Connect to JIRA Project via Visual Studio Add-in

How do I connect to a specific JIRA project from the Visual Studio (2012) add-in?

If I configure the add-in to use the base JIRA URL (https://<server>/CITnet/jira/) then the add-in connects & displays my filters; but no data is displayed.

From the browser I can use specicif project URLs (https://<server>/CITnet/jira/browse/<project>) but I get an HTTP 404 if I try this from the add-in.



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You should configure the add-on with the base URL of your JIRA instance.

Once you see your filters, what happens when you click on a filter? Do you see your issues or is there an error message?


Hello Janusz,

Thanks for the answer.

For the preset filters some give an HTTP 400 error and some do not. I get the impression that if there is data to be returned I get the error, & if there is no data for the filter then there is no error & the status line says 'Loaded 0 issues'.

For the saved filters I get no errors & no data (although in the web browser the filters do return data).

If I create a local filter I can see all the JIRA projects in the Add Filter dialog, but when I use the newly created filter I get an HTTP 400 again.

The remote server returned an error: (400) Bad Request.


at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetResponse()

at Atlassian.plvs.api.jira.RssClient.getRssQueryResultStream(StringBuilder url)

at Atlassian.plvs.api.jira.RssClient.getCustomFilterIssues(String queryString, String sortBy, String sortOrder, Int32 start, Int32 max)

at Atlassian.plvs.api.jira.JiraServerFacade.<>c__DisplayClasse.<getCustomFilterIssues>b__a()

at Atlassian.plvs.api.jira.JiraServerFacade.setSessionCookieAndWrapExceptions[T](JiraServer server, JiraAuthenticatedClient client, Wrapped`1 wrapped)

at Atlassian.plvs.api.jira.JiraServerFacade.getCustomFilterIssues(JiraServer server, JiraFilter filter, Int32 start, Int32 count)

at Atlassian.plvs.models.jira.JiraIssueListModelBuilder.rebuildModelWithCustomFilter(JiraIssueListModel model, JiraServer server, JiraCustomFilter filter)

at Atlassian.plvs.ui.jira.TabJira.<>c__DisplayClass31.<reloadIssuesWithCustomFilter>b__30()



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do you have some kind of SSO (Single Sign-On) set up (like Active Directory authentication or Crowd integration)?

Logins are either JIRA accounts setup by the administrator or validated against the LDAP server. My login uses LDAP.

I assume that the add-in has actually logged in to the JIRA server as I can see the project list along with the associated components / versions when I use the dialog to add a local filter.


CITnet is using Crowd as the SSO. Crowd is delegating the authentification to an internal ldap server for intramuros users and to a crowd directory for the extramuros users.


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you are probably a victim of

What version of JIRA are you using? The latest version of the add-on should behave better with JIRA 5.x

I don't have access to PLVS-350. We can register ourself on the ecosystem?

I think you should remove the dot from teh end of the URL (sorry for teh bad link). The project is public

I do confirm that our jira instance is using SSO with Crowd.

In our case, we use Crowd 2.4.2 and Jira 5.1.6

Hello again Janusz,

Thanks for the help & the link. Reading through the comments of PLVS-350 I arrived at the 'Authenticate with URL Parameters' advice.

This works for me as well. Enabling this option allows the filters to correctly retrieve the issues.

Thanks once again,


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good to hear it is working for you now

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See the comment trails. This issue was fixed by checking the 'Authenticate with URL Parameter' option.

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Still fails for me with the same 400 error, even with that option checked.

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