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JIRA Component Watcher

by Ray Barham for JIRA Server 6.3.1 - 6.3.15 and more versions
Versions available for JIRA Server 3.11 - 3.13.3
JIRA Server 4.0 - 6.3
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    JIRA Component Watcher Plugin

    Manage component watchers

    Add component user watchers

    Add component group watchers

    Manage component watchers

    Add users as component watchers.

    Add groups as component watchers.

    Pricing overview

    This add-on is free for Server instances.

    You may download and install it using the Universal Plugin Manager inside of your Atlassian application.

    This add-on is not available for Cloud.

    You can browse available Cloud add-ons here.

    User reviews

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    by Yossi Zinger on 10 Oct 2013
    Works very well on JIRA 5.x, but the fact that in 6.x we can no longer use the 'Component Watcher' notification, it greatly reduces the usability of this add-on.
    2 out of 2 found this review helpful
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    Vendor response

    I have no control over this. It is due to a change in JIRA 6.0. I tried for a long time to work around it, but, it is not possible without modifying JIRA source. That is why it took me so long to get an updated version out. I recommend requesting Atlassian to include custom notification types.
    by Dionysis Fragkandreas on 31 Mar 2014
    It does not work in JIRA v6.1.2
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    by Svante Gustafsson on 04 Nov 2013
    This plugin is filling a big hole in JIRA functionality! The possibility to add watchers to a components makes very much sense. The help and support from the creator of the plugin is awesome! I am truly impressed! Looking forward to new great versions of this well positioned plugin.
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    by ARM Ltd. on 12 May 2014
    Great PlugIn - a lot of functionality. Any plans for Jira 6.2.x versions?
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    More details

    This plug-in adds the ability to add users and groups as watchers to components. For more information visit the wiki at https://bitbucket.org/rbarham/jira-component-watcher-plugin/wiki/Home.

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    Release notes

    version 2.3.5JIRA Server 6.3.1 - 6.3.15

    Updated to support JIRA 6.3.1 through 6.3.4.


    1. Log into your JIRA instance as an admin.
    2. Click the admin dropdown and choose Add-ons. The Manage add-ons screen loads.
    3. Click Find new add-ons from the left-hand side of the page.
    4. Locate JIRA Component Watcher via search. Results include add-on versions compatible with your JIRA instance.
    5. Click Install to download and install your add-on.
    6. You're all set! Click Close in the Installed and ready to go dialog.

    To find older JIRA Component Watcher versions compatible with your instance, you can look through our version history page.

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