Jira Development Panel for GitHub and GitLab

Have you thought about connecting GitLab or GitHub to Jira to easily create feature branches and 1-click jump to the branches and pull requests related to a Jira issue? You can do this by connecting GitHub, GitLab or Gerrit using Jigit app that integrates git system with Jira On-Premises. Please read on if you are interested to see how it looks and how this integration can benefit you and your team.
June 28, 2023
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Have you thought about connecting GitLab or GitHub to Jira to easily create feature branches and 1-click jump to the branches and pull requests related to a Jira issue?

You can do this by connecting GitHub, GitLab or Gerrit using Jigit app that integrates git system with Jira On-Premises. Please read on if you are interested to see how it looks and how this integration can benefit you and your team.

The Jigit Development Panel provides the following functionality:

  • allows the user to create a feature branch from a selected base branch
  • display the branches where the name contains the issue key
  • display the list of pull requests where the title contains the issue key

When we configured Jigit and made sure the Development Panel is enabled we are ready to give this panel a try.

Jigit Jira Development Panel

Before we have any feature branches or pull requests the panel looks like this.

Create git feature branch from Jira issue view. Step 1

When we click on the Create branch button and fill in the dialog for our new feature branch.

Create git feature branch from Jira issue view. Step 2

After the creation, the feature branch will appear in GitLab or GitHub.

GitHub repository branches view

When we open the pull request we need to make sure that the title of the pull/merge request contains the issue key. At Move Work Forward, we got a conversation of the following title issue-key: short title.

GitHub pull request or Gitlab merge request

Afterwards the Jira issue view Jigit Development panel contains the link to this pull/merge request.

Pull and merge requests are visible on the Jira issue view

As you see, with one click you can navigate to the pull request or feature branches related to this Jira issue.
When the Git pull/merge request is merged and the feature branch deleted the development panel looks like this.

Github pull request and Gitlab merge request status reflected in Jira

On top of this functionality, Jigit provides a Jigit tab that displays changes related to this issue (the key is to use the Jira issue key in each commit message).

Github or Gitlab commits related to a Jira ticket display on the Jira issue view.

Jigit is provided by Platinum Atlassian Marketplace Partner - Move Work Forward, please join thousands of our customers and give Jigit a try.

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