Slack Integration With Jira

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There are two tools that are indispensable for a lot of developers. Slack, which is a fairly new communication tool for companies. And Jira, which has been around quite a while, but only became a favorite tool of mine with their latest major release of their software.

How do we go about getting these 2 pieces of software to talk? There are a few different options, depending on what you’re trying to do:

1. Slack Jira Plugin

This is a javascript plugin that automatically appends a link to a message whenever there is a mention of a JIRA issue within the Slack message

2. Zapier (paid)

Zapier specializes in getting software to talk to each other. They have hooks and API calls for many of the most useful pieces of software, and these two are no exception. A couple of examples what you could do:

  • Add new Slack messages to JIRA as new issues are added
  • Receive Slack notifications for newly created Jira issues
  • New Issue notifies Slack to send new message

3. Slack Connector (by Atlassian)

This is a 2 way connection built by Atlassian, the makers of Jira. Among the standout features avaiable You can:

  • Send issue notifications to your Slack channels
  • Monitor Slack conversation on the issue page

More integrations are being built every day. If you have any questions about how to integrate, contact us and we’d be happy to expand upon this topic.

Posted by Will on February 18, 2016

2 thoughts on “Slack Integration With Jira”

  1. Jirio Developer says:


    I can recommend having a look at the Jirio app that is available in Slack app directory. This is pretty powerful and allows to create, manage and view JIRA issues directly from Slack. This project is constantly developed and maintained, and being a Jirio developer I’d be happy to receive any feedback about the product.

    1. Sandro Munoz says:

      Hi there, this sounds like it may be exactly what I’m looking for. Does this also support Jira Helpdesk?

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