What this article covers:

  • What is synced between Jira and GitHub
  • What is not synced
  • Jira-GitHub customization options

Bitbucket isn’t the only Git solution that plays nicely with Jira anymore. With Unito, you can seamlessly use Jira for your issue tracking and GitHub for version control. Here's how these two tools come together with Unito.

What is synced?

Have a field you want to sync that’s not listed? Contact us! We may already support it through a manual configuration.

What is not synced?

  • GitHub Checklists: Not yet supported.
  • GitHub Projects: GitHub's new Kanban feature, Projects, is not yet synced by Unito as it isn't supported by GitHub's API yet.
  • Jira Sprints: Currently, these are read-only; supporting two-way syncing is on the roadmap.
  • Jira links/dependencies: On the roadmap.
  • Jira time tracking: On the roadmap.
  • Mentions: Unito does not support user mentions in titles, descriptions, or comments just yet. It's coming soon.

Is there a feature you'd like to see implemented? Let us know!

Customization options

Here are all the available options for Jira and GitHub:

Filter synced work items

Unito will sync all items by default but you can customize your workflow by syncing just some of them (complete guide).

Filter by issue type

You can filter which type of issues you want to be synced to Jira (complete guide)

One-way syncing

You can choose to sync only from GitHub to Jira or Jira to GitHub. Here is how it works.

Map your Jira and GitHub users

Here is a complete article on how to sync teammates.

Sync closed items

Unito will automatically sync open items automatically. But here is how you can sync closed items.

Prefix item title with Jira/GitHub issue number

Unito doesn't sync the issue number by default but you can enable that (for either Jira or GitHub) in your flow settings. Here is how to do it.

Default type for new Jira issues

You can choose which type of issue should be created by default in Jira when a new issue is created in GitHub.

What's next?

Learn how to integrate Jira with Trello.
Learn how to sync multiple Jira projects.
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