If you previously followed the OSLC Connect for Jira with IBM ELM Basic Configuration journey, this is the second step toward using OSLC features between Jira and IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management.

You will now learn about OSLC Associations, and how you can set them up both ways so that the two applications can integrate resources from the other.

Before you get started:

Project Associations

You’re ready to set up your Project Associations:

  1. Associating an Artifact Container to an IBM ELM Project and, if you happen to come across problems, review the suggestions from Troubleshooting friending issues in ELM

  2. Associating an Artifact Container to a Jira Project and, if you happen to come across problems, review the suggestions from https://sodiuswillert.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/CUSTSODIUS/pages/2289303924/Troubleshooting+friending+issues+in+OSLC+Connect+for+Jira+and+OSLC+Connect+for+Confluence?search_id=6f5923ef-6330-4667-a89a-6f888a1c7e80

Now that you’ve set up your Project Associations, you can start creating links:

  1. Creating Links in IBM ELM

  2. Creating Links in Atlassian Jira

Optional Features

You may feel like you need to customize the way things look and integrate within your enterprise data flow. OSLC Connect offers a few advanced features that should help you:

  1. When creating a Jira Issue from IBM ELM, you can change the available fields in the creation dialog: Configuring Creation Dialog Defaults in Jira

  2. If you need to display more information when hovering a Jira Issue link in IBM ELM, you can add or remove fields from the Jira Preview: Issue preview customization

  3. If you want to customize the traceability model to your enterprise’s use cases, you can change the default link type or restrict available link types: Configuring OSLC Link Types for Jira Issues

  4. You may not like the link appearance in Jira Issues, but you can change this: Jira link appearance