Quick Install Guide

For general instructions on how to enable and configure an its plugin please refer to the general configuration documentation Instructions in this document are specific to the @PLUGIN@ plugin.

Install Steps:

  1. Verify Storyboard [REST endpoint][rest-enabled].
  2. [Configure the connection][its-connection].
  3. [Associate a changes with stories][its-associate-change].
  4. [Configure the actions][its-actions] that the plugin will take on a Gerrit change.
  5. [Enable the @PLUGIN@ plugin][its-enable] for the Gerrit project.
  6. [Install the plugin][its-install]
  7. Restart Gerrit

[rest-enabled]: #rest-enabled Checking REST API availability

This plugin will connect to Storyboard via it's REST endpoints. Make sure that the Storyboard REST API is up and running.

Assuming the Storyboard instance you want to connect to is at http://my_storyboard_instance.com/, open


in your browser. If you get a xml response page without errors, the REST interface is enabled.

If you get an error page then you'll need to enable the Storyboard REST API.

[its-connection]: #its-connection Connection Configuration

In order for @PLUGIN@ to connect to the REST service of your Storyboard instance, the url and credentials are required in your site's etc/gerrit.config or etc/secure.config under the @PLUGIN@ section.



[its-associate-change]: #its-associate-change Associating Gerrit Changes

In order for @PLUGIN@ to associate a Gerrit change with a Storyboard story, a Gerrit commentlink needs to be defined in etc/gerrit.config


[commentLink "@PLUGIN@"]
  match = [Ss][Tt][Oo][Rr][Yy][ ]*([1-9][0-9]*)
  html = "<a href=\"https://my_storyboard_instance.com/#!/story/$1\">story $1</a>"

[its-actions]: #its-actions Configure its actions

The @PLUGIN@ plugin can take action when there are updates to Gerrit changes. Users can define what events will trigger which actions. To configure this a etc/its/actions.config file is required.

Example of actions.config:

# Add a custom comment when a comment has been added to the associated Gerrit change.
[rule "update-comment"]
    event-type = comment-added
    action = add-velocity-comment inline $commenter-name commented on change ${its.formatLink($change-url, $subject)}
# add a comment only when a user leaves a -2 or a -1 vote on the Code-Review label on the associated Gerrit change.
[rule "comment-on-negative-vote"]
    event-type = comment-added
    approval-Code-Review = -2,-1
    action = add-comment Boo-hoo, go away!
# add a standard comment when there is a status update to the associated Gerrit change.
[rule "comment-on-status-update"]
    event-type = patchset-created,change-abandoned,change-restored,change-merged
    action = add-standard-comment

More detailed information on actions is found the rules documentation

[its-enable]: #its-enable Enable the Plugin

In order to enable the @PLUGIN@ plugin, an entry must be added to the project.config file in refs/meta/config. To enable the plugin for all projects a single entry can be added to project.config in All-Projects.


[plugin "@PLUGIN@"]
  enabled = true

[its-install]: #its-install Install the Plugin

In order to install the @PLUGIN@ plugin simply copy the built jar file into the plugins folder.