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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?

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