Connect Jira to Mattermost#

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Minimize distractions, reduce context switching between your project management tool and your communication platform by integrating Jira with Mattermost. Create Jira issues directly from Mattermost conversations, attach messages to Jira issues, transition and assign Jira issues, and follow up on action items in real-time, directly from Mattermost channel subscriptions.


  • You can control which events trigger notifications including issue creation, field-specific issue updates, reopened, resolved, or deleted issues, as well as new, updated, or deleted issue comments.

  • Jira Core and Jira Software products, for Server, Data Center, and Cloud platforms are supported, and tested with versions 7 and 8.

  • Jira Service Management (formally known as Jira Service Desk) isn’t supported.

  • From v3.0 of this integration, support for multiple Jira instances is supported with Mattermost Professional and Enterprise plans, configured using Administrator Slash Commands.


Setup starts in Mattermost, moves to Jira, and finishes in Mattermost.

Mattermost configuration#

A Mattermost system admin must perform the following steps in Mattermost.

  1. Install the Jira integration from the in-product App Marketplace:

  1. In Mattermost, from the Product menu The Product menu is located in the top left corner of the Mattermost screen., select App Marketplace.

  2. Search for or scroll to Jira, and select Install.

  3. Once installed, select Configure. You’re taken to the System Console.

  4. On the Jira configuration page, enable and configure Jira interoperability as follows, and then select Save:

  • Generate a Webhook Secret by selecting Regenerate.

  • Allow users to attach and create Jira issues in Mattermost: Enable or disable the user’s ability to attach and create Jira issues in Mattermost. When enabled, you must also install this Jira integration in your Jira instance.

  • Mattermost Roles Allowed to Edit Jira Subscriptions: Specify the Mattermost roles that can edit Jira subscriptions to control which Mattermost users can subscribe channels to Jira tickets.

  • Jira Groups Allowed to Edit Jira Subscriptions: (Applies to older Jira v2.4 or earlier deployments only) Specify the Jira groups allowed to edit Jira subscriptions as a comma-separated list of user group names. Leave blank to allow any Jira user the ability to create subscriptions. The user editing a subscription only needs to be a member of one of the listed groups.

  • Default Subscription Security Level to Empty: Enable or disable default subscription security level. When enabled, subscriptions only include issues that have a security level assigned when a security level has been included as a filter.

  • Additional Help Text to be shown with Jira Help: Define any additional help text to display when users run the /jira help slash command.

  • Hide issue descriptions and comments: Show or hide issue descriptions and comments from subscription and webhook messages.

  • Enable slash command: Enable or disable slash command autocompletion to guide users through available /jira slash commands.

  • Display Subscription name in notifications: Show or hide subscription name in notification messages posted to a channel.

Install Jira integration in your Jira instance#

To enable your users to create and manage Jira issues across Mattermost channels, you must install this Jira integration, as an application, in your Jira instance.

  • For Jira Server or Data Center instances, run the /jira instance install server <YOUR-JIRA-URL> slash command in a Mattermost channel as a Mattermost system admin, then follow the steps posted to the channel, replacing YOUR-JIRA-URL with your Jira URL. This value must match the Jira server URL you use to log in. Run the /jira instance uninstall server <YOUR-JIRA-URL> slash command to disconnect Mattermost from your Jira Server or Data Center instance.

  • For Jira Cloud, run the /jira instance install cloud <YOUR-JIRA-URL> slash command. Run the /jira instance uninstall cloud <YOUR-JIRA-URL> slash command to disconnect Mattermost from your Jira Cloud instance.

  • You must explicitly share the integration in your Jira instance by going to, selecting Distribution, and sharing it with the organization.

Configure webhooks in Jira#

A Mattermost system admin and a Jira system admin must perform the following steps to configure a single webhook for all possible event triggers, called a firehose, that you would like to be pushed into Mattermost. Mattermost receives a stream of events from the Jira server via a configured webhook, and routes the events to specific channels. A channel subscription processes the firehose of data, and routes the events to channels based on your subscriptions.

  1. In Mattermost, run the /jira webhook <YOUR-JIRA-URL> slash command in a Mattermost channel to get the appropriate webhook URL, replacing YOUR-JIRA-URL with your Jira URL.

