JIRA + Bitbucket is Easy with the New JIRA DVCS Connector Update

By on July 9, 2012

A couple months ago, Atlassian released the JIRA DVCS Connector to help users link JIRA to their Github or Bitbucket repositories. Today, we’ve released a new update that makes it even simpler to link Git or Mercurial commits to JIRA issues – especially for teams.

Meet the new JIRA DVCS Connector

Bitbucket Teams

Recently we introduced a new feature to Bitbucket called Teams – a simple way to consolidate your team-owned repositories and organize your group’s work. Creating a Team in Bitbucket is easy and now connecting your teams repositories with JIRA is easy as well.

Instead of adding a Bitbucket repository for every project you create in JIRA, the DVCS connector automatically links and syncs all of your repositories to your JIRA instance, so you never have to worry about updating the Connector with new repositories again. Just add your Bitbucket account, and you’re set. Simple configuration, less setup time, and easier linking!

Streamlined Administration

A small, but useful improvement is the new Repository Administration screen. There may be times when you do not want a specific repository linked to JIRA project. Just check the boxes next to the repositories you want to link, or enter the admin screen and change credentials on specific repositories.

We have bundled Bitbucket Links into the JIRA DVCS Connector. What can you do with Links? Issue keys that are in commit messages allow you to link directly to your JIRA issues. Now you will have complete traceability between your code and issues.

Note: This update is now available on Bitbucket OnDemand as of 7/30/2012

Install the Connector Today!

Connect your source to your JIRA issues with the latest JIRA DVCS Connector!


  • Jon Leigh
    Posted July 10, 2012 at 2:45 am | Permalink

    Is this available for JIRA On Demand?

  • David Mineer
    Posted July 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    It’s working in JIRA On Demand for me.  press g+g to get the admin search and start typing ‘DVCS’ and you will see ‘DVCS Repositories’ option.  Go there and add your rep address. Then, in bitbucket click on the admin for a repo and add a ‘link’ in there choosing your Jira URL and project Key.

  • Stanislav Spiridonov
    Posted July 13, 2012 at 12:22 am | Permalink

    What about https://studio.atlassian.com/browse/BBC-203? 
    The plugin doesn’t work for me at all. 

  • Anonymous
    Posted September 3, 2012 at 5:04 am | Permalink

    Great stuff. Got working with OnDemand in a matter of minutes…

  • codeslubber
    Posted December 23, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    Was working, then stopped. Bitbucket had just dropped the linked application. Set it up again, and it just spins saying syncing… Seriously, this is really lame.