Can I access the JIRA database from the Java code of my servlet plugin?

Hey guys. First of all I am completely new in JIRA developing.

I have to create a own table in the JIRA database where I can put my data.

So how can I do this and how can I use the JIRA database in the Java code of the Plugin? Is this even possible or do I have to store my data in another Database on the server where my jira is running? 


Thanks for helping :)

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Sam Hall Community Champion Apr 22, 2017

Hi Alexander - You could start with the developer documentation here:

And read about about Active Objects, which gives your plugin as way to store data, here:

You can also use the developer community at to ask more detailed development related questions.

You can read more about the Developer Community in this article:

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