How To Link Jira And Github

The combination of Jira and GitHub simplifies project and code management. Jira is a vital project management tool, while GitHub serves as a code hosting platform. Connecting these two tools allows for a smoother workflow, improved organization, and better monitoring of code modifications and their effect on the project.

In this blog post, we will guide you through the steps to link Jira and GitHub effectively.

Step 1: Install the GitHub for Jira app

The very first step is to install the GitHub for Jira app. Log in to your Jira account and go to the Atlassian marketplace to install the app. Follow these steps:

  • Go to ‘Apps’ > ‘Find new apps’
  • Search for ‘GitHub for Jira’
  • Click ‘Install’

Step 2: Link GitHub with Jira

Once you have installed the GitHub for Jira app, you need to link your GitHub account with Jira. Here are the steps to do this:

  • Log in to your GitHub account.
  • Go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Applications’
  • In the ‘Installed GitHub Apps’ section, click ‘Configure’ next to ‘Jira’
  • In the ‘Repository access’ section, select the repositories you want to connect with Jira
  • Click ‘Save’

Step 3: Link Jira with GitHub

Now, it’s time to link Jira with GitHub. Follow these steps:

  • Go to Jira settings > Apps > GitHub
  • Click on ‘Connect to GitHub’
  • On the page that opens, log in to your GitHub account (if not already logged in)
  • Click ‘Authorize jira’

Step 4: Verify the Connection

Finally, you just need to verify the connection. Jira should now be able to access your GitHub repositories. You can confirm this by creating an issue in Jira and see if it appears in the associated GitHub repository.


Linking Jira and GitHub can significantly improve your project management and coding workflow. The integration brings the power of project planning and code management into one platform, making it easier for teams to collaborate and stay organized. We hope you found this guide helpful in setting up your Jira-GitHub integration.