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Issue Collector In Confluence


  1. I've read the Advanced use of the JIRA issue collector document
  2. I'm a space admin not a confluence admin
  3. The look and feel does not include a layout option
  4. I cannot create a custom theme
  5. The HTML Macro is disabled
  6. I'm a JIRA Project Admin for the project
  7. I've created the Issue collector

Result asked: I would like to implement this in any reasonable way, HTML, JS, or a URL I can put as a hyper-link on the page. 

In this article it shows that I should be able to look at:  http://localhost:8711/secure/ViewCollector!default.jspa?projectKey=SRS&collectorId=0a80f453

translate it to: http://localhost:8711/rest/collectors/1.0/template/form/<collectorid>?os_authType=none#

and get to the collector.

so I took:!default.jspa?projectKey=TMOI&collectorId=373014b4

translated it to:

and when i enter that URL it goes to a blank page. 

So i'm kind of at a loss as to what a 'normal' person can do. It doesn't seem like it should really be this difficult to insert a issue collector into confluence. I mean, we link JIRA issues all of the time. 




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Shannon S
Atlassian Team
Atlassian Team members are employees working across the company in a wide variety of roles.
Feb 15, 2018


You will not be able to embed the collector that way. You will need the admin to enable HTML macro so you can embed the required script.

If you don't want to do it that way, then you can have your team just create Jira Issues via Confluence using the built-in functionality.

Also, here is a feature request that might interest you if you were looking to embed a simple form into Confluence to create Jira issues:

Let us know if you have any questions about any of this.



awesome, thanks.


I voted for the issue (I think that's what i'm supposed to do) and added it to be watched.


Thanks for the time.

Shannon S
Atlassian Team
Atlassian Team members are employees working across the company in a wide variety of roles.
Feb 16, 2018

You're welcome, Stephen!

Have a good weekend.


Side note: The JIRA Issues via Confluence method will not work if we want people to be able to have a single location to go to so they can view content and request help. That method requires that they edit a confluence page, highlight, and then do the link. Something that I can't ask someone

  1. Without edit permissions
  2. Without knowledge of the product (given the 100s of projects at my company

It's truly poor design that there isn't a simple way to create a help request through an open portal like confluence. To give access to JIRA without some controls in place just isn't possible.

Shannon S
Atlassian Team
Atlassian Team members are employees working across the company in a wide variety of roles.
Feb 16, 2018


I do understand this isn't the best solution for your company and what I can suggest now is that you have your admin enable the HTML feature so you can embed the collector in Confluence, or that you embed it elsewhere, such as on an external website.

Let me know if you have any trouble.


Shannon S
Atlassian Team
Atlassian Team members are employees working across the company in a wide variety of roles.
Feb 16, 2018


I also wanted to bring to your attention the ability to create issues via a link in Jira. Have you seen this article before?


Is there a way to only choose the fields you want to include in the direct HTML links?

Shannon S
Atlassian Team
Atlassian Team members are employees working across the company in a wide variety of roles.
Oct 18, 2018

Hi Chuck,

Can you let me know what you mean by "only choose"? In the article it does tell you how to choose which fields you want to fill out using the key and value pairs. If you leave out a required field then it won't work, but any other fields that are optional can be  left out without issue.

If that doesn't answer your question, can you clarify and show an example of what you want to do?


Hi Shannon-

What I am asking is if its possible to DISPLAY only the fields you want to use on the Create Issue form when launching it with a direct HTML link.  In our Jira instance there are quite a few fields that we don't use and are not required so the Create Issue form is cluttered with unneeded fields. Here is an example below:  I don't want Impediment Detail or Acceptance Criteria to be displayed on the form at all since they are not needed for this purpose.


I second this. It doesn't make much sense to have this page include things like "Assignee" when the main use for this form seems to be for people outside the development team, and hence they shouldn't be able to assign it, and most likely wouldn't know who to assign it to anyway. There's a bunch of other fields like this, such as Fix Version, Priority, really most of the fields. I just want to be able to give people external to the team a simple form with pretty much just a summary and a description to open a new issue for our team. Is this impossible to do with the Create Issues page?

Like Brody White likes this

Like Stephen, I am finding the integration of Atlassian tools to be incomplete at best.  I dont understand why we have a suite of tools supposedly designed to work together that barely have any functional integration designed in.

So. Let's just break this down.

Atlassian makes Jira.

Atlassian makes Confluence. 

I can embed a Jira issue or filter into Confluence, no problem.

I can embed an issue collector elsewhere in the world easily, with NO REGARD for security.

I can not embed an issue collector into a Confluence page, which is a side by side sibling product. Part of a suit of products, all marketed to "work together".

Why? Because it requires it to be wrapped in an HTML macro... which is insecure. HOWEVER... And oddly enough... if you want to pay for a third party add-on, the security concern magically vanishes!

And... this is where it gets annoying.

can use "forms" (if the project is a work management project) to embed a "form" that collects issues in a confluence page... 

The FORM is not insecure enough to cause Atlassian to hamstring it!!!

Embedded Jira issues are not insecure!

But... They say the COLLECTOR *IS* insecure. Because, it must be wrapped in an HTML macro. HOWEVER... AGAIN... Using "Forms" is fine!!! AND... if you PAY for an add-on, no worries! Use the collector ALL YOU LIKE!


Friends. This is gaslighting at it's finest. This is also what happens when Atlassian collects revenue from the add-on marketplace AND it's core product. 

All internal work to add value to the product grinds to a halt, because it is not generating ADDED revenue as part of the core product. It is only by pushing simple things like this off to the marketplace that they will generate ADDITIONAL revenue above and beyond the now over-priced core products that continue to see features dropped in favor of the marketplace add-ons. As is evidenced here.

The evidence shows repeatedly that, as Atlassian customers, our voices mean nothing to Atlassian as a company.

It's time to start looking elsewhere when doing our roadmap planning.

Also worth noting. You CAN NOT enable HTML Macros in the cloud anymore, as Shannon suggested.

Likely, because the option was shunted off to the marketplace... to generate those MARKETPLACE BUCKS!

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