Connect Confluence Macro to JIRA

I'm trying to pull JIRA project information into a Confluence Macro, use it to populate some template variables and then send information to JIRA to create an issue based on user input from a Confluence Macro Plugin. The macro is working fine in Confluence, but I'm having a really hard time connecting to and gathering data from JIRA. Is there any documentation on this kind of thing?

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Sounds like you want to use Application Links. Start with the documentation at https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/APPLINKS/Application+Links+Documentation

I've seen this, but it doesn't do a great job of covering the finer points of this connection in plugin development. I can learn what I must to make this work, but a list of packages doesn't really help me. I'd at least like an example third-party plugin that uses app links to share data. Anything come to mind?

I don't know of any third-party plugins where you can access the source, but you could use the bundled JIRA issue macro as a guide.

You can access the source for these (there are actually 2 macros) at:

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