  2. In Jira, go to Jira Settings > System > WebHooks. (For older versions of Jira, select the gear icon in bottom left corner, then go to Advanced > WebHooks.)

  3. Select Create a WebHook.

  4. Enter a Name for the webhook and add the Jira webhook URL you retrieved above in Mattermost as the URL.

  5. Specify the issue events that will be sent to Mattermost channels by selecting all of the following:

  • Comments: created, updated, and deleted.

  • Issues: created, updated, and deleted.

  1. Select Save.

Manage channel subscriptions in Mattermost#

The Channel Subscription modal provides easy access for Mattermost channel admins to set up which notifications they want to receive per channel. In any channel, run the jira /subscribe slash command, and configure the following options:

  • Configure what Jira notifications are sent to the current channel.

  • Specify filters including: affects versions, epic link, fix versions, labels, and priority.

  • Specify custom fields including: checkboxes, labels, radio buttons, and select list (single or multiple choice).

  • Review the approximate JQL output generated. This is not guaranteed to be valid JQL and is only shown as a reference to what the query may look like if converted to JQL.

Run the /jira subscribe list slash command to display all subscription rules set up across all channels and teams on your Mattermost instance.


  • A user must meet the criteria of both the Mattermost user settings and Jira group settings in order to edit subscriptions. If you can subscribe channels to Jira events, you can also set up rules that define when a particular event with certain criteria are met in Jira that trigger a notification is sent to a particular channel.

  • These subscription rules can specify the Jira Project, Event Type, Issue Type, and can filter out issues with certain values.

  • When a user is setting up a notification subscription, they’ll only see the projects and issue types they have access to within Jira. If they can’t see a project in Jira, it won’t be displayed as an option for that particular user when they are trying to set up a subscription in Mattermost.

  • If your organization’s infrastructure is set up in such a way that your Mattermost instance can’t connect to your Jira instance, channel subscriptions won’t be avaialable. Instead, use legacy Webhooks instead to allow a Jira webhook to post to a specific channel.

Legacy Jira webhooks#

If your Mattermost instance can’t connect to your Jira instance, you won’t be able to subscribe Mattermost channels. You’ll need to use legacy webhooks instead.

  1. To generate the webhook URL for a specific channel, run the /jira webhook slash command, and use the URL output in the Legacy Webhooks section of the output.

  2. As a Jira system admin, go to Jira Settings > System > WebHooks. (For older versions of Jira, select the gear icon in bottom left corner, then go to Advanced > WebHooks.)

  3. Select Create a WebHook to create a new webhook. Enter a Name for the webhook, and add the Jira webhook URL https://MATTERMOST-SITE-URL/plugins/jira/webhook?secret=MATTERMOST-WEBHOOK-SECRET&team=MATTERMOST-TEAM-URL&channel=MATTERMOST-CHANNEL-URL (for Jira 2.1) as the URL.

  • Replace MATTERMOST-TEAM-URL and MATTERMOST-CHANNEL-URL with the Mattermost team URL and channel URL you want the Jira events to post to, using lowercase characters.

  • Replace MATTERMOST-SITE-URL with the site URL of your Mattermost instance.

  • Replace MATTERMOST-WEBHOOK-SECRET with the secret generated in Mattermost by going to System Console > Plugins > Jira.

For example, if the team URL is contributors, channel URL is town-square, site URL is, and the generated webhook secret is MYSECRET, the final webhook URL would be:

  1. (Optional) Set a description and a custom JQL query to determine which tickets trigger events. For information on JQL queries, see the Atlassian help documentation.

  2. Set which issue events send messages to Mattermost channels, then select Save. The following issue events are supported: issues created, issues deleted, and issues updated (including reopened or resolved when the assignee changes).

By default, the legacy webhook integration publishes notifications for issue created, resolve, unresolve, reopen, and assign events. To post more events, use the following extra &-separated parameters:

  • updated_all=1: all events

  • updated_comments=1: all comment events

  • updated_description=1: updated issue description

  • updated_labels=1: updated issue labels

  • updated_prioity=1: updated issue priority

  • updated_rank=1: ranked issue higher or lower

  • updated_sprint=1: assigned issue to a different sprint

  • updated_status=1: transitioned issed to a different status, such as Done or In Progress

  • updated_summary=1: renamed issue

Here’s an example of a webhook configured to create a post for comment events:


Any previously configured webhooks set up in Jira that point to specific channels are supported and will continue to work.

