ZenHub changelog
ZenHub changelog

Organization Access Request for Companies and Teams


⭐️ New


Zenhub Organizations are now visible at onboarding to users who sign up with the same email domain as the creator of the Zenhub Organization. This means that users from your company domains or approved domains can join their teams by selecting the Zenhub Organizations they would like to go into without needing to create one at onboarding or without being invited. Organization Admins can subsequently approve user's request to join their Zenhub Organizations


The option to create a Zenhub organization still exists at onboarding. Still, this option will only be available if a user needs to create a new Zenhub Organization for their team and not as a requirement to proceed into the application like before.

We would love to see your team join you quickly and hear your feedback on optimizing organizations that are shown to users with your company's email domain.

New Public GraphQL API


⭐️ New


Our new Public GraphQL API is now available to all users!

Our new API provides access to a broader set of data that was not previously available, including sprints, roadmap data and the ability to filter when fetching issues.

To get started, self-serve generate your Personal API Key through the API subsection in the account management page in Zenhub. Once you've got your key, head over to https://developers.zenhub.com/ to take a look at our documentation site.

We can't wait to see the automations and integrations that our users build with this new API!

Japanese Search Improvements + Bug Fixes


⭐️ New


Based on user feedback, we've introduced improvements to our Board search for issues containing Japanese language characters. The improved search will provide more accurate search results and an improved search experience when using Japanese characters to search for issues with Japanese titles on the board. This update enables search functionality to more closely match the previous search experience for Japanese users.

Thank you to all users who submitted feedback about this issue.

We've also fixed the following bugs:

  • Fixed an issue with invalid links with inviting a user to a workspace
  • Fixed a bug where the list of repos was not loading when attempting to add a repo to a workspace
  • Fixed a bug that caused the issue table in an epic to not be displayed
  • Fixed a bug where board URLs did not have filter metadata appended

SOC 2 Type 1 audit certification


🔐 Security


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We’re pleased to announce that Zenhub has received its SOC 2 Type I audit certification this month! We know that security is mission critical to all our customers. That’s why we have a team that’s dedicated to regularly reviewing regulatory compliance and ensuring that our product and our infrastructure is meeting (or exceeding) industry standards when it comes to networking, encryption, auditing, logging, monitoring, backups and intrusion detection.

Our journey towards SOC 2 compliance actually started many years ago. It all started with a strong set of fundamental principles. We believe in the principle of least privilege and making security a first class citizen through a number of automated monitoring systems and coding best practices. These ideas and principles were used to build the foundation of Zenhub’s infrastructure and tech stack, and is what allowed us to feel confident going into the SOC 2 audit. With help from the team at Vanta, we got our certification in April 2022.

What is SOC2 Type 1 certification?

A SOC 2 Type 1 Report is a Service Organization Control (SOC) audit on how a cloud-based service provider handles sensitive information. It covers the suitability of an organization’s controls and practices.

Achieving SOC2 Type 1 accreditation means that our infrastructure, development practices, and management processes meet (or exceed) required levels of oversight and monitoring, and that we can detect and address issues quickly and reliably.

What’s next?

We are working on completing our SOC 2 Type 2 audit later this quarter, which will further validate our controls and security framework and attest to our operational effectiveness. Our goal is to continue providing regular security updates to you and your IT engineers so that your team can sleep well at night knowing that you data is safe and secure.

The ZenHub login experience is expanding!


⭐️ New


The team has been hard at work to bring ZenHub to all teams and team members (not just those with a GitHub account). Today anyone will be able to sign up and use ZenHub – no GitHub required.

For those without a GitHub account, the first release of this experience will be a sneak peek with a sampling of our features available. What does this mean? Our full feature suite will still only unlock with a GitHub account. Over the coming months, we’ll be fully focused on creating a ZenHub that works really well for everyone on the team. So, what do you need to know now?

