Adding new webwork actions to JIRA

Most of the time, plugin developers will find themselves writing new actions in JIRA to introduce new functionality. Usually, these actions are invoked from new web-item links configured at different places in the UI. It could also be from customized JSPs or other parts of the JIRA framework.

New actions can be added to JIRA with the help of the webwork plugin module.

Getting ready

Before we start, it probably makes sense to have a look at the webwork plugin module. Following are the key attributes supported:

Name

Description

key

A unique key within the plugin. It will be used as the identifier for the plugin.

i18n-name-key

The localization key for the human-readable name of the plugin module.

name

Human-readable ...

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