Is there a plugin to keep Jira + Github issues in sync?

I've been looking to see if I can find a plugin. I absolutely love JIRA and Confluence, but we use github as a public issue tracker, and would like to be able to keep them in sync some how. It's not an absolute deal breaker, but I thought I would ask.

Note: I know DVCS can pull over the issues, but I'm looking to keep them in sync. If I close an issue on Github, it'll close on Jira. If I open one on Jira, it'll open on Github. 

Thanks smile 

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I don't know any add-ons that would do that and a quick search in the marketplace returns nothing.

A question on your requirement though, why do you need to keep them in sync? Why duplicate issues? Why not use one instead of the other? 

Public and private. We're a small team who wants to use JIRA for project planning and organization, but we use Github for public. There are 6 of us on the team, so the 10 user plan works fine for us. As our project is basically non-profit, we can't exactly shell out thousands of dollars to allow hundreds of random people to access to Jira.

That seems to be a good use case and then I wonder why is there is no add-on for it and it led me to believe that's not popular or it's not needed. 

Maybe because JIRA can still act your "public issue tracking" tool without burning licenses by allowing anyone to report issues (there are many ways to this like playing around the permission scheme or the JIRA Issue Collector). 

So there are ways to allow unlimited "reporters"?

Not unlimited reporters, but sort of alternatives.


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I don't know if this is still maintained or if this is what you are looking for but have a look at it:



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did anyone find a good solution for this?


i'd ideally like to be able to see GH issues in my JIRA sprints 

We developed a spike for exalate.  Exalate is an issue synchronisation solution extending beyond the realm of the atlassian environment.  The result allows to do the basic synchronisation between the two trackers


If you're interested to give it a try, send a mail to and we can take it from there



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