JIRA Capture (previously Bonfire) is now called Capture for JIRA. Learn more.

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Capture for JIRA includes browser extensions for all the major browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. The browser extension allows you to capture issues in your JIRA projects directly from any web page, take and annotate screenshots, use issue templates, manage test sessions, and much more.

Before you begin

Check whether your browser's version is supported for the Capture for JIRA browser extension on Capture for JIRA Compatibility Chart. Note that Capture for JIRA does not currently support any mobile browsers (iOS, Android, etc).

You will also need the Capture for JIRA plugin installed on your instance of JIRA before the extensions become available. Otherwise, you will not see the 'Test Sessions' menu in your JIRA site.

Downloading the Capture for JIRA Extension

To download the Capture for JIRA browser extension, navigate to Capture (upper menu in the JIRA header) > Get Browser Extension. Capture for JIRA will detect your current browser for downloading the extension.

Installing the Capture for JIRA Extension


Firefox

  1. After clicking the Download JIRA Capture link, click "Allow".
  2. When prompted, Install Capture for JIRA.
  3. Restart Firefox.
  4. Start Capture for JIRA for Firefox by clicking the  icon in the toolbar in the top right. Alternatively, you can start Capture for JIRA by going to Tools > JIRA Capture in the Firefox menu.

 


 


Chrome

  1. After clicking on the "Download JIRA Capture" link, click "Continue" at the bottom left of the screen.
  2. When prompted, "Install" Capture for JIRA.
  3. To start Capture for JIRA for Chrome, click on the  icon in the toolbar in the top right.
If you are using Chrome 21 or greater, please follow the instructions on this page: Installing the Capture for JIRA extension in Chrome

 


 


Safari

  1. After clicking the Download JIRA Capture link, double-click jira-capture-latest.safariextz in the Downloads dialog.
  2. When prompted, Install Capture for JIRA.
  3. To start Capture for JIRA for Safari, click on the icon in the toolbar in the top left.

 


 


Internet
Explorer

  1. After clicking the Download JIRA Capture link, click Run to begin the Capture for JIRA installer.
  2. When prompted, click Run to launch the Capture for JIRA Internet Explorer plugin installer. Please ensure Internet Explorer is closed for the installer to run.
  3. After the installer is complete, restart Internet Explorer.

  4. To start Capture for JIRA for Internet Explorer, click on the icon in the toolbar. If this icon isn't visible, you can also start Capture for JIRA by going to the View menu and selecting Explorer Bars > JIRA Capture.

In some cases, you may find that your Internet Explorer browser does not show the Capture for JIRA icon, and you may not be able to access the View menu. This is because the relevant menu bars have been disabled. The process to enable them varies between versions of Internet Explorer, but is usually accessible by right-clicking in the title bar (the area above the address bar). You can then choose to turn on the command bar or menu bar.


 

Please note, for Capture for JIRA to operate correctly, you must ensure that cookies are enabled on your browser.

Connect Capture for JIRA Extension to JIRA

After installing the Capture for JIRA extension for your browser, you will be prompted to log in to your JIRA server by providing a user name and password. 

To reconfigure your connection to the JIRA server, you can click the "cog" icon in Capture for JIRA above the tabs:

When connecting to JIRA Cloud instances, please be sure to use https:// and a username to login (as opposed to the email address for the user.) Otherwise, you may encounter the error:

It looks like Capture for JIRA has run into an unexpected fatal error. You will need to restart Capture for JIRA which may fix this issue.

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  1. When will you have an extension for Safari 7.0 for iPad

  2. For recent versions of Jira, under the heading "Installing the JIRA Capture Extension", the navigation link should be "Capture" rather than "Test Sessions".

  3. Pl update the documentation with the steps which is needed to make JIRA Capture to make work and the browser extension to be visible in IE browser it self.

    https://drive.google.com/a/addteq.com/file/d/0B5HlaLLHX1NJYjZieXBuNXJCbUk/view?usp=sharing

    1. Thanks ramesh amadoru,

      This has now been done.

      Thanks,

      Warren

  4. Can the extension be installed on an instance of JIRA Capture behind a Firewall?

    Thanks

    Scott

    1. Hi Scott Mace.

      Yes it can be. JIRA Capture browser extensions can be downloaded and then distributed behind the firewall for all browsers, except Chrome. Regarding the extension for Chrome, the browser extensions have to be hosted at the Chrome Web Store, thus can not be installed behind the firewall.

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      Cheers,

      Ignat.

  5. Is there any word on when JIRA capture will be available for use in IE Edge (Win 10)?

    1. Hi Komron Nouri,

      As of now, 24 Aug 2015, Edge does not support browser extensions. It's been said that extension support will be added lately this year. Additionally Microsoft has dropped support for the technologies, that JIRA Capture uses under the hood (e.g. Browser Helper Objects or BHO). Please refer to the original Microsoft Edge blog post for more information. 

      Having said that, now there is no way to run JIRA Capture in Edge.

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      Cheers,

      Ignat.

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  7. Hi,

     

    I have installed the JIRA capture extension. Can someone help me on how can I create my template from here?

    1. Hi Priti Agarwalla,

      Sure - this page should help figuring this out: Templates and Variables

      Cheers,

      Ignat.

  8. seriously, just supply me with a single link to a safari extension.I had its once but now I am just being looped al over the place not getting anywhere. Chrome it is done in a minute, safari it's a disaster!

  9. Hi, how can I sign in to use Capture for JIRA if we have allowed signed in to JIRA using only our domain email - gmail?

    Thanks

    1. Hi Dušan Plavák,

      Great question. I've posted a detailed reply here with step-by-step manual and screenshots.
      Short version of that:

      1. Activate Capture for JIRA and put in the JIRA URL, username and password into the settings. Click sign-in.
      2. Authorization will fail, however Capture will remember instance URL and username in settings.
      3. Close Capture for JIRA.
      4. Open and log-in into JIRA in your browser window using gmail account.
      5. Activate Capture again in your browser and it will be logged in. Now it should use URL and username from the settings and re-use the browser session you have used to log-in to JIRA.

      Should you have any further problems with logging-in, I suggest raising a support request at http://support.atlassian.com

      Cheers,
      Ignat
      JIRA Bugmaster.