Jira Integration Security

Jira Cloud Authentication

TeamRetro utilizes Oauth2 authorization to integrate with Jira Cloud instnces. We request the following four access scopes:
Scope Required for:
read:jira-work Read project list and issue metadata during configuration of the integration. 
write:jira-work Write action items to Jira
read:jira-user Enable Jira / TeamRetro users to be matched for action item assignments (future)
offline_access Allow TeamRetro to post action items to Jira without requiring re-authentication each time.
Further information on these access scopes can be found at https://developer.atlassian.com/cloud/jira/platform/scopes/

Jira Server Authentication

For Jira Server it's via a Jira username / password. As we need to send these across with the API they are stored encrypted but not hashed - so we do recommend creating a separate Jira user for TeamRetro. We are evaluating support for Oauth1 integration in future.

Request Origination

Calls to Jira Server / Jira Cloud will originate from our servers in Salesforce Heroku / AWS EC2. At this time we do not support fixed origination IP address.

APIs Used

In order to send action items through to Jira, we retrieve a list of projects, issue types and field definitions for the selected issue types to allow the administrator to select the target issue location in Jira, populate required values and select default values.
We make use of the following APIs:
  • /rest/api/2/project (GET)
    list projects to select target Jira project
  • /rest/api/2/issue/createmeta/XXXXXX/issuetypes (GET)
    list issue types associated with target Jira project
  • /rest/api/2/issue/createmeta/XXXXXX/issuetypes/XXXXXXX (GET)
    retrieve field definitions for target Issue Type
  • /rest/api/2/issue/createmeta?expand=projects.issuetypes.fields (GET)
    (this API is deprecated and only used for earlier versions of Jira)
  • /rest/api/2/issue (POST)
    create a Jira action
If after publishing a user opts to Undo the publish to Jira, we will attempt to delete the specific issue we created via the integration:
  • /rest/api/2/issue/XXXXXX (DELETE)
We do not read any other issues / data.

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