any concept of a centralized doc repo in jira?

Hi, I have a document that may need to be associated with multiple different issues in Jira. I want to store the document in a central location so all issues that reference the document will always navigate to the latest version of the document.

In the past, I would have stored this document in some type of document repository like SharePoint. Does Jira have any type of built-in central document repository concept intended for a document that needs to be referenced from multiple places in Jira?

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No. 

JIRA is an issue tracker, it focusses on the issue at all times, and the implicit assumption is that an issue is self-contained.  Information shared by many issues probably needs to be shared at a different level - project or component for example.

Of course, there's loads of options - some (definitely not all) are:

  • Say "refer to doc attached to XYZ-123" in a text field - JIRA will convert the XYZ to a link to the holding issue automatically.
  • Add a link to the issue to XYZ-123 - you could even have a link type of "doc is attached to ..."
  • Link directly to the attachment's url somewhere in the text
  • Set up a custom field that points to it
  • Stick the document in a proper document repository and link to that in the text or in a dedicated field
  • Import the document into Confluence and take advantage of the close integration between that and JIRA

If you have confluence as well, then Nic's last option might be best.

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