Jira Core mobile app

A native app for Jira Core is here.

Using Jira Software?

If you're using Jira Software, see Jira Server mobile app.

About the app

Here's what you'll get, and what you can do in the app:

  • Manage projects from your fingertips
    Search and browse your projects, along with all issues your team is working on. View details about your issues and add some more.
  • Collaborate on the go
    Create issues and add them straight to your projects. Add comments to keep your team in the loop, and @mention away to get your teammate's immediate attention.
  • Get back to your work, fast
    Use your favorite filters to quickly find important issues and projects, or just view the list of all issues you've been working on recently.
  • Stay up-to-date with push notifications
    Get real-time notifications about activity in your projects so you don't miss a single thing. Customize what you're notified about and when. Learn more
  • Open links directly in the app (for Jira 8.4 and later)
    To help you navigate between pages, you can go directly from a link, for example in an email notification, to the app. If you do not have the app yet, clicking the link will take you to the app download page the App or Play store. Simply click the Open in app button that displays in mobile web.
    To use this option, make sure to upgrade your Jira to version 8.4 or later.



What you'll need

Jira Core requirements

In order for your users to try the Jira Server app, you will need to upgrade your Jira instance to Jira Core 8.3 or later.

Device requirements

In order to use the app, your users will need a device with either:

  • Android 5.1 (Lollipop) or later, or
  • iOS 12 or later (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch)

Upgrading the app

If you have used the app before and would like to try out the latest version, make sure you upgrade your Jira instance to Jira Core 8.3 or later.

Downloading the app

You can download the app for Android (both the public version and beta are available) or iOS.

Considerations for administrators

Here are some things to consider when determining whether your users will be able to use the app.

VPN and firewalls...

VPN and firewalls

If your Jira instance is not accessible on the public internet, users will need to connect their device to your network or virtual private network (VPN) in order to use the app.

We recommend providing your users with step-by-step instructions on how to connect to your VPN when you let them know the mobile app is available, as this is something Atlassian Support will not be able to help them with.

SSL...

SSL

The app accepts both HTTP and HTTPS connections.

If your Jira instance is configured to use SSL, you will not be able to log in on the app if:

  • your certificate is self signed

  • the Certificate Authority (CA) is unknown, or is not one that Android / iOS trusts by default (for example it might be a new CA that is not yet trusted, or a private CA)

  • your certificate is missing an intermediate CA, affecting the certificate chain

  • your certificate doesn't meet Apple's Requirements for trusted certificates in iOS 13 (affects people using the app on iOS devices).

See our Knowledge base article for information on how to resolve this.

Storage and encryption...

Storage and encryption

The iOS and Android apps cache some content (issues, projects, boards) locally on the device. This helps keep the app responsive when navigating around projects and issues. We don't use any application-level encryption when storing cached data, but the device's internal storage may be encrypted by the operating system.  

When a user logs out, all cached data is deleted. 

We don't store passwords in the app. Instead we use session cookies, which are encrypted by default. 

Login and authentication...

Login and authentication

The app supports all common Jira user management configurations, including external user directories and SAML single sign-on. Users will need to sign in to use the app, even if your site allows anonymous access.

Mobile Device Management (MDM)...

Mobile Device Management (MDM)

You can distribute the Jira Server app to people in your organisation using your MDM solution. For more info on how to do this, see Mobile Device Management.

Third party apps and visual customizations...

Third party add-ons and visual customizations

The mobile app provides a simple, lightweight way for users to view, create, edit and collaborate on issues. Complex interactions, including those provided by add-ons, will not be available in the app.

Any look and feel customizations you’ve made to your Jira instance will not be reflected in the app.

Push notifications service...

The Jira Server mobile app can push notifications directly to users' devices. Users choose whether they'd like to receive push notifications from the app, and can opt out at any time. This feature uses a cloud-based notifications service developed and maintained by Atlassian and hosted on our AWS infrastructure. No user or message content is sent to the service, only notification IDs, and we don't store any data.

  • If you need to avoid using any cloud-based services you can choose to disable push notifications entirely. Head to  > System > Jira mobile app.
  • If you're using restrictive firewall or proxy server settings, you'll need to allow (whitelist)  https://mobile-server-push-notification.atlassian.com  to ensure push notifications work as expected.

For sites that are not accessible on the public internet (for example users need to be connected via VPN to use the app) we adapt the push notification message as follows:

  • If the user is connected to your network or VPN, we'll show the full notification, for example "Sara Leung shared 'End of year party' with you"
  • If the user is not currently connected to your network or VPN, we'll show a shorter notification, for example "1 new notification".

For more info on push notifications, see Push notifications.

Related pages and known issues

Having problems when using the app? Check if they're listed here:

For all known issues, see Jira Server and Data Center mobile apps.

Last modified on Aug 12, 2020

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