How To Connect Jira And Confluence

When it comes to managing projects and creating documents, JIRA and Confluence are two effective tools that, when combined, can enhance collaboration within your team. In this article, we will go through the steps of linking JIRA with Confluence to simplify project monitoring and documentation.

What are JIRA and Confluence?

JIRA is a project management tool developed by Atlassian, designed to help users capture, assign, and set priorities to their work. It’s highly customizable, allowing teams to create their own workflows, fields, and more.

On the other hand, Confluence is a team collaboration software, also from Atlassian, where teams can create, share, and collaborate on projects in one place. It serves as a shared workspace for teams to collaborate and share knowledge efficiently.

Why Connect JIRA and Confluence?

Integrating JIRA and Confluence enhances team collaboration and efficiency. It allows you to link JIRA issues directly to Confluence pages, create JIRA issues from Confluence, and even display dynamic reports from JIRA on a Confluence page. This seamless integration ensures that your team has a holistic view of the project, from planning to execution, all in one place.

How to Connect JIRA and Confluence

Now, let’s dive into the process of connecting JIRA and Confluence. For this tutorial, we will assume that you already have administrative access to both JIRA and Confluence.

1. Setting Up Application Links

The first step is to set up application links between JIRA and Confluence. This can be done from either JIRA or Confluence.

From JIRA:

Navigate to JIRA Settings -> Applications -> Application links.

From Confluence:

Navigate to Confluence Settings -> General Configuration -> Application Links.

In either case, you’ll be asked to enter the URL of the other application. After entering the URL, click on Create new link. Follow the prompts to complete the link creation process.

2. Configuring the Connection

Once the application link is created, you need to configure the connection between JIRA and Confluence. This involves setting up permissions and configuring certain options to allow the two applications to interact with each other.

To configure the connection, navigate to the Application Links page in either JIRA or Confluence, find the link you created, and click on Configure.

You’ll be presented with several options to configure the link. Make sure to enable the options that are relevant to your specific use case. For instance, you might want to enable the Display JIRA Issues in Confluence option if you plan on displaying JIRA issues on a Confluence page.

3. Testing the Connection

After configuring the connection, it’s a good idea to test it to make sure everything is working as expected. You can test the connection by trying to link a JIRA issue to a Confluence page, or vice versa.

That’s it! You’ve now connected JIRA and Confluence. With this integration, you can streamline your team’s workflow and increase productivity.

I hope this guide was helpful. If you have any questions or run into any issues, feel free to leave a comment below.