Understand the general concepts and best practices of automation in Atlassian cloud products.
Connections allow your automation rules to make changes in other tools and products. For example, you could set up a rule that triggers when an issue is created, which creates a corresponding feature flag in LaunchDarkly.
To connect your automation rule to another tool:
Go to Automation and select Create rule.
Select a trigger for your rule.
Select an action that makes changes in another tool. This will prompt you to connect the product to Atlassian Automation.
For example, selecting the Create LaunchDarkly flag action will provide a prompt for you to connect your automation rule to LaunchDarkly.
Follow the steps provided in the tool.
Connections can also be added when a rule is being edited, so when creating your rule you should be mindful of who you give editing permissions to.
Things to remember
Connections perform actions on your behalf: Connections perform actions as the person who set up the connection. For example, if an automation rule creates a feature flag in LaunchDarkly, the person who set up the connection will be listed as the person who created the flag.
Connection reuse: A connection can only be reused within the same rule, and can be reused by anyone who can edit the rule. Connections can’t be reused in other rules; if a new rule is created, a new connection must be set up too.
Rule permissions: Because actions will always be performed by the person who set up the connection, you should be mindful of who you provide editing permissions to when publishing your automation rule. If someone else edits the rule after a connection is set up, those changes will still be made by the person who set up the connection.
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