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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. 

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Hey @Shane13 

There are many tools out there that can do similar things to what you are looking for.

I work at Exalate Sync Tool. What you are describing we call it status mapping, it can be done after you have an ongoing Exalate connection following the next steps:


Hope you get your sync going! 🙂

did anyone find a good solution for this?


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

francis Marketplace Partner Nov 21, 2017

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



Hello Francis


This is great news


I am definitely interested in trying this out so I will send you a message, if that's OK?



francis Marketplace Partner Mar 05, 2018

Absolutely - send a mail to, and we'll pick it up from there.

Is there any update on this issue? In my Organization most of the  teams use JIRA for tracking their tickets and few teams use GitHub for their ticket/issue management.

Project I am working on need collaboration with teams using JIRA and those using GH. 

I want JIRA to be a place which can be used to visualize overall status of the Program. 


I would really appreciate someone can share progress in this topic. 

francis Marketplace Partner Apr 13, 2020

Exalate is still around the corner (

(Part of the exalate team - but that should be obvious :-))

There is an excellent tool, I actually sync my Jira Issues with my Github issues.


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Hey there,


I tried to install the 'unito app'and it works (GitHub-Jira). It was easy to do it from one UI. 

I also wanted to try installing 'Exalate' This requires two UI on the Jira side and GitHub side. On the Jira side, I had no issues. But when I try to connect to GitHub I was unable to display its list of repositories. Although the API personal key has such settings ("repo" checked). Can anyone know what could be the reason?

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And price, if I would like to connect GitHub with Jira do I need a license for GitHub $95 and Jira (from marketplace $5) Is it correct?


Hey @Rostyslav Sipakov !

At the moment, you will only be able to sync Jira tickets to GH issues. Repos and commits are currently not available to sync.


Let me know if this answers your question

Hey everyone! Unito syncs Jira to GitHub. You can use filters and mapping features to decide what gets synced and where it goes. Any updates made in your Jira project will automatically be reflected in the synced GitHub repo. Here's some more info:

And the other way around (GitHub -> JIRA)?

Yup, it works in every direction, or both.

so: ->, <-, or <->  

and also many-to-one if you want, so you can sync issues between multiple github repos with 1 jira project, or vice versa. 


Hoping that helps

Marc @ Unito is a great tool for syncing Jira to Github or both ways. It syncs with Trello as well. There's also

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.

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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"?

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Not unlimited reporters, but sort of alternatives.


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Dario B Atlassian Team Sep 15, 2016

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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