Activity Streams are the best way to follow what’s happening in real-time on your JIRA issues and projects. Quickly see all external activity from Atlassian tools like Confluence, Fisheye, and Bamboo, as well as from third-party software like Box, Zephyr, and Tempo. Whether you want to see Confluence page updates, Bamboo build information, or issues created via Zendesk, Activity Streams is your one stop shop for JIRA updates.

Activity Types

All JIRA activity (e.g. attachments, comments, status changes, workflow transitions) is posted to your stream by default. By configuring Application Links, the rest of the Atlassian product suite can also post updates to your activity stream.

With the release of JIRA 5, external integrations/plugins listed below can also post activity to your stream. Here is a short tutorial showing how to add activities to a third party feed via REST.

Filters

Activity streams are configured out-of-the-box to track updates by project, issue, or user. Filters provide an additional layer of customization for activity stream gadgets on your dashboard, allowing you and your team to track only the updates that are important to you.

Filters are configured by product, allowing you to view or hide specific activity with the click of a button (e.g. failed jobs in Bamboo, or new comments in JIRA). Filters are great for teams that only wish to track projects and issues relevant to them. Third party activity can be filtered for integrations/plugins that are connected to JIRA via Application Links.

Compatible Integrations/Plugins

The following integrations/plugins are fully functional with JIRA 5 activity streams today:

Box

Attach Box files to your JIRA issues with searchable file picker, preview, open/launch, edit, local downloading, live remote links. Box displays new attachments in activity streams.

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Enterprise Tester

Enterprise Tester offers full test coverage from User Stories to Defects, dashboard gadgets, activity streams, reporting from TQL, and more. Enterprise tester displays test cycle updates in activity streams.

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Google Docs

Attach Google Docs to your JIRA issues with searchable file picker, previewing, open/launch, editing, local downloading, live remote links. Google Docs displays new attachments in activity streams.

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Innotas

The integration with JIRA brings project and issue status into Innotas to provide a complete view of work and resources across the enterprise. Innotas displays project updates in activity streams.

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Jama Contour

The Jama Connector for JIRA integrates Jama Contour, the collaborative requirements management solution, with JIRA. Jama Contour displays project updates in activity streams.

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Jitter

Jitter brings the power of social micro-blogging into JIRA to enable social collaboration as users are accustomed to on online social networks. Jitter displays status updates and project discussion in activity streams.

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Structure

Structure plugin adds Issue Hierarchy – it lets you organize issues into multi-level, cross-project, hierarchical lists and provides time & status aggregation, synchronization with Links and GreenHopper, and other features based on the hierarchy. Structure displays new links in activity streams.

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Tempo

Whatever your drive is for time tracking, look at JIRA & Tempo to provide a painless way to connect your organization’s activities and report on them. Tempo displays timesheet updates in activity streams.

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UserVoice

Bring your customer feedback or helpdesk input to JIRA with automatic input pushes to JIRA, bi-directional commenting between systems, JIRA-side-only commenting capable, voting and attachments support, status dispositioning. UserVoice displays project updates in activity streams.

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Zephyr Enterprise

Zephyr Enterprise Edition is a real-time test management platform that manages all aspects associated with software quality; integrates various test tools and systems, offers global access, fosters collaboration and provides management visibility. Zephyr displays test cycle updates in activity streams.

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Zephyr for JIRA

Zephyr for JIRA completes end-to-end project management in JIRA by adding testing to the overall planning, development, bug tracking and reporting process. Zephyr displays test cycle updates in activity streams.

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