All you have to really do to install this add-on is grab it right off the Atlassian Marketplace
. It works with multiple Git providers, including GitHub, GitLab, Beanstalk, BitBucket, Microsoft Azure, and others.
As we mentioned before, you can add all of those repositories to your Jira instance. It is extremely simple and only requires a few clicks from you to establish a strong link between your Jira project and your repositories.
It can be done both by admins and users, and the configuration process only consists of three steps: picking a provider, adding the repository name, and, of course, pasting in the access password.
Once that’s done, data like the repository’s name and author, identifier, line difference and other kinds will appear in the activity panel, available for preview.
You will be able to see Git status changes directly from the Jira Issue page, along with all of the dates and numbers related to commits and branches, all neatly packed in an intuitive side panel.
Another feature of Smart Git Integration for Jira
addon is the fact that it copies the data from your repository and analyzes it locally, without sending any requests to the Git Provider API or receiving webhooks.
And, lastly, it gives you the ability to compare code side-by-side more easily, with much more detailed information available to you at the tips of your fingers.