Advantages over using GIT plugin over built in DVCS

Hi, I need to integrate JIRA with Git for the first time and I'm trying to see what the plugin gives me over the DVCS.

I can find any documentation for that, can anyone explain?

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@Nick Dring - 

I'm the product manager for the Git Integration add-on - I will throw in some items.


Git Integration features not in DVCS:

- Git agnostic - any git repository can be added to Jira

- Code review in Jira - you can see the commit diffs right in Jira for very fast code reviewing

- Easier to setup GitHub integration

- GitLab integration

- Smart Commits


Features found in both:

- GitHub integration 

- Smart Commits (#time, #comment, and workflow transitions)


There are other differences - but depend on which Jira platform you are asking about (Jira Server or Cloud).




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Hi Adam, thanks for that!

We are using JIRA server.



@Nick Dring - 

Ok - the Jira Server product also has:

- Repository Browser: 

  • Browse repository files/branches/tags right in Jira
  • View all the commits by branch/tag
  • Compare: differences between branches/tags to produce a diff - also see the Jira issues associated with that diff. It's a handy way to see what Jira issues are related to a release.

- View Commits in Jira Dashboard Activity Stream

- API and Bulk Change features


If you have any questions - reach out to us at




Wonderful! Thanks for all the info Adam.



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