How-to: Add sources for WatchTower
- Navigate to Board Configuration Screen. Tab General.
Click Add Source and fill in the required data. You can add a Jira or Trello source.
For establishing a connection with remote Jira instances, you can choose ONE of the two options below:
Either input the URL of Jira source and the credentials you use to access it;
Or tick the 'Use Application Link' box to use the functionality of standard Jira Application Links for accessing remote Jira source.
Choose a link to the required Jira instance from the dropdown menu and Authenticate yourself in the remote Jira from a separate browser tab.
Application Links should be pre-configured by a Jira Admin of all the target Jira instances.
For Cloud sources, you need API token to authenticate yourself on a remote Jira source.
Details how to generate one can be found here
You can check samples of possible JQL to select issues from filters, components, assignees etc ( from version 1.0.1, September 2017)
- Advanced mode provides you access to full support for type-ahead JQL syntax with suggestions relevant for remote Jira source
or tick 'Use Application Link' box
Since WatchTower version 2.0.0 the app can add Jira Server sources accessible via SSO. ( via Personal Access Token)
- Available natively from Jira 8.14.0
With Resolution SSO addon for version below 8.14.0
Personal access tokens (PATs) offer a secure way to integrate external applications with your WatchTower app, providing a safe alternative to using username and password for authentication.
- Repeat for all sources
Changing Active / Inactive status
available since version Server: 1.1.0, Cloud 1.0.12-AC
You can change the status of a source, allowing that to be temporarily hidden from the board.