This article illustrates the process of linking Confluence to Jira using application links (sometimes called app links or AppLinks). If a linked Jira instance is specified in the Jira application link parameter of the JQL Table macro editor, the macro recognizes the link, as per the specified JQL search on the Confluence page. After the initial verification, URLs to this linked instance are treated as direct links and do not need any further authentication. Creating app links has many advantages such as:
- Usability: Authentication is done only when the application link is created, thus, frequent prompts for user credentials are avoided.
- Seamless access across the platform: Administrators have to configure application links only once for permitted users to access the app.
Prerequisites for creating app links:
- k Confluence to another app, you must be an administrator for both the apps.
- Atlassian recommends that you use OAuth with impersonation authentication if you select the The servers have the same set of users option when linking.
- You require a working URL link for the Jira instance to be linked with Confluence.
Create the application link in Confluence administration as mentioned in the Confluence support page on application links. Once the linking is successful, you can see the status as Connected in green.
- Specify any of the linked Jira instances in the editor's Jira application link.
Points to remember
- Administrators can link Confluence with other Atlassian applications such as Bitbucket.
- Once user credentials have been verified through the macro, URLs given from a verified application link then works like an absolute path to the specified Jira instance.