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How to create issue types on addon installation on jira cloud.

Im currently trying to create custom issue types on addon installation, is there any way i can listen to events like in the jira server (life cycle events).Im writing the plugin using Spring boot connect app framework.

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DPK J Community Leader Jan 22, 2020

@DonPereraYou can do that. Here is brief idea,

@DPK J  

Can you post a sample method signature for the particular , i tried with admin scope but it goes and hits on the following 

Mapped to public org.springframework.http.ResponseEntity<java.lang.Void> com.atlassian.connect.spring.internal.lifecycle.LifecycleController.installed(com.atlassian.connect.spring.internal.lifecycle.LifecycleEvent,com.atlassian.connect.spring.AtlassianHostUser)

not to the endpoint i defined.


DPK J Community Leader Jan 22, 2020

@DonPerera Two things,

  1. You don't have to create a controller for this, as atlassian-connect-spring-boot comes with LifecycleController that deal with endpoints like '/installed', '/uninstalled'.
  2. You have to listen to the Custom Spring Application Events (i.e. AddonInstalledEvent, AddonUninstalledEvent) generated by LifecycleController, to do something after add-on installation.

If you are not familiar with listening to custom events in Sprint framework, checkout this,

Your sample method code will look like this,

public void processAddonInstalledEvent(AddonInstalledEvent event) {
//Do event processing here

make sure you put this method in a bean.

Happy coding!!!

@DPK J  Thank you very much.

Works like a charm.

public class EventManager {

public void processAddonInstalledEvent(AddonInstalledEvent event) {

public void processAddonUninstalledEvent(AddonUninstalledEvent event) {


Im able hit the Event Listener but when i send the rest call to create the issue type i get unauthorized exception.I already have the admin privileges.

atlassianHostRestClients.authenticatedAsAddon(host).postForObject("/rest/api/3/issuetype", dataObj, Boolean.class);

 I have added the following scope to the descriptor as well,


 but unable to create the issue type.How can i authenticate the request.

Thanks !!!!.

DPK J Community Leader Jan 26, 2020

@DonPerera  Have you tried removing addon and reinstalling it with fresh DB?

If not please try this.

Also take a look at this question, it have some related info -


If all these things doesn't work do let me know, I will try this out on my sample site, and will get back to you. Or you can open another question for this :-)


I was able to make it work. The problem had been the plugin needed to finish installing inoder to create the issue types,

Map<String, String> dataObj = new HashMap<>();
dataObj.put("name", "");
dataObj.put("description", "");
dataObj.put("type", "standard");

Executor.executorService.schedule(() -> {
String object = atlassianHostRestClients.authenticatedAsAddon(event.getHost()).postForObject("/rest/api/3/issuetype", dataObj, String.class);
assert object != null;"IssueType Created ".concat(object));

}, 15, TimeUnit.SECONDS);

So i put the issue type creation in to schedule thread to run after 15s.


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DPK J Community Leader Jan 26, 2020

Nice work @DonPerera 

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