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Jira Cloud Connector Guide

Ingest all of your Jira Cloud pages into Enterprise Search.

The Jira Cloud Connector requires that you connect Enterprise Search within

For self hosted Jira, see Jira Server.


Login to Enterprise Search.

Within the administrative dashboard, click Settings on the sidebar.

Navigate to Content Source Connectors:

Jira - Click Sources within the sidebar.
A picture of the sidebar within the administrative dashboard. The item

Select the Jira Connector and click Connect.

You will be presented with a Public Key and a place to input a Base URL:

Jira - Enter the Base URL and copy the Public Key.
The Enterprise Search UI. It shows some text, a public key to copy, and an input box for a Base URL. The values are filled in, described more below.

Your Base URL is wherever Enterprise Search can reach your Jira instance, such as

The Public Key will be provided to Jira for a secure connection between both applications. Copy it!

The next steps take place within Jira.

Login to Jira as an administrator.

You'll need to access Application Links... But they're hidden.

Reveal them by replacing [EXAMPLE] in the following with your own Jira URL:


Next, enter the host address for Enterprise Search.

By default, the address is: http://localhost:3002.

Click Create new link:

Jira - Creating a linked application.
Menus within menus! The application links' link is in the left hand side menu.

It will fail... That's okay. Everybody fails sometimes.

Confirm the link, then proceed.

We admit: this next part will feel strange. But the end result will securely connect the two applications.

A modal appears and within it we'll need to enter some information:

Jira - Creating a link application.
Adding text to a standard input form. There are 9 fields. But only three of them have useful data. And there's an important check box.
  • Application Name: Elastic Enterprise Search
  • Application Type: Generic Application
  • Service Provider Name: Elastic
  • Consumer key, Shared secret, Request Token URL, Access token URL, Authorize URL: Any random value. A . will do.
  • Create incoming link: Check this box.

Click Continue.

A final modal will appear:

Jira - Creating a link application.
Adding text into a standard input window. There are three.
  • Consumer Key: elastic_enterprise_search
  • Consumer Name: Elastic
  • Public Key: Your Public Key from Enterprise Search.

Click Continue.

A successful affirmation appears...

Now, over to Enterprise Search for the finishing touches.

Click Sources within the sidebar.

Jira - Click Sources within the sidebar.
A picture of the sidebar within the administrative dashboard. The item

Click Add under the Jira source.

First, you'll need to click I understand.

Why the hurdle? We want to make it clear that you're adding a public source.

All of its contents will be accessible by those with the right permissions.

If you're comfortable with that, click the button.

After that, you'll be asked to connect to Jira.

Click Allow.

Jira - Understanding the nature of public sources.
A screen showing Jira's allow or deny prompt. If you can see it, that means you've reached Jira, which is good. Now it's up to you to seal your fate.

Congratulations! Jira Cloud is now a content source -- it's time to search.

You can now make the source available to various groups and scale its relevance priority.

Enjoying the beta? Something broken? Lost? Please send us your feedback or visit the Enterprise Search community.