Jira Cards allow you to work with Jira issues right on the Miro boards. Go ahead and make them a part of collaborative retrospectives, story sizing, backlog prioritization, story mapping and other team activities. Want to learn how others use Jira Cards with Miro? Read our blog post.
In this article:
- How to use Jira сards
1.1 Importing Jira cards
1.2 Creating Jira cards
1.3 Editing cards
1.4 Adding custom fields to Jira Cards
- Search options, JQL search
- Frequently Asked Questions
💡 Be sure to also check the article How to Set Up and to Uninstall Jira Cards.
How to use Jira cards
Importing Jira cards
There are two ways to import Jira cards to your board:
1. Copy the Jira issue URL and paste it on the board.
2. Open the three-dot menu on the main Toolbar > select Jira > pick one, several, or all issues on the page > click Add:
Jira Cards menu
The size of a card depends on the summary of the issue and the number of the shown fields.
Jira Cards on the whiteboard
If a user does not belong to your Miro team, they will not see the assignee avatars and the general look of the card will be different:
The viewer is not a part of the board's team
Creating Jira cards
You can create Jira cards right from Miro. At the same time, an issue in Jira is created with all the card fields are synced automatically.
There are two ways to create a Jira card from scratch on the board:
1. By creating a Jira card with the help of a picker: Click Add > Jira > Create issue. Fill out the required fields and click Create:
Creating a Jira card via the picker
Converting a sticky into a Jira card
Editing Jira cards
Editing Jira cards is not supported in the Miro Desktop app, Mobile app and Tablet app.
There are 2 simple ways you can edit Jira cards.
The first option:
- Choose the card you would like to edit and either double-click it or click on the Edit icon:
- In the new pop-up window, you will see your Jira issue. To confirm your changes click Update at the end of the page and close the window.
Updating your Jira card
The second option:
- To edit the Jira card please select a card and click the Source button.
Editing a Jira card
You will be redirected to the Jira issue page in the next tab. After making changes in the Jira interface your Jira card will be updated automatically.
⚠️ Manual changes are displayed immediately. If you use a script or any other automated procedure to update your Jira issues, such changes may come with a slight delay.
Adding custom fields to Jira Cards
Use our in-app Jira picker to set up custom fields like estimates, tags, sprints, and many others for Jira Cards you use on Miro boards. To select fields to display on cards click Jira > Configure card fields:
Choosing fields to display on cards on the board
⚠️ Please note that the Jira fields may vary from board to board as the settings are applied to the current board only. The default fields can not be removed from the picker and from the cards (Assignee, Issue type, Priority, Status) but you can always reset settings to default if you don't want additional fields to be added to the card.
✏️ If some fields are not displayed on the board after you chose them in the picker, it means that:
- a field doesn't have a value to be displayed on the board;
- this field is not available for the issue type (e.g. Epic name field is available to Epic issue type only).
✏️ If you can't find a field on the card fields list, it means that:
- that kind of field is not supported by Miro (e.g. color custom field);
- the field is not associated with your Jira instance. Please see this Atlassian article for more information. Please also check out this advice article.
Search options, JQL search
When choosing an issue you will always see recent tasks first.
1. You can change the order of the tasks ranking them by:
- Issue type
2. The basic search allows you to find issues by keywords:
The search results show the tasks that contain the keywords
3. Advanced search allows you to build structured queries using the Jira Query Language (JQL). You can specify criteria that cannot be defined in the quick or basic searches. For instructions on how to build JQL queries, please see this Atlassian article.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How does Jira-Miro authentication go exactly?
- The protocol used is OAuth 1.0. The flow/grant is Authorization Code grant type.
2. Is data secured in transit between Jira and Miro?
- We use the TLS security protocol. It encrypts HTTP messages before transmission and decrypts messages upon arrival.
3. Can we have a diagram showing the data flow between Jira and Miro, such as during authentication, normal usage, etc.?
- Detailed info can be found in this Jira Developers article. We implement our integration according to Atlassian documentation.
4. Is it possible to save search queries (using advanced search) in Miro?
- We are showing in a Jira picker the queries that are added to favorites in Jira by the user who set up the integration.
5. Will the cards work with Jira Datacenter?
- We have not tested it with Jira Datacenter, but we believe the integration should be compatible and working. It's planned to get Miro tested and approved by Datacenter in Q2-Q3 2020.
6. How can I revoke the token?
- You can revoke the token on the Jira side using web UI. Keep in mind that after that the integration will stop working and you will need to reconnect the Jira instance on the Miro side (click the Connect button when setting up the integration). Jira provides a new token every time the Connect button is pressed.