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JIRA Cloude VSCode extension on WSL2

When using the extension with WSL2, it doesn't allow me to login and says:

Authentication cannot be done while running remotely

Is there a way around this? or can I initiate the connection from WSL2's Ubuntu with some command line?

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Pramod Busam Atlassian Team Sep 18, 2020

@Rolf Chen We are actively working on supporting VS Code remote development. You can watch this issue for progress -

Meanwhile, can you try disconnecting from WSL, then authenticating with Jira from the extension settings, and connecting to WSL again and see if that works?

@Pramod Busam when I do this, Jira works on windows but still not on wsl. What's more, if I close vscode and reopen it on windows I start getting an error again.


This is the error message I get:  "cannot get client for: Jira"

I, too, am running into this.

I was able to get it working by authenticating while not connecting to WSL and then connecting. I was able to work with the jira extension features for a day or two while in WSL and then tonight it mysteriously stopped working with the same error that @felipe_rios mentioned.

I followed these steps, but it did not resolve my issue:

If I run VSCode without WSL, the extension works as expected.

Would you have any further advice at this point?

rberga I'm New Here Oct 14, 2021

Disconnection from WSL as suggested above, installing the JIra/Bitbucket extension on VSCode (local, not wsl), then it allowed me to authenticate to Bitbucket from inside VSCode. After I went back into VSCode on WSL2, and it worked.

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