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Jira Integration with GitHub and Jenkins

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The integration of Jira with GitHub and Jenkins gives the project management team complete control over the codes committed in the source code repository. It also creates full traceability for all work items in Jira. As a result, it becomes easier for organizations to meet compliance requirements.

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Jira with GitHub and Jenkins Integration Overview

In the multi-tool ecosystem, the choice of systems and the collaboration between cross-functional teams play an important role. While the choice of systems impacts a team’s productivity, cross-functional collaboration helps the teams make better decisions faster.

Best-of-breed systems such as Jira, Jenkins, and GitHub bring rich functionalities to the ecosystem. GitHub integration with Jira and Jenkins enables all stakeholders to have real-time visibility into the commits made by the development team. It is also easier to authenticate commits against each work item in Jira and access the changes made to the commit files from Jira itself.

How Jira and GitHub integration is beneficial for an enterprise

  • Tracks commit volume, commit trends and changes to commit files in real-time
  • Authenticates commits to make sure each commit is happening against a scheduled and open work item
  • Eliminates manual effort to close Jira work item by automating the state change on GitHub commit

With Jira + GitHub + Jenkins integration, enterprises can:

JIRA GitHub Integration

How OpsHub Integration Manager integrates Jira, GitHub, and Jenkins

OpsHub Integration Manager integrates Jira with GitHub and Jenkins bi-directionally. As a result, all historical and current data is available to each user, in that user’s preferred system, with full context, in real-time. The project management team can track all the details related to a commit made against a work item in Jira from Jira itself. For example, GitHub synchronizes a ‘commit entity’ linked to the specific requirement id back to Jira for each commit made in GitHub. The ‘commit entity’ includes information, i.e., ‘who did the commit?’, ‘when did the commit happen?’, and ‘which part of the code was committed?’). Moreover, the integration of Jenkins also eliminates the developer’s effort to close Jira’s work item by automating the state change on GitHub commit.

Popularly synchronized entities

JIRA GitHub Entities Mapping

Use Case: Jira integration with GitHub and Jenkins

Problem statement: No control on backlogs getting committed – therefore, anyone can commit on a defect that is not even present in the active sprint.

Solution: OpsHub Integration Manager integration for jira, GitHub and Jenkins ensures that the user can only commit on a defect present in the active sprint.

  1. A developer works on a ‘defect’ in Jira and runs a test case against it. The test case passes.
  2. The developer then commits against the ‘defect’ in GitHub.
  3. As the ‘defect’ against which the developer has committed is not in the active sprint, the commit fails when Jenkins runs a pre-scheduled test on it.
  4. The status of the commit synchronizes to Jira.
JIRA Integration with GitHub

Benefits of integration for Jira and GitHub users

Jira users

  • Complete traceability into source code from Jira itself
  • Visibility into the volume, quality of commits, and commit trends in real-time
  • Decreased manual communication to track the completion of a task

GitHub users

  • Able to trace back commit to its respective work item at any given point in time from GitHub itself
  • Enforced checkpoints ensure that users/developers don’t miss any mandatory steps while committing. This leads to high success rate for commits