Plugin @PLUGIN@

This plugin allows to associate Jira issues to Git commits thanks to the Gerrit listener interface.

Comment links

Git commits are associated to Jira issues reusing the existing Gerrit [commitLink configuration]i1 to extract the issue ID from commit comments.

Additionally you need to specify the enforcement policy for git commits with regards to issue-tracker associations; the following values are supported:

MANDATORY : One or more issue-ids are required in the git commit message, otherwise the git push will be rejected.

SUGGESTED : Whenever git commit message does not contain one or more issue-ids, a warning message is displayed as a suggestion on the client.

OPTIONAL : Issues-ids are linked when found on git commit message, no warnings are displayed otherwise.


[commentLink "Jira"]
match = (\\[[A-Z][A-Z]+-[1-9][0-9]*\\])
html = "<a href=\"$1\">$1</a>"
association = SUGGESTED

Once a Git commit with a comment link is detected, the Jira issue ID is extracted and a new comment added to the issue, pointing back to the original Git commit.

Jira connectivity

In order for Gerrit to connect to Jira/SOAP-API url and credentials are required in your gerrit.config / secure.config under the [jira] section.



Jira credentials and connectivity details are asked and verified during the Gerrit init.

Comment configuration

It is possible to choose which kind of Gerrit event will trigger the plugin to comment on the Jira issue by adding the following in your gerrit.config file under the [jira] section:

commentOnChangeAbandoned : If true, abandoning a change adds a comment to the issue.

commentOnChangeCreated : If true, creating a change adds a comment to the issue.

commentOnChangeMerged : If true, merging a change adds a comment to the issue.

commentOnChangeRestored : If true, restoring an abandoned change adds a comment to the issue.

commentOnCommentAdded : If true, adding a comment or reviewing a change adds a comment to the issue.

commentOnFirstLinkedPatchSetCreated : If true, creating a patch set for a change adds a comment to the issue if the issue has not been mentioned in previous patch sets of the same change.

commentOnPatchSetCreated : If true, creating a patch set for a change adds a comment to the issue.

commentOnRefUpdatedGitWeb : If true, updating a ref adds a comment to the issue.

By default they are set to true



Gerrit init integration

Jira plugin is integrated as a Gerrit init step in order to simplify and guide through the configuration of Jira integration and connectivity check, avoiding bogus settings to prevent Gerrit plugin to start correctly.

Gerrit init example:

*** Jira connectivity

Jira URL (empty to skip)       []:
Jira username                  [admin]:
Change admin's password        [y/N]? y
admin's password               : *****
              confirm password : *****
Test connectivity to [N/?]: y
Checking Jira connectivity ... [OK]

*** Jira issue-tracking association

Jira issue-Id regex            [([A-Z]+-[0-9]+)]:
Issue-id enforced in commit message [MANDATORY/?]: ?
       Supported options are:
Issue-id enforced in commit message [MANDATORY/?]: suggested

GitWeb integration

When Gerrit gitweb is configured, an additional direct link from Jira to GitWeb will be created, pointing exactly to the Git commit ID containing the Jira issue ID.

Issues workflow automation

Jira plugin is able to automate status transition on the issues based on code-review actions performed on Gerrit; actions are performed on Jira using the username/password provided during Gerrit init. Transition automation is driven by $GERRIT_SITE/issue-state-transition.config file.

Syntax of the status transition configuration file is the following:

[action "<issue-status-action>"]

<issue-status-action> : Action to perform on Jira issue when all the condition in the stanza are met.

<change-action> : Action performed on Gerrit change-id, possible values are: created, commented, merged, abandoned, restored

<verified-value> : Verified flag added on Gerrit with values from -1 to +1

<code-review-value> : Code-Review flag added on Gerrit with values from -2 to +2

Note: multiple conditions in the action stanza are optional but at least one must be present.


[action "Start Progress"]

[action "Resolve Issue"]

[action "Close Issue"]

[action "Stop Progress"]

The above example defines four status transition on Jira, based on the following conditions:

  • Whenever a new Change-set is created on Gerrit, start progress on the Jira issue
  • Whenever a change is verified and reviewed with +2, transition the Jira issue to resolved
  • Whenever a change is merged to branch, mark the Jira transition the Jira issue to closed
  • Whenever a change is abandoned, stop the progress on Jira issue