Manage notifications#

Jira notifications are messages sent to a Mattermost channel when a particular event occurs in Jira. They can managed as channel subscriptions in Mattermost, or managed as webhooks in Jira.

When any webhook event is received from Jira, and it matches a notification rule, it posts a notification to the channel. If there are no subscription matches, the webhook event is discarded.


The notifications and metadata shown in a channel are not protected by Jira permissions. Anyone in the channel can see what’s posted to the channel. However, if they don’t have the appropriate permission, they won’t be able to see further details of the issue if they try to access it in Jira.


Notify your teams that they can connect their Jira accounts to Mattermost.

Do more with Jira#

Do more with Jira interoperabiilty as a Mattermost system admin by using the following slash commands:

  • /jira instance alias [URL] [ALIAS-NAME] - Assign an alias to an instance.

  • /jira instance unalias [ALIAS-NAME] - Remove an alias from an instance.

  • /jira instance list - List all installed Jira instances.

  • /jira instance v2 <YOUR-JIRA-URL> - Set the Jira instance to process legacy “v2” webhooks and subscriptions (which aren’t prefixed with the instance ID).

  • /jira stats - Display usage statistics.

  • /jira webhook [--instance=<YOUR-JIRA-URL>] - Display the Mattermost webhook that receive JQL queries.

  • /jira v2revert - Revert to the legacy V2 jira integration data model.


We recommend updating this integration as new versions are released. Generally, updates are seamless and don’t interrupt the user experience in Mattermost. Visit the Releases page for the latest release, available releases, and compatibiilty considerations.


Users who want to use Jira interconnectivity must connect a Jira account to Mattermost.

Once connected, you’ll receive direct messages from the Jira bot in Mattermost for Jira activity.

Connect a Jira account to Mattermost#

  1. In Mattermost, run the /jira connect slash command in any Mattermost channel to link your Mattermost account with your Jira account. Follow the link into your Jira instance, and select Allow.

  2. Once connected, run the /jira help slash command to see what you can do.


Disconnect your accounts by running the /jira disconnect slash command.

Get started#

Here are some common slash commands you can get started with:

  • /jira info - Display information about the current user and the Jira integration

  • /jira connect [jiraURL] - Connect your Mattermost account to your Jira account

  • /jira disconnect [jiraURL] - Disconnect your Mattermost account from your Jira account

  • /jira issue assign [issue-key] [assignee] - Change the assignee of a Jira issue

  • /jira issue create [text] - Create a new Issue with ‘text’ inserted into the description field

  • /jira issue transition [issue-key] [state] - Change the state of a Jira issue

  • /jira issue unassign [issue-key] - Unassign the Jira issue

  • /jira issue view [issue-key] - View the details of a specific Jira issue

  • /jira instance settings - View your user settings

  • /jira instance settings [setting] [value] - Update your user settings. [setting] can be notifications and [value] can be on or off

Create a Jira issue#

Use the /jira issue create slash command to create a Jira issue without leaving Mattermost. You can prepopulate the issue’s summary by running /jira issue create This is my issue's summary. You’re prompted to fill out the issue details.

An example of the GitHub integration for Mattermost.

Transition Jira issues#

Transition issues without leaving Mattermost by using the /jira transition <issue-key> <state> slash command. For example, /jira transition EXT-20 done transitions the issue key EXT-20 to a done state.


  • States and issue transitions are based on your Jira project workflow configuration. If an invalid state is entered, an ephemeral message is returned mentioning that the state couldn’t be found.

  • Partial matches are supported. For example, running the /jira transition EXT-20 in slash command transitions the issue to an in progress state. However, if your Jira instance includes states of both in review and in progress, the Jira integration bot will prompt you to clarify which state you want.

Assign Jira issues#

Assign issues to other Jira users without leaving Mattermost using the /jira assign command. For example, running the slash command /jira assign EXT-20 john transitions the issue EXT-20 to John.


Partial matches on usernames, firstnames, and lastnames are supported.

