Who's viewed specific issues in Jira?

In some projects I would like not only to know who's made changes to an issue but also who has viewed the issue and when.

Are there any audit-logs i can rely on?

Do anyone know a solution for this?


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No, and it's complex to implement correctly.

One thing I've looked at in the past is the access logs - it's easy to scan those for <base url>/browse/xxx-nnn, and you could, in theory, do much the same by injecting tracking javascript into the issue view screen.

But that tends to miss a LOT of usage.  The manager who asked me to look at the logs turned out to be not viewing issues at all.  We knew he was seeing them, but he was using boards, dashboards, the issue navigator, IRC and email.  There's other routes too - REST and Confluence macros for example.

So, you're going to struggle to get any form of accurate data out.

Hey Nic, 

Thank you for a quick answer. Unfortunately not a very promissing one, though.

I think I can handle at least some of the problems with issue navigator and probably some of the others. I can make a company rule that only some fields are allowed in the navigator. And it seems I can check compliance in the database.

Emails are sort of solved. I tampered with the velocity files so it basically emails: somethings happened on your issue - and giving a link.

I've been thinking about the "Recent Issues" - anyone knows which table that is in the database? I might be able to dump the records from this?!

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Alexey Matveev Community Champion Jan 17, 2018


If you are using Jira Cloud then you could have a look at a plugin called Who is looking for Jira Cloud 


I do not know if the plugin fulfils your requirements, but It is not that difficult to write such a plugin for Jira Cloud or Jira Server. You can find the idea behind the plugin here


For the Server there is the same idea but different implementation

Hi Alexey,

Thanks. Real nice plugin :-). And I can see it's use

But if I understand it correctly - it will not help me directly in this problem? If I need eg an audit-log to determine that an user was looking at this issue on a specific date/time.

And I'm on server :-(

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