It would be better for your Confluence user to also have a JIRA account, but that's not strictly necessary. The Application Link between JIRA and Confluence can be set up in different ways. If you use OAuth without impersonation, you need to set up a pre-configured user that has access to JIRA. All queries to JIRA from Confluence would use the permissions of this pre-configured user.
That being said, it's much better to use OAuth with impersonation if you have the same user base. The user would need to provide JIRA credentials once, and an access token would be saved to "link" the Confluence user to the permissions of the JIRA user for query purposes. That's the safest and most reliable way to do this, since the Confluence user will then have access to all JIRA issues that he's authorized to see, no more, no less.
So, in short: It's not strictly necessary, but you should set up a JIRA account for your user anyway.
This community is celebrating its one-year anniversary and Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has all the feels.Read more
Hi Community! Kesha (kay-sha) from the Confluence marketing team here! Can you share stories with us on how your non-technical (think Marketing, Sales, HR, legal, etc.) teams are using Confluen...
Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!Find a group
Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!
Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.Start an AUG
You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs