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This version of GitHub Enterprise Server will be discontinued on 2024-03-07. No patch releases will be made, even for critical security issues. For better performance, improved security, and new features, upgrade to the latest version of GitHub Enterprise Server. For help with the upgrade, contact GitHub Enterprise support.

Managing projects using Jira

You can integrate Jira with GitHub Enterprise Server for project management.

Connecting Jira to a GitHub Enterprise organization

  1. On your GitHub Enterprise Server instance, navigate to the main page of the organization.

  2. Under your organization name, click Settings. If you cannot see the "Settings" tab, select the dropdown menu, then click Settings.

    Screenshot of the tabs in an organization's profile. The "Settings" tab is outlined in dark orange.

  3. In the left sidebar, click Developer settings.

  4. In the left sidebar, click OAuth apps.

  5. Click New OAuth app.

    Note: If you haven't created an app before, this button will say, Register an application.

  6. Fill in the application settings:

    • In the Application name field, type "Jira" or any name you would like to use to identify the Jira instance.
    • In the Homepage URL field, type the full URL of your Jira instance.
    • In the Authorization callback URL field, type the full URL of your Jira instance.
  7. Click Register application.

  8. At the top of the page, note the Client ID and Client Secret. You will need these for configuring your Jira instance.

Jira instance configuration

  1. On your Jira instance, log into an account with administrative access.
  2. At the top of the page, click the settings (gear) icon and choose Applications.
  3. In the left sidebar, under Integrations, click DVCS accounts.
  4. Click Link Bitbucket Cloud or GitHub account.
  5. In the Add New Account modal, fill in your GitHub Enterprise settings:
    • From the Host dropdown menu, choose GitHub Enterprise.
    • In the Team or User Account field, type the name of your GitHub Enterprise organization or user account.
    • In the OAuth Key field, type the Client ID of your GitHub Enterprise developer application.
    • In the OAuth Secret field, type the Client Secret for your GitHub Enterprise developer application.
    • If you don't want to link new repositories owned by your GitHub Enterprise organization or user account, deselect Auto Link New Repositories.
    • If you don't want to enable smart commits, deselect Enable Smart Commits.
    • Click Add.
  6. Review the permissions you are granting to your GitHub Enterprise account and click Authorize application.
  7. If necessary, type your password to continue.