Why connect to a local Jira instance?

Jira is filled with interesting resources ((projects, users, user groups, permission schemes, organizations, etc.) that can be leveraged to enrich issues and service forms.

You can easily fetch these resources by connecting to the Jira REST API. If you are interested in Jira issues, you can configure JQL queries to pull those out. If you are interested in any other resources (projects, users, permissions, etc.), you can pick from a wide range of endpoints provided by the Jira REST API.

One way to get access to these Jira resources is to configure the Jira REST API as a datasource in Elements Connect.

Configure a local Jira instance as a datasource



This tutorial shows how to the Jira REST API using basic authentication.

  • Go to Elements Connect administration by clicking on “Apps”, then Elements Connect

Access Elements Connect from Jira main page

  • Click on “Create datasource”

Elements Connect - Create datasource

  • Select “REST API”

Elements Connect - Select datasource type

  • Give your datasource a name, then configure it as follows:

Elements Connect - Jira datasource configuration

Generate Jira API token

  • Click the “Test connection” button

Connection tester - Success

  • Save your datasource configuration. You’re all set!

What’s Next?

Using a local Jira project as a light-weight asset manager