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Jira connector settings reference

This topic describes the settings and permissions for the Jira Connector.

You can connect Harness to Jira using a Harness Jira Connector. This Connector allows you to create and update Jira issues, and to use Jira issues in Approval steps.

For instructions on how to set up this Connector, go to Connect to Jira.

Looking for How-tos? Go to Create Jira Issues in CD Stages, Update Jira Issues in CD Stages, and Adding Jira Approval Stages and Steps.


Your Jira REST API account must have permissions to create and edit issues in the relevant Jira projects. The Administer Jira permission includes all relevant permissions (as does the Administrator or Member permission on Jira next-gen).

For details, go to Atlassian's documentation on Operation PermissionsIssues, and Managing Project Permissions.


Enter a name for this Connector. You will use this name to select the Connector in Pipeline steps and settings.


Enter the base URL by which your users access your Jira applications. For example:

In Jira, the base URL is set to the same URL that Web browsers use to view your Jira instance. For details, go to Configuring the Base URL from Atlassian.If you are using the on-premises Jira server with HTTPS redirects enabled, use the HTTPS URL to ensure the JIRA client follows redirects.


Enter your credentials. For API Key, use a Harness Text Secret. Go to Manage API tokens for your Atlassian account from Atlassian.

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