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Please note that it might be needed to restart the server after finishing the setup.

Log into Jira or Confluence and create an Application Link from Jira to Confluence (https://confluence.atlassian.com/adminjiraserver/using-applinks-to-link-to-other-applications-938846918.html).
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Create login credentials for the Confluence server in the Jira User management settings, so that Confluence can establish a connection to the user directory of Jira.

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  1. Log in to Jira as an administrator
  2. Navigate to the "Application links" section in the "Application" settings
  3. Enter the URL of the Confluence application you want to link Jira to
  4. Click on "Create new link"

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Create login credentials

  1. Navigate to the "Jira user server" section in the "User management" settings
  2. Click on "Add application"
  3. Type in an username, a password and the required IP Adresses
  4. Click on "Save"

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Add Jira to the User Directories in Confluence

  1. Log in to Confluence as an administrator
  2. Navigate to the "User Directories" section in the Confluence administration
  3. Click on "Add Directory"
  4. Choose "Atlassian Jira" as the "Directory Type"
  5. Type in the URL of the Jira server and the login credentials you have created previously

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Activate the checkbox External user management within the Security Configurations.

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Add the Jira User Groups that should get access to the Confluence instance in the Global Permission settings in Confluence.

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Add external gadgets like the Filter Results Gadget from your JIRA to your Confluence in the External Gadget settings. Therefor choose the Gadget Feeds option and type in your Jira URL.

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Allow external user management for Confluence

  1. Navigate to the "Security Configuration" section in the Confluence administration
  2. Click on the "External user management" checkbox to actiavate it

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Configure the permission for external users

  1. Navigate to the users "Global Permissions" section in the Confluence administration
  2. Click on "Edit Permissions" on the top right
  3. Activate the checkboxes for Jira users, to enable them to use Confluence
  4. Click on "Save all" on the bottom of the page

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Add the filter results gadget to Confluence

  1. Navigate to the "External Gadgets" section in the Confluence administration
  2. Choose "Gadget Feeds" in the navigation on top
  3. Enter the URL of the Jira server
  4. Click on "Add"

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