How do JIRA listeners work and how can I use them to trigger specific actions?

I had asked a prior question and received no comments or answers. I'm hoping someone can help me understand how I can use listeners in JIRA to achieve what I'm looking for. Please post here if you have any generic advice on listeners.

my prior question is here -


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The following links will hopefully get you started with listeners:

You might want to ask specific questions if you are stuck somewhere.

Thanks Jobin,

I was hoping there would be a simpler way, that doesn't require development, to use the existing Issue Assignment Listener to automatically set the assignee of all sub-tasks to match the parent.

Perhaps there is some other way, that doesn't involve a listener?

Thanks again,


You will definitely need a listener. If you know scripting, you can use the script runner plugin to script a listener. That wouldn't need writing a plugin from scratch.

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