Git Integration for Jira Cloud Documentation

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This page contains related questions on Git Integration for Jira Cloud app SSH connections in Jira.

Use the FAQ below to find answers to common questions. Feel free to contact our support team if you don’t see what you’re looking for.

Does this app support authenticating to git repositories via SSH?


SSH keys with and without passphrases are supported.

Why do I need to provide a PRIVATE KEY to the Git Integration for Jira Cloud app instead of a PUBLIC KEY?

The PRIVATE KEY is needed by the SSH client, which is the Jira Cloud, to connect to the Git server via SSH.

How do I configure/connect an SSH remote git repository to Jira?

In Jira, use the Connect to Git Repository wizard to configure SSH integration with any remote git repositories.

  1. On your Jira dashboard > Git menu > Manage git repositories.
  2. Click Connect to Git Repository. The Connect to Git Repository wizard appears.
  3. Enter Repository location of your SSH git server. Click Next.
  4. Upload the private key or paste it on the provided field. Click Next.
  5. Enter Passphrase (if required). Click Next.
    The wizard will start cloning the selected repository. When the process is complete, the Permissions dialog is displayed.6. Leave settings as is and click Next.
  6. Click Finish to complete the setup. The repository is added to the repositories list.

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