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Automatically manage watchers based on defined JQL queries

Automatically manage watchers based on defined JQL queries

Write JQL, add watchers

Rich emails

Everyone's watching!

Define a set of issues using JIRA Query Language, then simply choose users to automatically start watching every issue in that filter.

Autowatcher sends rich HTML emails through JIRA to every watcher you assign.

Autowatcher makes it easy to ensure that the right people are always watching the right issues.

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Removed project admin permission usage.

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by Alison Tye on 2017-06-12
Doesn't work!
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by Josh Santangelo on 2017-04-03
This plugin used to work for my Jira Cloud install, but just stopped at some point. Yes there is an alternative, but they want $25/mo for it and read/write access to everything. No thanks. This feature should just be part of the product.
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by Mike Lazzaro on 2017-01-27
As noted in several other reviews, contrary to what the configuration page states, the autowatch settings are NOT scoped by project. In our use case, this was fine (whenever a task was created by a user, automatically add the user's assistant as a watcher) since we wanted it to apply across all projects. I haven't tested it, but if you needed the rules to be limited by project, you should be able to incorporate that into the JQL query itself.
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by Olli Sorje on 2016-11-16
Tried to use this to set watchers based on value on another field. JQL is valid and returns that issue but for some reason watchers don't get updated :( So at least for me it seems like this plugin just isn't working.
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by Ignacio Pulgar on 2016-11-14
The addon doesn't work as it states to do. The Autowatch Rules are defined in a project, but appear in all projects, while, at the same time, it states the rules are scoped within project. Repeating the same definition rule on another project is possible (creating repeated and indistinguishable lines), but further definitions don't seem to work. The documentation of the addon is not reachable, maybe because of deliberate discontinuation of the project. The result is that the addon is unusable on 14 Nov 2016.
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JIRA Cloud Released 2015-09-14


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  1. Log into your JIRA instance as an admin.
  2. Click the admin dropdown and choose Add-ons. The Find new add-ons screen loads.
  3. Locate JIRA Autowatch.
  4. Click Install to download and install your app.
  5. You're all set! Click Close in the Installed and ready to go dialog.

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