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Jira Connector Documentation

User Persona: Paxata User - Paxata Admin - Data Source Admin

*Note: This document covers all configuration fields available during Connector setup. Some fields may have already been filled out by your Admin at an earlier step of configuration and may not be visible to you. For more information on Paxata’s Connector Framework, please see here.

Also: Your Admin may have named this Connector something else in the list of Data Sources.

Configuring Paxata

This connector allows you to connect to Jira for browsing and importing available data. The following parameters are used to configure the connection.


  • Name: Name of the data source as it will appear to users in the UI.

  • Description: Description of the data source as it will appear to users in the UI.

Something to consider: You may connect Paxata to multiple Jira accounts and having a descriptive name can be a big help to users in identifying the appropriate data source.

Jira Configuration

  • Jira URL: Your Jira URL in the format https://your-site-name.atlassian.net

  • Username: The email address of the user connecting to Jira.

  • Authentication Type: Type of authentication you want to use, either password or API token.

  • Password: Password for connecting to Jira.

  • API Token: API token for connecting to Jira. This is used for Cloud Jira only. For assistance generating an API Token, please see this Jira Documentation.

  • Timeout: The number of seconds to wait until a timeout error cancels a running operation.

Web Proxy

If you connect to Jira through a proxy server, these fields define the proxy details.

  • Web Proxy: 'None' if no proxy is required or 'Proxied' if the connection to Jira should be made via a proxy server. If a web proxy server is required, the following fields are required to enable a proxied connection.

  • Proxy host: The host name or IP address of the web proxy server.

  • Proxy port: The port on the proxy server for Data Source.

  • Proxy userame: The username for the proxy server.

  • Proxy password: The password for the proxy server.
    *Leave username & password blank for an unauthenticated proxy connection.

Data Import Information

Via Browsing

  • Browse to a dataset and click the dataset name for import. Please notes that some datasets may not be accessible for all users. If an account doesn't have access to one of the pre-defined datasets, they will encounter an error when they try to preview or import it.

Via SQL Query

  • Using a legal SQL Select Query.