  • Anyone without a GitHub account will be able to sign up and use ZenHub Roadmaps for free.
    • Whenever anyone connects their GitHub account, a free trial begins, and those users will be able to pay for a license when their trial ends.
  • To make this new way to log in to ZenHub work, we needed to create a new permissions system to manage who’s allowed in your ZenHub organization.
    • Existing GitHub org admins will be given ZenHub org admin status and can remove anyone from your ZenHub organization. All other teammates will receive member status. Admins can grant Admin status to anyone on the team.
    • Anyone within a ZenHub org can invite new team members into the org through the invite your team button as usual.
  • Over time, we will be releasing new functionality that doesn’t rely on GitHub and can be used by anyone with or without a GitHub account.

More details to come as we continue to build and make ZenHub more valuable to everyone on your team!

Powering up projects


⭐️ New


Every project now has a flyover on the roadmap. You can add a description and see who creates or closes the project.

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Reordering the Roadmap: it's a drag (and drop)


⭐️ New


You can now manually reorder items on the Roadmap using drag and drop! Sort your Roadmap by start date, end date, or manually by using the drop-down menu in the top right corner.

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Please note: for the first version, drag & drop is enabled for top-level items, meaning you can reorder Projects, and Epics that aren't inside a Project.

Board Feature Updates and Bug Fixes


⭐️ New

  • Set Board 2.0. as the default Board experience
  • Added Pipeline Sorting to Board 2.0
  • Added Sort by Sprint as a Pipeline Sorting option in Board 2.0
  • Added the ‘not:’ operator to the Assignee, Epic and Label filter in Board 2.0
  • Fixed an issue where the predicted end date would not be displayed for an epic on the roadmap
  • Fixed a UI bug with the issue flyover when using the extension
  • Fixed an issue that caused long numbers to appear truncated via markdown within an issue
  • Fixed a bug where issue titles or breadcrumbs could run off the issue flyover page
  • Added a loading indicator and improved the response performance when closing or opening an issue via the issue flyover

Board 2.0. is out of Beta!


⭐️ New


With today’s release Board 2.0 is officially out of Beta and Generally Available to all ZenHub users. We’ve added several new and improved features to Board 2.0 over the last few months and would like to encourage everyone to give it a try.

As part of Board 2.0. leaving Beta we’ve added a few more highly requested features:

Board View Options

  • Toggle Show Pull Requests
  • Toggle Show Open Issues

Issue Card View Options

  • Toggle Show Estimates on Issues
  • Toggle Show Dependencies on Issues
  • Toggle Show Repos on Issues
  • Toggle Show Sprints on Issues
  • Toggle Show Epics on Issues
  • Toggle Show Releases on Issues
  • Toggle Show PR Reviewers on Issues
  • If you’ve switched to using Condensed View, some of the data point toggles are not available with Condensed View enabled.

All the above features are accessible through Board Settings in Board 2.0.

Insight-full improvements!


⭐️ New


Team Productivity Insights are now live! Spend less time pouring over reports and see exactly what you need, directly on the board. These insights will:

  • Automatically break down work in progress into development & review time so you can understand how long each phase is taking.
  • Let you know when review time is taking significantly longer than development time so you’re aware of blockers, sooner.

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Additionally, we’ve added anomalies tracking to show you which issues took abnormally long to complete. This will help you identify why cycle time might be rising, spot trends among particularly challenging issues, and prompt conversation among the team.

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Not sure where to start? We've leveraged our data to provide you real benchmarks from real teams. Learn more here!

Condensed View for Board 2.0


⭐️ New


Today marks the launch of our first new Board view for Board 2.0! Over the last little while we’ve been reading user feedback around wanting a cleaner and more compact board view that allows you to see more tickets on the board within the same space. Armed with this feedback our design team took to the drawing board and created our new Condensed View.

The condensed view abstracts the majority of ticket information, removes spacing between tickets and increases the number of tickets viewable at a given time on the board.

To give Condensed View a try, first start by opting into Board 2.0. via the board settings. If you’ve already opted into Board 2.0, simply enable Condensed View by toggling it on within board settings. 

We’re really excited about this new board view and have been using it internally for a little while. We hope that this new view provides enhanced utility and clarity to your board experience.

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