Create a connected project in Jira

Connected projects enable software teams to automatically set up and configure Jira projects to both Atlassian and third-party tools. This means you can link data across your entire toolchain so your team can access everything in one place instead of constantly switching between tools.

Currently, this feature supports Confluence, Opsgenie, and Bitbucket. Support for additional third-party tools is coming soon!

Before you begin

Many of the tasks involved, including connecting tools to a Jira site, creating a new Jira project, and linking work can only be performed by Jira administrators.

Connect your toolchain

Before you create a new project, make sure your tools are connected to your Jira site. If the tools are not connected to your site, you won't be able to link their data to your new project. You can view or modify connected tools at any time through Apps > Manage apps via the global navigation.

For more information on connecting specific tools, see the following:

Create a project

Create a project and select the Make it a connected project option.

If you choose this option, we’ll default you to create connected projects in the future. This adds an extra step in the project-creation flow where you can easily link work from your connected tools to your new project. You can always skip this and finish linking in Project settings.

Link your work

Next, you’ll see a checklist of all the available tools connected to your Jira site.

  • To quickly create and link new containers within those tools (e.g., repositories or spaces), simply select the tools you need. By default, we'll create them with the same name as your new project.

Currently, you can link multiple repositories from Bitbucket, but you can only link one Confluence space and one Opsgenie team. Support for more advanced configuration options is coming soon!

View and manage linked work

Your team can access linked work in the following tabs:

  • Repositories in the Code tab

  • Documents in the Pages tab

  • On-call schedules in the On-call tab

As an admin, you'll also be able to add, modify, or remove linked work through their respective tabs.

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