I'd like to be able to access Jira without logging in. Such anonymous access would have limited privileges (for example only able to view existing public issues). I know such access has been requested before on this mailing list, but I don't recall any response on why it has not been provided.
The benefits of anonymous access to Jira are: 1. Search engines can index the information in Jira. 2. Lower barrier of entry for casual users to view the state of issues in Jira. I don't really see any potential drawbacks to adding anonymous access to Jira. Regards, John