How To Link Jira And Confluence

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When it comes to managing projects and documents, two powerful tools from Atlassian, Jira and Confluence, excel. They both offer strong features on their own, but when combined, they create a seamless workflow that improves team collaboration and productivity. This step-by-step guide will show you how to connect Jira and Confluence.


Before we start the process, make sure you have the following:

  • Admin access to both Jira and Confluence
  • Both Jira and Confluence should be on the same domain

Step 1: Enable Application Links in Jira

Navigate to the Application Links section in your Jira instance’s settings.

Step 2: Create a New Application Link

Click on the + Create new link button. In the dialog box that appears, enter your Confluence instance’s base URL and click Create.

Step 3: Configure the Authentication

You will be prompted to configure the authentication settings. Here, you have two options: OAuth (impersonation) or OAuth.

OAuth will require users to authenticate themselves every time they access Confluence from Jira, while OAuth (impersonation) will let users access Confluence without repeated authentication.

Step 4: Confirm the Application Link

Once you’ve set up the authentication, confirm the link creation. You will see your Confluence instance listed under Application Links.

Step 5: Setup in Confluence

Next, navigate to your Confluence instance. Head over to General Configuration and click on Application Links. You should see the link to your Jira instance there.

Final Step: Test the Integration

Your Jira and Confluence are now linked. Try creating a Jira issue from Confluence or linking a Confluence page in Jira to test the integration.

Integrating Jira and Confluence can streamline your team’s workflow by providing quick access to project documentation and issues. It eliminates the need to switch between tools constantly and keeps your team focused on what’s important.