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
proxy:
  '/jira/api':
    target: <JIRA_URL>
    headers:
      Authorization:
        $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
backend:
  # ...
  csp:
    img-src: 
      # "'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>
      <EntitySwitch.Case if={isJiraAvailable}>
        <Grid item md={6}>
          <EntityJiraOverviewCard />
        </Grid>
      </EntitySwitch.Case>
    </EntitySwitch>
  </Grid>
);

Add annotation to the yaml config file of a component

metadata:
  annotations:
    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 - https://id.atlassian.com/manage-profile/security/api-tokens

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

    :

    for example:

    jira-mail@example.com:hTBgqVcrcxRYpT5TCzTA9C0F

    converts to base64

    amlyYS1tYWlsQGV4YW1wbGUuY29tOmhUQmdxVmNyY3hSWXBUNVRDelRBOUMwRg==
  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 https://github.com/RoadieHQ/backstage-roadie-plugins.

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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