Jenkins : Jira Issue Updater Plugin

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Plugin Information

View Jira Issue Updater on the plugin site for more information.

The current version of this plugin may not be safe to use. Please review the following warnings before use:

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.

Jira-Issue-Updater-Plugin can search for issues to update using a flexible, user-definable JQL which can contain arbitrary variable values from the Jenkins Build, and update the contents of the JIRA.

The plugin can be called during a Post Build Step and/or as a Post Build Action.

Common Use Cases:

  • Update a JIRA when a build passes/fails, for example to keep an audit trail in JIRA
  • Update Fixed Versions in JIRA
  • Fail a build if a JIRA cannot be found 

What's new

Version 1.20

Version 1.19 failed due to using out of date build settings. Updated and re-released as Version 1.20.


  • Added fixed versions
  • Use up to date build settings, deal with FindBugs and Javadoc issues

Version 1.18


  • Added version management

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.
  • 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