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Notify your agents when an issue is created

Hi all,

I've been noticing some questions pop-ing up related with agent notifications on service desks. Most of them have to do with notifying agent when an issue is created and while this is configurable via notification scheme in Classic projects you could to use Automation to have a lightweight approach. Automation is also present in JSD Next Gen projects so it works, today!

You should continue reading if you want a easy way to configure notifications on ticket create, have a small team of agents you want to ping or if you love Next Gen but need Notifications.

How to set it up:

1. The first step is to head over to the Automation page and to click create a new custom rule.

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2. Add the on "Issue created" trigger

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3. Select the "Alert user" action and fill in the "Users to mention" with the users you want to alert when an issue is created.

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4. Don't forget to save the above!

5.(Optional) You could add a condition to apply this to select request types. For example you might want agents to be notified only of new account requests vs other types like hardware requests.


1. Go to your portal and fill in a ticket.

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2. Go to the agent view an see the automation comment internally and mentioning the users you want to alert.

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You're done! Your agents will be notified of all new issues.


This works well if you have a small number of agents you want to manage. In my opinion anything above 10 per automation rule is going to prove hard to manage.

You can make use of this in Classic as well as Next Gen so you're not going to feel the difference.


Good luck,



Has anyone written a email template that mimics the classic Jira notification information?

scott_boisvert Community Leader Apr 14, 2020

Too bad you can't do groups... :(

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Radu Atlassian Team Apr 15, 2020

@scott_boisvert since this article came out we shipped a new automation for JIRA which also works in JSD.

Head over to Project Automation in Classic Project settings or Project Automation in Project Settings -> Apps on Next gen and configure your notification there. It has group support and much more.

Let me know how you do.




scott_boisvert Community Leader Apr 15, 2020

@Radu I believe that's only available in Cloud.  We're on Data Center. I could do it via script runner, but it just seems a logical feature to be able to notify a group rather than individuals.

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Radu Atlassian Team Apr 15, 2020

@scott_boisvert thanks, you're right. I was thinking of cloud.


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