You can import tasks from your Jira instance using the jira service name.

Additional Requirements

Install the following package using pip:

  • jira

Example Service

Here’s an example of a jira project:

service = jira
jira.base_uri = https://bug.tasktools.org
jira.username = ralph
jira.password = OMG_LULZ


The base_uri must not have a trailing slash.

The above example is the minimum required to import issues from Jira. You can also feel free to use any of the configuration options described in Common Service Configuration Options or described in Service Features below.

Service Features

Specify the Query to Use for Gathering Issues

By default, the JIRA plugin will include any issues that are assigned to you but do not yet have a resolution set, but you can fine-tune the query used for gathering issues by setting the jira.query parameter.

For example, to select issues assigned to ‘ralph’ having a status that is not ‘closed’ and is not ‘resolved’, you could add the following configuration option:

jira.query = assignee = ralph and status != closed and status != resolved

This query needs to be modified accordingly to the literal values of your Jira instance; if the name contains any character, just put it in quotes, e.g.

jira.query = assignee = ‘firstname.lastname’ and status != Closed and status != Resolved and status != Done

Jira v4 Support

If you happen to be using a very old version of Jira, add the following configuration option to your service configuration:

jira.version = 4

Do Not Verify SSL Certificate

If you want to ignore verifying the SSL certificate, set:

jira.verify_ssl = False

Import Labels and Sprints as Tags

The Jira issue tracker allows you to attach labels to issues; to use those labels as tags, you can use the jira.import_labels_as_tags option:

jira.import_labels_as_tags = True

You can also import the names of any sprints associated with an issue as tags, by setting the jira.import_sprints_as_tags option:

jira.import_sprints_as_tags = True

If you would like to control how these labels are created, you can specify a template used for converting the Jira label into a Taskwarrior tag.

For example, to prefix all incoming labels with the string ‘jira‘ (perhaps to differentiate them from any existing tags you might have), you could add the following configuration option:

jira.label_template = jira_{{label}}

In addition to the context variable {{label}}, you also have access to all fields on the Taskwarrior task if needed.


See Field Templates for more details regarding how templates are processed.

Kerberos authentication

If the password is specified as @kerberos, the service plugin will try to authenticate against server with kerberos. A ticket must be already present on the client (created by running kinit or any other method).

Provided UDA Fields

Field Name Description Type
jiradescription Description Text (string)
jiraid Issue ID Text (string)
jirasummary Summary Text (string)
jiraurl URL Text (string)
jiraestimate Estimate Decimal (numeric)