OSLC Connect for Jira can be installed through one of two ways:

  • by looking for it in the marketplace

  • by downloading an archive

Installing OSLC Connect for Jira

From the Atlassian Marketplace

The procedure for installing an application from the Atlassian Marketplace has been documented by Atlassian. When searching for an application, search for SodiusWillert, then install OSLC Connect for Jira.

From an archive

In order to download releases of OSLC Connect for Jira, you can go to the version history of the Atlassian Marketplace listing page for OSLC Connect for Jira.

From there, you can download whichever version you target, then proceed with the installation as documented by Atlassian.

Finishing the installation

When the installation is over, Jira will display this:

When the installation is over, please reload the page for OSLC Connect for Jira’s menu to show.

Activating the license

  1. Go to the Manage Apps section of the Jira administration.

  2. Locate the OSLC Connect for Jira plugin in the list.

  3. Click Buy now and proceed with license purchase.

  4. On the Atlassian.com purchase site, choose a deployment type (Data Center or Server) and then a solution to retrieve your current Confluence license:

    1. Search: Fill in your SEN number and the email associated.

    2. Choose: If you’re logged with the account owning the Confluence license, you can select it here.

    3. Manual: Pick the desired user tier and subscription term.

  5. Click Add to cart and proceed with payment.

Related documentation: 

Some checks before moving on…

Checking the installation by downloading the rootservices document

To properly verify the installation, you’ll want to connect to your Jira instance and try to access the root services document.

In the following commands, replace the APPLICATION_FQDN[:PORT] with the proper FQDN of your server and the port used, if it’s not using the default HTTPS port (443). In both cases, you expect the following result, namely the name of the OSLC plugin:

    <dcterms:title>OSLC Connect for Jira</dcterms:title>
  • using Windows Powershell

(Invoke-WebRequest https://APPLICATION_FQDN[:PORT]/rest/oslc/1.0/rootservices -Headers @{"accept"="application/rdf+xml"}).content -split "`n" | Select-String -Pattern title | Select-Object -first 1
  • using a Linux shell

curl --header "accept: application/rdf+xml" https://APPLICATION_FQDN[:PORT]/rest/oslc/1.0/rootservices | grep title -m 1

Checking the license

Following the license activation, the OSLC Connect for Jira license page will display a green frame indicating that the license is valid with the validity period.

Root-causing license issues

Problem: I can’t upload my license

Possible cause: Another plugin was installed on your Jira instance when installing OSLC Connect for Jira, and it is still enabled.

How to verify:

  1. go to the Manage Apps (Add-ons in Jira 7) page

  2. search all installed plugins for “OSLC”

  3. if you see OSLC Connect for Jira along with any other OSLC plugin, this is what’s causing the problem

How to fix: you don’t need to uninstall other OSLC plugins, rather just disable them as suggested by Atlassian.