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Code in Jira - a new Jira Software feature for classic and next-gen projects with Bitbucket support

Hi Atlassian Community,

I work on the Jira Software product team and I am happy to share that we have just added a new feature called Code in Jira to Jira Software Cloud which is available to both classic and next-gen projects.

You can now enable Code in Jira as a first class citizen within the Jira Software project navigation to provide your team with more context about their work. When a team member includes an issue key in their commit, branches name or PR summary from Bitbucket, we will automatically parse out the repo in which that activity occurred and display it on the Code in Jira page!


Everyone on the team can see all the Bitbucket repos they work across, everyone in the organisation can see the code that team touches, all in one place. Furthermore the list of repositories is ordered by what was updated most recently, so everyone can get a sense for what the team is working on right now.


Improving the Bitbucket connection flow

bitbucket-connection (1).png

As part of this new feature we have also improved the Bitbucket connection flow through the following changes:

  1. Surfaced the connection flow to Bitbucket right within the project context.

  2. Provided the ability to automatically detect if you have a Bitbucket account; and in doing so…

  3. Reduced the number of steps required to perform the connection down to just 3!

  4. We’ll also show an empty state, showing your team how to get value out of the integration.


Next-up we’re adding support for 3rd parties (GitHub, GitLab etc.) and we’re exploring ways to enrich the Code in Jira page with additional data such as open Pull Requests. Keep a look out for further updates.

We hope these improvements will give your team more visibility and context about your work. Please let me know if you have any feedback or questions on this feature, we would love to hear from you!

Learn more about this feature in our documentation.




now is clear!

i saw this earlier, and didnt get the point. 

thanks for the article.

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Is there no support for GitLab?

UPDATE: Read page before replying.

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Would love to see this work with AWS CodeCommit.

Is there an expected timeframe for when this will support GitHub?

whammy Atlassian Team Oct 27, 2020

Hi @Jason Holderness we should have GitHub support in the next 3-4 weeks.

Kind regards,


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Taranjeet Singh Community Leader Nov 22, 2020

@whammy Thanks for sharing the updates about this new feature!

hi @whammy Have GitHub support been already implemented as mentioned previously?

@whammy Is it mandatory to "Create branch" from within JIRA to get this linked? Or would any other branch created by developers using git but mentioning the JIRA id of a task be good enough for reflecting the commits associated with a JIRA?


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