Add Projects to JIRA

You can add projects to the Tenable Plugin for JIRA to manage vulnerabilities.

Note: Users who manage projects must have create issue, edit issue, resolve issue, and link issue permissions selected in the permissions section of the JIRA Plugin for configuration page. For additional information about permissions see the JIRA documentation.

Before you begin

  • You must have administrative access privileges in JIRA.

To add projects to JIRA:

  1. Log in to JIRA.
  2. Click > Projects.
  3. Click the Create Project button.
  4. Select Vulnerability Project Management (recommended) or any type that you want.

    Note: If you have configured the JIRA Plugin for, select Vulnerability Project Management. Tenable recommends you use this project type for managing vulnerability issues in JIRA.

    Note: If you have not configured the JIRA Plugin for, select any project type.  The plugin automatically adds custom fields, issue types, and workflow when you enable the integration.

  5. Click Next.
  6. Type the required information in the corresponding fields.

    Option Name Description
    Name The name of the project.
    Project Key (Optional) A unique key identifying the project in JIRA. This value is automatically populated when you type the project name. However, you can manually change it.
    Project Lead (Optional) The JIRA user who owns the project.

    a Name,Project Key (optional), and Project lead (optional) for the project.

    Note: The project key is automatically populated when the project name is entered. However, you can manually change it.

    Note: Depending on the project type you select, JIRA may prompt you for additional project configuration. For more information, see the Atlassian JIRA documentation.

  7. Click Submit.

    The New Project window opens.

    Note: The empty project syncs once you select this project as your Default Project on the Configuration page.