Since WatchTower version 2.0.0, the app can add Jira Server sources accessible via SSO. The app accesses such sources using Personal Access Token.
- Available natively from Jira 8.14.0 and above
With the Resolution SSO addon for versions 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.
Creating PATs for your Jira
- In Jira, select your profile picture at the top right of the screen, then choose Personal Access Tokens .
- Select Create token.
- Give your new token a name.
Optionally, for security reasons, you can set your token to automatically expire after a set number of days.
The EXPIRES SOON status appears 5 days before the actual expiration date. Once the token expires, you can't reactivate it. You must create a new token.
Your personal access token is created. Copy the token and store it in a safe space. Learn more