Connecting with Jira

How to Connect

The first step would be to create an application in Jira to connect it later to Everhour. Below we guide you step by step in cloud Jira how to do this.

Log in as a Jira administrator. Choose the Jira Icon Jira Settings > Products > Applications > Application Links. Alternatively, you can add /plugins/servlet/applinks/listApplicationLinks after your domain name in the URL field. 

Type “https://everhour.com” and press the Create new link button. You will see a warning that the Url is invalid. Please ignore the message and click Continue.

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Now you need to configure your application. Please, fill in the same fields as you see on the screenshot (may copy the same info under the screenshot) and check the mark near Create incoming link:

Application Name: Everhour, Application Type: Generic Application, Service Provider Name: Everhour, Consumer key: YAZm8KTbuwuK7ZJ, Shared secret: FqgB5IfGdT1btiGT, Request Token URL: /, Access token URL: /, Authorize URL: /, Create Incoming Link: CHECKED

Click Continue and enter Consumer Key, Consumer Name, and Public Key ( you may copy the same info under this screenshot).

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Consumer Key: YAZm8KTbuwuK7ZJ (or any other password-like string) Consumer Name: Everhour Public Key:  MIGfMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBAQUAA4GNADCBiQKBgQCx7Cx3zTGotRBwjO1YwLrFny+N VyIqK0mSasuCxpgi+CW9lDKYFj9IRaeDkeOYUSgGclZdMyU5iy7+cdZ5GYiwCXm0 5iFjn5cdU1/qifp3mTFs9uC5z9u0FilnifJdueP8kXn1/6sbfxWa4FbXKohxqTwd Y/YCvcFAQymzch5FwQIDAQAB

Click Continue to finish the setup. You should now see Everhour on the application list.

screen shot 2017-03-09 at 15 11 23 Now you should go to your Everhour account > Integrations and click Add Integration. Select JIRA from the application list and fill your Name (any title of your account), the Url (leading to your Jira account) and the Consumer key (the same you entered above). Click Connect to finish setup.

screen shot 2017-03-09 at 15 14 34Now, when you’ve already connected with JIRA application, other team members can select this configuration.

Tracking time with Everhour in Jira

To see the embedded timer in your Jira, you need to make sure you have our browser extension installed and authorized after you established connection. To check this, open your Integrations page that will show the status of our extension for the browser where you are logged in Everhour.

We can show a timer only if you use a cloud version of Jira. When you have an extension, you can:

Track time in Jira issues using the timer. You will see others time too if they tracked hours here.

Add time manually or edit previous time entries.

Set estimates on your issues and users who work on issues.

Making Reports with Jira data

There are a number of columns that shows specific data coming from Jira.

  • Workspace shows the name of a Jira account.
  • Project and task show the names of Jira projects and issues respectively.
  • Task number and status show the task id and whether it is open/closed.
  • Task type shows is it a bug, epic, etc.
  • Label shows the name of Jira tags.
  • A custom field can be created as a column if you reported time into a task that has this custom field.

What else you should know

There are a couple of things you should be aware of. First of all, it is not possible to connect one Jira account with several Everhour profiles. We do that not to allow admins from one team to see what you track in another team.

There is also no technical possibility to make a granular workspace or team sync, deciding what projects you wish to connect and where you don’t want to track time.

We also do not integrate with a Jira native time tracking feature. It means you track time in Everhour independently and it does not show in Jira reports.

Another important thing is to understand that we cannot always immediately deliver updates you do in Jira to Everhour. For that reason, you need to resync your projects on Integrations when you delete, create or rename a project, and to resync issues of a project from the Projects page when changes are made inside a project (you renamed an issue, added a new label, edited time).

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