Pre-fill bug creation with URL


We are about to start using JIRA 6.1 soon. I would like users, if something bad happens with a piece of software, to be given a URL that will prefill most of the interesting fields in a bug report.

Is it possible to do something like this? Can I generate a URL that when clicked will create a new bug report and prefill most fields so that the user can then just click submit?

This is more interesting for us than using the REST api because I don't want to force the user to provide its login to the software or write it down on a file.

Best regards,

Paulo Matos

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Hi Paulo,

This is possible!



For more info about using URL for creation check out:


// Svante

Please note that if you put that link with summary and all required fields - the ticket will be created automatically without user interaction. If you wish user add some additional data regarding the defect - remove summary or some requred field to continue with the creation screen.

Do you know if the values for, for example, versions can change at all? Or, lets say, valud id 10031 will always be for version 1.1_pre2 ?

ID of version, projects, issue types will never change. You can rename issue type, but ID will be the same (unless you manipulate them through database of course)

I am trying to create issue using direct HTML links. Project and issue type pre-populates but summary or assignee is not populating. Any help is greatly appreciated. Below is the sample URL I am using....



Maybe something like this:


Please add proper issue type id and project id

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