Backstage Jira Plugin

See Jira summary in Backstage

Created by Roadie

Getting started is simple

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Installation steps

Install the plugin into Backstage.

yarn add @roadiehq/backstage-plugin-jira

Add proxy config

# app-config.yaml
    target: <JIRA_URL>
        $env: JIRA_TOKEN
      Accept: 'application/json'
      Content-Type: 'application/json'
      X-Atlassian-Token: 'nocheck'
      User-Agent: "MY-UA-STRING"

Set img-src in Content Security Policy

// app-config.yaml
  # ...
      # "'self'" and 'data' are from the backstage default but must be set since img-src is overriden
      - "'self'"
      - 'data:'
      # Allow your Jira instance for @roadiehq/backstage-plugin-jira
      - 'JIRA_URL'

Add plugin API to your Backstage instance

// packages/app/src/components/catalog/EntityPage.tsx
import { EntityJiraOverviewCard, isJiraAvailable } from '@roadiehq/backstage-plugin-jira';

const overviewContent = (
  <Grid container spacing={3} alignItems="stretch">
      <EntitySwitch.Case if={isJiraAvailable}>
        <Grid item md={6}>
          <EntityJiraOverviewCard />

Add annotation to the yaml config file of a component

    jira/project-key: <example-jira-project-key>
    jira/component: <example-component> # optional, you might skip this value to fetch data for all components

Provide the JIRA_TOKEN environmental variable (instructions at the notes below)

Found a mistake? Update these instructions.

How it looks

A preview of Jira plugin including tasks summary, project information and Activity Stream.

Things to know

Get and provide JIRA_TOKEN as env variable.

  1. Obtain you personal token from jira -

  2. Create a base64-encoded string by converting a string in format


    for example:

    converts to base64

  3. Save it as the environmental variable JIRA_TOKEN with Basic prefix, for example:

    JIRA_TOKEN='Basic amlyYS1tYWlsQGV4YW1wbGUuY29tOmhUQmdxVmNyY3hSWXBUNVRDelRBOUMwRg=='

    Alternatively, if you are running backstage locally, you can provide the variable by the command

    env JIRA_TOKEN='Basic amlyYS1tYWlsQGV4YW1wbGUuY29tOmhUQmdxVmNyY3hSWXBUNVRDelRBOUMwRg==' yarn dev

Repository migration notice (June/July 2021)

In order to make testing and deployment of our plugins easier we are migrating all Roadie plugins to a monorepo at

The plugins will still be published to the same place on NPM and will have the same package names so nothing should change for consumers of these plugins.

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