Thousands of organizations around the world use GitHub and Jira together to manage software projects. With your GitHub account linked to Jira, it gives your team the ability to see branches, commit messages, and pull request in the Jira tickets they’re working on. On the GitHub side, you can view relevant Jira ticket information in issues and pull requests.

Once the GitHub account is connected with Jira, there is no need to switch between Github & Jira and the entire team will be able to see the work status.

Migration

The legacy ability to connect Jira Software and GitHub via the Jira DVCS connector is now deprecated in favor of this new GitHub-maintained integration. Once the migration is complete, the legacy integration (DVCS connector) is disabled automatically.

How To Link GitHub And Jira

Configure Github

  1. Go to https://github.com/marketplace/jira-software-github and click Install

  2. During installation, you will be asked to select repositories you want to use with the Jira Integration

  3. After installation, enter the site name and click Continue

  4. Click on Authorize Jira by GitHub to give access to Jira

Configure Jira

  1. Sign into your Jira Cloud account

  2. Go to Jira settings -> Apps -> Find new apps -> Search for GitHub for Jira

  3. Click on GitHub for Jira and Click on Get App -> Get it now

  4. Click on Get Started to connect your GitHub Account

Manage Repositories

If you gave access to “All repositories” or “Single Repository”, you can edit repository selection by:

  1. Sign into your Jira Cloud account.
  2. Select Jira settings -> Apps -> Manage Apps -> GitHub -> Get Started -> Configure

Advantages

  • See the status of development work right from the Jira board

  • Use smart commits to update the status, leave a comment, or log time without leaving your command line or GitHub Commits

  • View associated pull requests, commits, and branches from within a Jira ticket Status

  • Search for Jira issues based on related GitHub information, such as open pull requests Branch

  • You can automatically keep your Jira issues up to date while working in GitHub PullRequest

References:

https://github.com/integrations/jira

https://www.atlassian.com/blog/jira-software/github-for-jira

Author

Jigna Patel

iOS Developer

Always curious about learning new things

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