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Patching JIRA CreateIssueHandler

Hi all, I am new to JIRA and need to modify the CreateIssueHandler so that it can accept e-mails that come in without a subject.

My issue is not modifying the file, my problem is with the actual patching part.

I am trying to follow the steps in


After I run mvn eclipse:eclipse

- Which project do I import?

- Okay, so I imported the jira-core project into eclipse

The problem I have now is that there are many errors such as

- The import com.atlassian.mail.MailUtils cannot be resolved among other similar errors

2 answers

In Step 3, you need to download the whole source, not just a single java file!

But if you are looking to create a new handler, you don't need to patch JIRA. Have a look at this tutorial.

This only seems relevant for JIRA 5.0 , I have to make these modifications for JIRA 4.4

Creating handler should work in 4.4 too. JEMH plugin has been there for a while and that uses a custom handler.


you need to update specific file for jira system.

1) Dont import all the jira into the eclipse.

2) if you have already developed plugin for the same version for e.g 4.3 or 4.4 you create package in that plugin.

3) package should be the same as the Package what we are using in the jira for that class

4) packages are nothing but the folder structure.

5) put your java file in that package edit make changes what you required.

6) atlas-run for plugin

7) you will find under target/classes/pkg/your.class

8) go to jira replace your class wich has the same name as the jira class.

9) Restart the server.


Tousif shaikh.

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