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Setting up Bug Verification Workflow using the 2-Way Jira Integration

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The 2-Way Jira Integration allows for a constant update of issues in the Applause Platform based on changes made in Jira, ensuring synchronized, accurate data. Where applicable, the integration can also drive an efficient, frictionless Bug Fix Verification workflow. As part of this workflow, the Applause community is utilized not only to capture issues during testing, but also re-test those issues once you fix them, and verify the fix.

Bug Verification Workflow

  • After a bug was reported in the Applause Platform and exported to your Jira instance, your engineers will work on introducing a fix.
  • Once the fix is ready to be tested, and according to your team’s internal workflow in Jira, the Jira issue status will be updated to the relevant, predefined value (such as “Ready for Testing”). 
  • The integration identifies this update, and triggers the associated Applause issue to be updated automatically to “Ready to Verify.”
  • From within the Applause Platform, the fix verification request is processed. Bug fixes are verified by our testers and marked as either “fixed” or “failed”. As always, our testing community will also review the testers’ work.
  • The integration is then triggered to update the status of the Jira issue to the relevant, predefined value (such as “Failed Testing” or “Verified”). 
  • Comments and screenshots from our testers will be included in your Jira issues.

2 Way Workflow

Issue Status Configuration Within Your Jira Instance

Before you set up the Bug Verification workflow in the Applause Platform, make sure you have created all of the necessary issue statuses within your Jira instance to properly reflect your workflow. You will use these statuses to map to the Applause Platform bug statuses, and vice versa (See: How to create Issue status in Jira)

Bug Verification Workflow configuration within the Applause Platform

Once you have established the issue statuses in your Jira instance, you can begin configuring the Bug Verification Workflow in the Applause Platform.

Reminder: the Bug Verification workflow uses the 2-Way Jira Integration, make sure it is set up before you continue.

1. In step 2 (“Integrations”), after setting up the 2-Way Jira Integration, check the “Enable Bug Verification Workflow” box.

Bug Verification Workflow

2. Set up Jira to Applause mappings:

  • Map your appropriate Jira status (e.g., “Ready for Testing”) to Applause’s “Ready to Verify” status. The values you see in the drop-down are being pulled directly from your Jira instance. 
  • Then, map your next Jira status (e.g., “Closed”) to the Applause “Resolved” status.

3. Set up Applause to Jira mappings:

  • Map your appropriate Jira status  (e.g., “Verified”) to Applause’s “Verification – Fixed” status.
  • Then, map the appropriate Jira status (e.g., “Failed Testing”)  to Applause’s “Verification – Failed” status.

Bug Verification Workflow

Test Jira Connection

With 2-way Jira integration allowing status updates on issues to happen in both directions, there is a chance that your Jira workflow will not support certain workflow transitions – mainly the reopening of a closed ticket – by the Applause Platform. Use the “Test Statuses” button to send a test bug update to your Jira instance. This will indicate right away if the feature works properly. If not, you may need some adjustment in your Jira workflow.

Verify Jira

Troubleshooting: If updates between the Applause Platform and your Jira are not working, the issue may be the workflow permission settings in Jira.  In some cases the “Verification failed” status in the Platform will fail to reopen a ticket in Jira. Make sure that the credentials used in our platform are given the correct workflow permissions for changing ticket status.

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