via your enterprise identity providers will honour policies configured by the administrator in accordance with your enterprise security policies. For example, using FIDO devices, multi-factor authentication, password complexity, recurring password changes, protection against password spray attacks, etc. are all enforceable.
- Once a user account is disabled, like when an employee leaves your company, administrators just need to revoke access in the one place and access to MantisHub and other federated SaaS applications access will be blocked.
- AuthHub can be configured to lock down a list of users or domains to only permit login via your identity provider while allowing other users to log in with MantisHub standard login.
- AuthHub plugin can be configured to allow auto-provisioning of users with your chosen access level on successfully sign-on. This can be scoped to a configured list of email address domains. This reduces manual work to onboard your team and reduces human error.
Want to get started?
Check out MantisHub’s knowledge base articles for more information including configuration options:
- Office365 Authentication
- Google Suite / Google Authentication
- GitHub Authentication
- Bitbucket Authentication
And if you have questions, please reach out to our lovely MantisHub support team.
The beauty of hosting with MantisHub is that you will never need to worry about the retention, accessibility or integrity of the data stored in your MantisHub issue tracking system.
All the advantages of cloud hosting are at your fingertips. Like logging into your system from any place or any machine securely. No need to worry about the security of your servers or disaster recovery. MantisHub hosting is robust, reliable, and secure, with daily backups of your data.
With all this convenience, you still have access to export and extract your data in several ways. Whether you need to integrate it into another system, play around with some numbers, produce reports or simply for peace of mind, you’re covered with these features.
Download all MantisHub data
Any administrators within the system can access the backup option from the Manage page. From here they can generate a full backup of your MantisHub to get a snapshot of the database at any point in time. When you generate a backup, two zip files will be available for download :
- “database and configuration” file which contains a MySQL dump of your database and your configuration files.
- “attachments” file containing all attachments uploaded to your system.
You can upload the db.sql file to a local MySQL service for verification and access it from your favorite database viewer and analytics tools.
With the attachments, extract the zip files to get access to the attachment files. The attachment file names will be encoded and will have to be correlated with the database to get the file meta-data.
Here’s the KB article for more information on generating and downloading backups.
As MantisHub already create a full daily backup of your data you will probably never need to use it but it may be what you need to tick some boxes on your corporate policies checklist for security or data retention.
The filters within the My View page can allow you to display a specific set or subset or your issues. If you’re not yet familiar with how to use filters, check out this article and get to it as it will save you a heap of time trying to find the information you need.
Once you have grabbed the issues you are interested in, you have the option to Print Reports.
To print it, just click the button. You can print all the listed issues or further cull the list and just display those selected. There are two options to print to; to a Microsoft Word document or HTML and it will include the Issues Details view of your issues.
Step by step instructions can be found in this KB article.
Exporting to CSV or Excel
There is also the option provided to export issue details to CSV or Microsoft Excel also from the View Issues page. This means you can do a whole lot more with your data because you can plug these into other systems to manipulate how you want. For example, MantisHub has some in-built reporting but if you’re looking for specific statistics on your issues this option can allow you to generate graphs and tables using Excel or some other application that allows CSV import.
It’s important to note that you have to define what issue fields and information you want to be included in the export. This needs to be configured in the Managing Columns section. This can be configured at a project level by the administrator [Manage – Manage Configuration – Manage Columns] but users can override this within their personal preferences [My Account – Manage Columns]. All fields that can be exported (including your custom created fields) are listed in the All Available section. Have a read about it in the Managing Columns KB article. And help with exporting can be found in this article :).
If you have Mantis Time Tracking feature turned on, you can also export this information to Excel or CSV to get some statistics on time your team spent working on issues. This is available through the Time Tracking page that is added to the menu when you enable Mantis time tracking.
For the technically savvy you can access information from your MantisHub through our API. This does require programming knowledge and can be a super powerful tool for pulling specific information from your system and manipulating it as needed. You can retrieve details of your projects, configuration, users, issues and filters. And the API is continually expanding so keep an eye out. To read more about MantisHub API options check out this KB article.
So if you’re looking for that flexibility while still getting the convenience of secure, reliable service, there’s your data on a silver platter :).
For those of you who have already signed up for a free trial, here’s a tip to get you going.
If you log into your new trial and head to your ‘My View’ page we have a little Getting Started guide for first time users. It covers the steps involved to get projects going and create issues.
If you’re tired of reading and you just want someone to tell you how to do it, we just put together a little walk-through video for you. Go ahead and check it out!
We know you’ve probably got a long list of possible issue and bug trackers that you could use and may have already signed up for a bunch of trials. We want to help you out!
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