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How to configure and administer the CMI task provider for JIRA

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Question

How do you configure the CMI task provider for JIRA and administer user credentials?

Cause

You must configure CMI for JIRA to use it.

Answer

Using mkcmprovider to configure CMI for JIRA

Referring to the mkcmprovider reference page, note the following changes that support JIRA as a task provider.


    type
      Specify cmjira


    -connection connection
      For JIRA, connection information in the form, baseurl:server-url

      The baseurl should be in the following format:
      server_name:port

      Example:
      qvmw339:8080


    -context context-string
      For JIRA, "queryuri:query"

      The queryuri format should be JQL. ClearCase currently supports using GET requests for JIRA queries. POST is not supported at this time.

      JIRA's web interface supports filters that are queries that can be run or setup by end users. Go to Issues -> Manage filters in the JIRA web interface and run a filter there to see the arguments used to build a JQL version of that filter. Looking at the above queryuri example in the JIRA web interface shows:
      “project = IP ORDER BY summary ASC, updatedDate DESC”


    -data provider-info-file
      For JIRA, connection.baseurl=server-url

Using cmiregister to administer user credentials for JIRA

Referring to the cmiregister reference page, note the following changes that have been made to cmiregister subcommands to support JIRA:


    add -jira -name provider_name

    remove -jira { -name provider_name | -all }

    replace -jira -name provider_name

    list -jira -name provider_name (You can also list credentials for all task providers: list -cq -rtc -jira)

Also note the following option:
    -jira
      Specifies that JIRA is the task provider.

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Document Information

Modified date:
08 August 2018

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