Frequenly asked questions#

How do I disable Jira interoperability?#

You can disable the Jira integration at any time from Mattermost by going to System Console > Plugins > Jira. Once disabled, any webhook requests coming from Jira are ignored, and users can’t create Jira issues from Mattermost.

Why isn’t the Jira integration posting messages to Mattermost?#

Try the following troubleshooting steps:

  1. Confirm that your Mattermost Site URL is configured, and that the webhook created in Jira is pointing to this URL. To ensure the URL is correct, run the /jira webhook slash command, then copy the output and paste it into Jira’s webhook setup page.

  2. If you specified a JQL query in your Jira webhook setup, paste the JQL to Jira issue search and make sure it returns results. If it doesn’t, the query may be incorrect. Refer to the Atlassian documentation for help. A JQL query isn’t required when setting up the webhook.

If you’re using legacy webhooks:

  • Confirm the team URL and channel URL you specified in the Jira webhook URL match up with the path shown in your browser when visiting the channel.

  • Only events described in the Legacy Webhook documentation are supported.

  • Use a curl command to make a POST request to the webhook URL. If curl command completes with a 200 OK response, the integration is configured correctly. For instance, you can run the following command:

curl -X POST -v "https://<YOUR-MATTERMOST-URL>/plugins/jira/webhook?secret=<YOUR-SECRET>&team=<YOUR-TEAM>&channel=<YOUR-CHANNEL>&user_id=admin&user_key=admin" --data '{"event":"some_jira_event"}'

Replace <YOUR-MATTERMOST-URL>, <YOUR-SECRET>, <YOUR-TEAM>, and <YOUR-SECRET> with your setup when configuring the Jira integration. The curl command won’t post a message in your Mattermost channel.

Can admins restrict who can create or attach Mattermost messages to Jira issues?#

Yes, Mattermost system admins can disable this functionality by going to System Console > Plugins > Jira to disable the Allow users to attach and create Jira issues in Mattermost option.

How does Mattermost know which Jira issues users can access?#

Mattermost only displays static messages in the channel, and doesn’t enforce Jira permissions on viewers in a channel.

Any messages in a channel can be seen by all users of that channel. Subscriptions to Jira issues should be made carefully to avoid unwittingly exposing sensitive Jira issues in a public channel for example. Exposure is limited to the information posted to the channel. To transition an issue, or re-assign it the user needs to have the appropriate permissions in Jira.

Why must every user authenticate with Jira?#

The authentication with Jira lets the JiraBot provide personal notifications for each Mattermost/Jira user whenever they are mentioned on an issue, comment on an issue, or have an issue assigned to them. Additionally, the integration uses their authentication information to perform actions on their behalf. Tasks such as searching, viewing, creating, assigning, and transitioning issues all abide by the permissions granted to the user within Jira.

Users will need to temporarily enable third-party cookies in their browser during the Jira authentication process.

What does the error message '/(name)' not found mean?#

If you see the error '/(name)' not found in Mattermost, disable the Jira integration, check the log file looking for messages that refer to plugins and health check fail, such as ExecuteCommand, etc. And consider setting Mattermost log settings to DEBUG to enable debug logging and give more verbose error events in the Mattermost system log. Then try re-enabling Jira interoperability and review the log file for clues.

Debug logging can cause log files to expand substantially, and may adversely impact the server performance. Keep an eye on your server logs, or only enable it temporarily or in development environments, and not production enviornments.

Why do I get a webhooks error?#

If you see a WebHooks can only use standard http and https ports (80 or 443) error, it indicates that you’re using a non-standard port. Jira only allows webhooks to connect to the standard ports 80 and 443. You need to set up a proxy between Jira and your Mattermost instance to let Jira communicate over port 443.

How do I handle credential rotation for the Jira webhook?#

Generate a new secret by going to System Console > Plugins > Jira. Paste the new webhook URL in your Jira webhook configuration.

Get help#

Mattermost customers can open a Mattermost support case. To report a bug, please open a GitHub issue against the Mattermost Jira plugin repository.

For questions, feedback, and assistance, join our pubic Integrations and Apps channel on the Mattermost Community Server for assistance, or join us on the Mattermost Discussion Forum.


This integration contains both a server and web app portion. Visit the Mattermost Developer Workflow and Mattermost Developer environment setup for information about developing, customizing, and extending Mattermost functionality.