Navigate to Add Out of Office for User via through either method
Administrator > User management > Add Out Of Office Rule for User
Administration Search Dialog Box
1. Keyboard shortcut "g"+"g" on the screen
2. Input "Add Out of Office Rule"
3. Select "Add Our of Office Rule for User"
Click on Add Out of Office Rule for User button near the top right
Fill in OOO details
Click on OK button to save
The saved entry will be displayed in the list of OOO rules added by the administrator
From the user's perspective, the OOO rule can be accessed. It is possible to modify the One-time Rule created by the Jira Administrator
View Profile > Out of Office Assistant
Feature 2: Faster configuration by reusing OOO rules
Most of the time, the reassignment rules are the same. Thus we added recurring rules which will be applicable during your out of office period.
Now you only need to specify the period you are out of office. There is no need to refill in all the settings. Both the messages in the Out of Office Period and Recurring Rule will be added in the comment.
Out of Office Period
The period when the user is out of office.
Rules which will be active when the user is out of the office, defined in Out of Office Period.
The One-time Rule runs separately from Out Of Office period and takes priority over the Out Of Office period's Recurring Rules.
The Out Of Office Period 1 Nov to 8 Nov
One-Time Rule 5 Nov to 10 Nov
Today's Date 8 Nov, 2.16pm
One time rule message is being threaded in the comments
Feature 3: Able to specify the exact time duration out of office
Taking the day off in the afternoon? You can now select a time when you are out of office.
Please note that the time is with reference to the server's timezone, thus, you may need to convert your local time to the server's timezone
Feature 4: 3rd party integration with REST API
Previously the only way to add Out Of Office period is to add it manually.
Now it is possible for 3rd party apps to send out of office information or query out of office period with the newly added REST endpoints.
There are 4 REST Resources which can be accessed.
ConfigResource - Used for configuring options and JQL Filter.
OutOfOfficeOneTimeRuleResource - Used for configuring any one time rule.
OutOfOfficePeriodResource - Used for configuring OutOfOffice Period.
OutOfOfficeRecurRuleResource - Used for configuring OutOfOffice Recurring Rule.