how to link an existing branch/pull request to a jira issue

How can I link an existing branch (created from stash/git, not from JIRA by "Create branch") to a jira issue?

Same thing for a pull request (other than adding a comment with the pull request link...)

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Use the JIRA ticket number in the title of the pull request - that should link them.

In our case we use Git Flow which requiere that we create the branches like this: "Feature/XX-15" , "Hotfix/XX-22"

Is there a way that JIRA supports gitflow? 

I use gitflow at my job and the link still seems to work just fine. I don't believe there was any extra setup for this.

the question refers to code you want integrated as resolution for your issue, which has been already developped and reviewed in an existing pull request, cherry picked from another branch, from upstream, etc. with names/ids not related to current issue.

this above mentioned code fixes an issue created in Jira by some other engineer/customer etc.

so how can you make the branches/pull requests not containing the jira id in the names appear in the list of branches/pull requests for the new issue?

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