Documentation

jira - create and modify issues in a JIRA instance

New in version 1.6.

Synopsis

  • Create and modify issues in a JIRA instance.

Options

parameter required default choices comments
assignee
no
Sets the assignee on create or transition operations. Note not all transitions will allow this.
comment
no
The comment text to add.
description
no
The issue description, where appropriate.
fields
no
This is a free-form data structure that can contain arbitrary data. This is passed directly to the JIRA REST API (possibly after merging with other required data, as when passed to create). See examples for more information, and the JIRA REST API for the structure required for various fields.
inwardissue
(added in 2.3)
no
Set issue from which link will be created.
issue
no
An existing issue key to operate on.
issuetype
no
The issue type, for issue creation.
linktype
(added in 2.3)
no
Set type of link, when action 'link' selected.
operation
yes
  • create
  • comment
  • edit
  • fetch
  • transition
The operation to perform.

aliases: command
outwardissue
(added in 2.3)
no
Set issue to which link will be created.
password
yes
The password to log-in with.
project
no
The project for this operation. Required for issue creation.

aliases: prj
status
no
The desired status; only relevant for the transition operation.
summary
no
The issue summary, where appropriate.
timeout
(added in 2.3)
no 10
Set timeout, in seconds, on requests to JIRA API.
uri
yes
Base URI for the JIRA instance.
username
yes
The username to log-in with.

Examples

# Create a new issue and add a comment to it:
- name: Create an issue
  jira:
    uri: '{{ server }}'
    username: '{{ user }}'
    password: '{{ pass }}'
    project: ANS
    operation: create
    summary: Example Issue
    description: Created using Ansible
    issuetype: Task
  register: issue

- name: Comment on issue
  jira:
    uri: '{{ server }}'
    username: '{{ user }}'
    password: '{{ pass }}'
    issue: '{{ issue.meta.key }}'
    operation: comment
    comment: A comment added by Ansible

# Assign an existing issue using edit
- name: Assign an issue using free-form fields
  jira:
    uri: '{{ server }}'
    username: '{{ user }}'
    password: '{{ pass }}'
    issue: '{{ issue.meta.key}}'
    operation: edit
    assignee: ssmith

# Create an issue with an existing assignee
- name: Create an assigned issue
  jira:
    uri: '{{ server }}'
    username: '{{ user }}'
    password: '{{ pass }}'
    project: ANS
    operation: create
    summary: Assigned issue
    description: Created and assigned using Ansible
    issuetype: Task
    assignee: ssmith

# Edit an issue
- name: Set the labels on an issue using free-form fields
  jira:
    uri: '{{ server }}'
    username: '{{ user }}'
    password: '{{ pass }}'
    issue: '{{ issue.meta.key }}'
    operation: edit
  args:
    fields:
        labels:
          - autocreated
          - ansible

# Retrieve metadata for an issue and use it to create an account
- name: Get an issue
  jira:
    uri: '{{ server }}'
    username: '{{ user }}'
    password: '{{ pass }}'
    project: ANS
    operation: fetch
    issue: ANS-63
  register: issue

- name: Create a unix account for the reporter
  become: true
  user:
    name: '{{ issue.meta.fields.creator.name }}'
    comment: '{{ issue.meta.fields.creator.displayName }}'

- name: Create link from HSP-1 to MKY-1
  jira:
    uri: '{{ server }}'
    username: '{{ user }}'
    password: '{{ pass }}'
    operation: link
    linktype: Relate
    inwardissue: HSP-1
    outwardissue: MKY-1

# Transition an issue by target status
- name: Close the issue
  jira:
    uri: '{{ server }}'
    username: '{{ user }}'
    password: '{{ pass }}'
    issue: '{{ issue.meta.key }}'
    operation: transition
    status: Done

Notes

Note

  • Currently this only works with basic-auth.

Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Support

This module is community maintained without core committer oversight.

For more information on what this means please read Module Support

For help in developing on modules, should you be so inclined, please read Community Information & Contributing, Testing Ansible and Developing Modules.