GitLab is an extremely effective version control system used primarily for software and web development projects. This Version Control System (VCS) helps you to work efficiently and agilely on your projects, because it allows you to work on a project with several developers at the same time.
Users of the project management software Jira by Atlassian can benefit greatly from GitLab. The two agile tools can be combined and simplify your development process thereby immensely. Once you have integrated your GitLab project into your Jira instance, you can automatically identify and compare activities between the GitLab project and all your projects in Jira.
In our article, we explain how to connect GitLab with Jira and give you a practical step-by-step guide. We’ll show you all needed steps in Jira Cloud and GitLab.
A) You have an existing GitLab instance and the administrator permissions for it.
B) You have an existing Jira Cloud instance and the administrator permissions for it.
Install the GitLab app in Jira:
Start the GitLab app in Jira
If you are logged in as “@ExampleUsername“, your connection to GitLab is available.
The connection to the Jira Cloud page is now complete.
After completing step 4 and clicking on “Jira“, you will get the view shown in the screenshot below. Fill in the fields marked in the screenshot as follows:
The connection on the GitLab page is now complete.
If you use GitLab and Jira together, you can view the features that GitLab has on your Jira issues in Jira under the newly created “Development“ field.
This field shows you all the information about your GitLab project that you recently activated (see information in the screenshot below).
Beside the Development Panel you can also enable the Code feature, which gives you greater visibility of your teams' work by automatically linking and displaying your teams' code repositories in your project. Learn more here.
Use the issue key and “#“ to include references to Jira in your GitLab.
Attention: To do this, the correct options must be set to enable several actions. See the second screenshot under “How to do it on GitLab“.