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JIRA 5.x Development Cookbook by Jobin Kuruvilla

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Types of plugin modules

Let us briefly see the different types of plugin modules supported in JIRA5. All these modules are various extension points, using which we can not only add new functionalities in to JIRA, but also extend some of the existing functionalities.

Let us group them based on functionality instead of seeing them all together!

Reporting

Module type

Description

Gadget

Adds new Gadgets into the user's dashboard. These gadgets can also be accessed from other applications.

Report

Adds new reports in to JIRA.

Workflows

Module type

Description

workflow-condition

Adds new workflow conditions to the JIRA workflow. It can then be used to limit the workflow actions to users, based on pre-defined conditions.

workflow-validator ...

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