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Hands-On Test Management with Jira

By : Afsana Atar
Book Image

Hands-On Test Management with Jira

By: Afsana Atar

Overview of this book

Hands-On Test Management with Jira begins by introducing you to the basic concepts of Jira and takes you through real-world software testing processes followed by various organizations. As you progress through the chapters, the book explores and compares the three most popular Jira plugins—Zephyr, Test Management, and synapseRT. With this book, you’ll gain a practical understanding of test management processes using Jira. You’ll learn how to create and manage projects, create Jira tickets to manage customer requirements, and track Jira tickets. You’ll also understand how to develop test plans, test cases, and test suites, and create defects and requirement traceability matrices, as well as generating reports in Jira. Toward the end, you’ll understand how Jira can help the SQA teams to use the DevOps pipeline for automating execution and managing test cases. You’ll get to grips with configuring Jira with Jenkins to execute automated test cases in Selenium. By the end of this book, you’ll have gained a clear understanding of how to model and implement test management processes using Jira.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
About Packt

Configuring Jira plugins to connect to Jenkins

Each of the synapseRT, Zephyr, and Test Management tools for Jira plugins have their own way of connecting with CI/CD tools, such as Jenkins. We will be looking at how to install and configure each of these Jira plugins for Jenkins.


synapseRT comes pre-installed with integration with CI/CD tools. Let's configure the plugin to connect to our Jenkins installation:

  1. Go to Administration | Add-ons | synapseRT | Integration and click on the Add button.
  2. Set Jenkins as the Type of application and provide the Jenkins URL. In our case, we have hosted Jira on a Docker instance, while Jenkins is hosted on the localhost at port 8081. Hence, we provide http://host.docker.internal:8081 as the URL instead ofhttp://localhost:8081, along with the User and Password for the Jenkins instance:


For more information or clarification on issues regarding configuring and setting up synapseRT for Jenkins, visit


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