How To Report Bug In Jira

If you have ever worked in a team that dealt with software development, chances are you have come across Jira. Jira is a powerful project management tool developed by Atlassian. One of the key reasons why it is immensely popular is its ability to track issues or bugs. This blog post will guide you step by step on how to report a bug in Jira.

Step 1: Log into Your Jira Account

First, you need to log into your Jira account. If you do not have one, you can register for free. You need to have the necessary permissions to create an issue or a bug. If you do not have these permissions, please ask your Jira administrator to grant them to you.

Step 2: Navigate to the ‘Create’ Icon

Once you are logged in, navigate to the top of your screen and click on the “Create” icon. This will open up a new screen for you to input details about the bug.

Step 3: Fill in the Details

In the new screen, you will see several fields you need to fill out to report a bug:

  • Issue Type: As you are reporting a bug, select Bug as the issue type.
  • Summary: Provide a concise and clear summary of the bug.
  • Description: Offer a detailed description of the bug. What was the expected result? What was the actual result?
  • Priority: Select the priority of the bug. If not sure, you can leave it as Medium.
  • Assignee: You can assign the bug to a specific individual in your team.
  • Attachment: If you have any screenshots or log files, you can attach them here.

Step 4: Click ‘Create’

Once you have filled all necessary fields, click the Create button at the bottom right of the screen. This will officially create the bug in your Jira software.

Step 5: Bug Update and Follow-up

After the bug has been created, it is important to update the status and track the progress of the bug. The team members who are assigned to fix the bug can also comment on the bug, add attachments, and even link to other relevant issues.

Once the bug is resolved, it should be closed with a resolution message. You can do this by clicking ‘Resolve Issue’ in the ‘More’ drop-down menu at the top.

Reporting bugs in Jira is a systematic process that ensures all information about a bug is available at a glance. It is a vital part of any software development and testing process.

Remember, the more detailed information you provide about the bug, the easier it will be for your team to understand and fix it.


Being able to effectively report bugs in Jira is a critical skill for anyone working in software development or testing. It helps ensure that bugs are properly documented, tracked, and resolved in an efficient manner. Happy bug hunting!