Can I access two instances of Jira in a portfolio

I want to be able to access two instances of Jira from one portfolio.  The porfolio is located in Jira instance A, and there is a project in Jira instance B that I want to merge details into.  Is this possible?

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As Nic mentioned, you can also use Backbone Issue Sync in order to do that.

The structure is the same as Francis suggested. You don't have to replicate all the information to Jira A, you can limit it to the information which you actually need there.

In order to start this off, you should create the duplicate projects in Jira A and setup a sync between each of the source projects in Jira B (or C, D...) and you should be good to go.

Of course, feel free to also drop us a mail at


Yes - we did a POC where one master JIRA was connected to multiple team jira's using Exalate .



Features, created on the master are broken down into epics, and escalated towards the different team jira's.  These exalated issues are broken down into stories and prioritized.  The status of the epic being reported back to the master jira as the project progressed.  

On the master, portfolio is used to create the required visibility.

Let us know if you would like to continue the discussion by sending an email to




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No, because Portfolio works on top of local Jira data.

It has no knowledge of instance B because it's installed in A.

There is a simple workaround though - duplicate the project from B into A, using one of the synchronisation add-ons (Backbone and Exalate are the two I've done this with)

Thank you everyone!

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