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Using the Rational Adapter for JIRA 60-day trial with the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management

This article presents user assistance for the 60-day trial version of the IBM Rational Adapter for JIRA. This trial version is intended for internal evaluation, testing or demonstration purposes.

A supported version of the Rational Adapter for JIRA is generally available with the Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters Standard Edition offering. For more details, visit this page.

Overview

The IBM Rational Adapter for JIRA can be used to integrate key areas of IBM Rational software with the JIRA application lifecycle management product.

With the IBM Rational Adapter for JIRA, you can use Atlassian JIRA with Rational Team Concert, Rational Requirements Composer, Rational Quality Manager, and Rational ClearQuest capabilities. While you might have standardized on Rational ALM products, areas of your business might still be using JIRA for defect management.

Integrate with JIRA to submit defects from Rational Quality Manager or Rational ClearQuest, track requirement implementation from Rational Requirements Composer, or assign tasks from Rational Team Concert. This functionality enables traceability across lifecycle data, encompassing both your Rational and JIRA users.

Important: This trial version of the Rational Adapter for JIRA is the same as the Rational Adapter for JIRA that is available with the Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters Standard Edition offering, except that the trial version of the Rational Adapter for JIRA will expire 60 days after installation. You need to purchase the Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters Standard Edition offering to continue to use the Rational Adapter for JIRA after the expiration date. Work done with the trial version of Rational Adapter for JIRA can continue to be used after you install the Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters offering.

Supported software

Before you begin the installation of Rational Adapter for JIRA, verify that your hardware and software meet the minimum requirements.

For a list of supported hardware and software platforms for Rational Adapter for JIRA, see Detailed System Requirements for Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters Standard Edition.

Install and configure the JIRA adapter

Several overall steps are required to install and configure the Rational Adapter for JIRA trial version.

Before you begin

You have read the software and hardware requirements for the JIRA adapter.

About this task

This task provides an overview of the steps to complete before you can use the JIRA adapter.

Procedure

  1. Download and extract the JIRA adapter, see Download the JIRA adapter.
  2. Install the JIRA adapter plug-in, see Install the JIRA adapter plug-in.

Download the JIRA adapter

The Rational Adapter for JIRA is available as a 60-day trial download.

Before you begin

Your hardware and software should meet the minimum requirements for the Rational Adapter for JIRA.

About this task

The Rational Adapter for JIRA is delivered as a single zip file. The zip file contains the files and the license for the Rational Adapter for JIRA trial version. Follow these steps to download this zip file.

Procedure

  1. Go to Rational Adapter for JIRA download page.
  2. Click All (21.12 MB) under Platform.
  3. Login with your jazz.net ID.
  4. Review the accompanying license by clicking the View License link. If you agree to the license terms, select the checkbox to agree with the terms, and click Download.

    Your download should begin. If the download does not begin, follow the instructions provided.

  5. Extract the downloaded file to a location that you can access from the JIRA server.

Install the JIRA adapter plug-in

The JIRA adapter plug-in must be installed in the JIRA application.

Before you begin

You have downloaded the JIRA adapter and extracted the files to a location that you can access from the JIRA server.

About this task

You follow the same installation and configuration steps provided in the Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters Standard Edition information center to install and configure the Rational Adapter for JIRA trial version.

Procedure

  1. Install the JIRA adapter plug-in, see Installing the JIRA adapter and start at step 6.
  2. Complete the installation of the JIRA adapter, see Postinstallation tasks.

Use the JIRA adapter

With the IBM Rational Adapter for JIRA, you can use Atlassian JIRA with the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM).

Before you begin

You have installed and configured the JIRA adapter.

About this task

You follow the same steps provided in the Rational Lifecycle Integration Adapters Standard Edition information center to use the Rational Adapter for JIRA trial version.

Procedure

  1. Use Atlassian JIRA with Rational Team Concert, Rational Requirements Composer, Rational Quality Manager, and Rational ClearQuest capabilities, see Using the Rational Adapter for JIRA.
  2. Associate areas of your business that use Rational ClearQuest for change management and JIRA for issue management, see Using Rational ClearQuest and JIRA.

For more information

If you run into problems while completing the tasks in these topics or have general questions about the JIRA adapter, you can take these actions:

About the authors

Steve Pitsckhe is a software developer at IBM. Sally Hehir and Melanie Steckham are technical writers at IBM.

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