What are automation rules?
Automation empowers you to focus on the work that matters, removing the need to perform manual, repetitive tasks by allowing your teams to automate their processes and workflows. With our simple rule builder, you can configure powerful automation rules to handle even the most complex scenarios.
Rules allow you to automate actions within your system based on criteria that you set. Automation rules are made up of three parts:
Triggers: Every rule starts with a trigger. They kick off the execution of your rules. Triggers will listen for events in Jira, such as when an issue is created or when a field value is changed. Learn more about the triggers available when creating a rule.
Conditions: Conditions allow you to narrow the scope of your rule. They must be met for your rule to continue running. For example, you can set up your rule to only escalate an issue if it is high priority. Learn more about the conditions available when creating a rule.
Actions: Actions are the doers of your rule. They allow you to automate tasks and make changes within your site. They allow you to perform many tasks, such as editing an issue, sending a notification, or creating sub-tasks. Learn more about the actions available when creating a rule.
Triggers, conditions and actions are the building blocks of automation. Simply combine these components to create rules that can do anything from auto-closing old issues to notifying specific teams when a release has been shipped.
Check out 100s of automation rule templates in our Jira automation template library.