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.
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
Go to https://github.com/marketplace/jira-software-github and click Install
During installation, you will be asked to select repositories you want to use with the Jira Integration
After installation, enter the site name and click Continue
Click on Authorize Jira by GitHub to give access to Jira
Sign into your Jira Cloud account
Go to Jira settings -> Apps -> Find new apps -> Search for GitHub for Jira
Click on GitHub for Jira and Click on Get App -> Get it now
Click on Get Started to connect your GitHub Account
If you gave access to "All repositories" or "Single Repository", you can edit repository selection by:
- Sign into your Jira Cloud account.
- Select Jira settings -> Apps -> Manage Apps -> GitHub -> Get Started -> Configure
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
View associated pull requests, commits, and branches from within a Jira ticket
Search for Jira issues based on related GitHub information, such as open pull requests
You can automatically keep your Jira issues up to date while working in GitHub