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Integrating InVision with Jira Server

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This article is specific to InVision for Jira Server. If you are using Jira Cloud, check out this article instead.

With InVision for Jira Server, you can close the gap between design and engineering, making it easier to work together. Embed a visual preview of your prototype directly into a Jira issue, allowing others on your team to view, comment, and inspect your prototype.

InVision for Jira Server works for all major versions of Jira that Atlassian supports.

Installing the app

To install the app, you must have Jira admin privileges.

To install the app in your instance of Jira:

  1. From your Jira home page, navigate to the bottom left and click the settings icon (jira-settings-icon.png).
  2. Click Apps.
  3. In the search bar, search for “InVision.”
  4. In the list below the search bar, click the InVision for Jira app.
  5. Click Get it now.
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For a direct link to the app in the Atlassian Marketplace, visit this link.

Configuring the app

To configure which projects will use the InVision app:

  1. From your Jira home page, navigate to the bottom left and click the settings icon (jira-settings-icon.png).
  2. Click Apps.
  3. In the left sidebar, click Manage apps.
  4. From the list of User-installed apps, click InVision for Jira.
  5. Click Configure.
  6. Check the box Limit to Projects, and then select the projects where you want to use InVision.
  7. Click Save.
Currently, it’s not possible to filter by issue type or other conditions.

Attaching a prototype

To attach a prototype to a Jira issue:

  1. Open your prototype in InVision Cloud and create a share URL.
  2. Navigate to your Jira issue and, under the InVision section, enter the share URL.
  3. Click Attach prototype.

An interactive preview of your prototype will appear.

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If you encounter an error message, it’s likely there is a permissions issue. For more information, check out this article: Why can't I link my prototype via InVision for Jira Server?

Interacting with a prototype

After you attach a prototype, a thumbnail image will appear. Any time you make changes to the prototype in InVision, the changes will appear in Jira.

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To open the prototype, click the Preview button. If you click the Comment button, your prototype will open in a new browser tab in Comment mode. To open your prototype in Inspect mode in InVision, click the Inspect button. Clicking the thumbnail image will open the prototype share link in a new browser tab.

If you are unfamiliar with Inspect or commenting features with InVision Cloud, check out these articles:

Removing a prototype

To remove a prototype from a Jira issue:

  1. Open the Jira issue and, at the top right of the InVision section, click the settings icon (jira-invision-settings-icon.png).
  2. Click Disconnect prototype.
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Known limitations

There are currently a few known limitations for the InVision for Jira Server app:

  • The app is not supported for Jira Server instances configured with a proxy.
  • The app requires internet access to reach InVision servers.
  • For optimum performance, Jira Servers should have SSL configured.

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