Integration with Kendis is very simple. For Kendis to Jira, we use Jira Rest API and for Jira to Kendis updates, you would need to setup webhook at Jira. In next sections we will explain these steps in detail, it's super fast to establish the connection.

How to Create Connection

In Kendis, connection to Jira is called "ALM Account", ALM stands for "Agile Lifecycle Management".  To establish connection, you have 2 options

  • Create Board Flow: When you start creating a new board, Kendis will ask you to create a new ALM account or use existing
  • From Settings: Go to Settings on the left navigation and select "ALM Accounts"

Integrate Kendis to Jira Cloud

To establish a connection from Kendis to Jira Cloud, provide these details.

  • Account Name: This is to identify and remember the connection details. Type any string value like "JIRA-Connection-A"
  • URL: Type the url for your JIRA instance, e.g., https://examplesite.atlassian.net
  • Username: Type the username that you use to login to JIRA. This user must have rights to access the API at JIRA.
  • API Key/Password: For Jira cloud users, you must use API token. Your password will not work anymore.

How to Create an API token from your Atlassian account:

  • Log in to https://id.atlassian.com/manage/api-tokens.
  • Click Create API token.
  • From the dialog that appears, enter a memorable and concise Label for your token and click Create.
  • Click Copy to clipboard, then paste the token 

For more details on how to create API token, check this help article from Atlassian Help Docs

Example ALM Account Screen at Kendis

Webhook Configuration at Jira

Webhook configuration is required to send updates made at Jira to Kendis, e.g., whenever some one updates status of the user story, it will be updated automatically at Kendis.

Once the webhook is created, you will have real-time Kendis boards, that sends any updates made at Kendis to Jira instanatly and vice versa.

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