Unable to Create JIRA Issue By Highlighting Text In A Confluence Page

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Confluence 5.4 and above features the ability to create JIRA Issues from a Confluence page by simply highlighting a piece of text. Example:


But that link (the Create JIRA Issue link) doesn't even appear when you highlight the text (only the inline comment link appears)

The following appears in the atlassian-confluence.log on startup:

Caused by: org.osgi.framework.BundleException: Unresolved constraint in bundle com.atlassian.confluence.plugins.confluence-jira-content [162]: Unable to resolve 162.0: missing requirement [162.0] package; (&(package=com.atlassian.integration.jira)(version>=1.6.0)(!(version>=2.0.0)))
	at org.apache.felix.framework.Felix.resolveBundle(Felix.java:3409)

The dependency version will differ depending on the version of Confluence/JIRA Content add-on you have installed


Make sure that you have Application Links configured to JIRA. See: Linking to Another Application

If you have a link configured but the problem persists with the log mentioned above on startup, proceed to the Resolution


Incompatible version of the JIRA Integration add-on


Backup your Confluence database before attempting this!

  1. Run this query in the Confluence DB:

    select plugindataid, pluginkey, filename, lastmoddate from PLUGINDATA;

    Look for the PLUGINDATAID of the jira-integration-plugin-x.x.x.jar. Then use it in the following query

  2. Run this query to remove the offending add-on:


    Where <PLUGINDATAID> is the PLUGINDATAID of the said add-on from the previous step.

  3. Remove the following from the Confluence Home Directory:
    • bundled-plugins
    • plugins-cache
    • plugins-osgi-cache
    • plugins-temp
  4. Startup Confluence


Last modified on Jul 18, 2016

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