Jira Issue Updater Plugin

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Plugin ID jenkins-jira-issue-updater Changes In Latest Release
Since Latest Release
Latest Release
Latest Release Date
Required Core
1.17 (archives)
Oct 21, 2015
Source Code
Issue Tracking
Pull Requests
Open Issues
Pull Requests
Laszlo Miklosik (id: laszlomiklosik)
Ian Sparkes (id: isparkes)
Usage Installations 2014-Nov 2263
2014-Dec 2242
2015-Jan 2365
2015-Feb 2414
2015-Mar 2594
2015-Apr 2652
2015-May 2667
2015-Jun 2770
2015-Jul 2823
2015-Aug 2815
2015-Sep 2817
2015-Oct 2883

This is a Jenkins plugin which updates issues in Atlassian Jira (by changing their status, adding a comment or updating fields) as part of a Jenkins job.

What's new

Version 1.17

Changed to use the REST interface (SOAP has been deprecated and is being removed). The current functionality is:

  • JIRA selection using JQL
  • Add a JIRA comment (supports variable substitution)
  • Update a field with a value (supports variable substitution)
  • Set a workflow status

Note: "Fixed Versions" removed temporarily

Added "Post Build Action"

Version 1.3

Added support for build parameters and environment variables.

Use e.g


and not:


and then they will get replaced for any of the below:

  • jira comment
  • jql
  • workflow action name

When to use it

  • in case you would like to announce or just log in Jira that the deployment of certain fixes / issues the acceptance server has completed (this makes sense if you already use Jenkins to deploy your applications to the acceptance web/app server).
  • in case you would like Jenkins to update multiple issues when a new version of one of your projects is released (this makes sense if you use the "maven release plugin" and you trigger it from Jenkins).
  • in case you would like to progress multiple Jira issues in the workflow (bulk changing the status of multiple Jira issues) and/or add a comment to issues after a Jenkins job has successfully completed.

How to use it

After installing this plugin you will find it:

  • under the 'Add build step' option (in case of a free-style or multi-configuration project build jobs) 
  • under the 'Add pre-build Step' & 'Add post-build step' options (in case of Maven project build jobs)


  • the Jira SOAP URL (e.g. http://something.com/rpc/soap/jirasoapservice-v2)
  • the Jira username and password to be used to connect to Jira
  • a JQL query selecting the issues to be updated (e.g. project="JENKINS" and status="Pending deploy")
  • the name of the workflow action to be executed (not mandatory)
  • the message to be added to each issue (not mandatory)

Example plugin configuration



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