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    Component Watcher Plugin for JIRA

    Component Watcher Plugin for JIRA

    Manage component watchers

    Add component user watchers

    Add component group watchers

    Manage component watchers

    Add users as component watchers.

    Add groups as component watchers.

    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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    by JIRA Admin on 2016-11-22
    Add-on Blocking Records in DB.
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    Ray Barham

    Sorry to hear you're having problems. And sorry for just now responding, I didn't notice your review until now.

    Could you be more specific? If possible, could you open a ticket at the plugins homepage with a detailed description of the problem? I would very much like to understand what's going on here and help resolve it.



    by Konstantin Kuritsyn on 2014-10-09
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    by ARM Ltd. (old account) on 2014-05-12
    Great PlugIn - a lot of functionality. Any plans for Jira 6.2.x versions?
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    by Dionysis Fragkandreas on 2014-03-31
    It does not work in JIRA v6.1.2
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    by Svante Gustafsson on 2013-11-04
    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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    Version 2.5.0 JIRA Server 7.0.0 - 7.4.3 Released 2017-07-12


    Converted to use user keys instead of user names


    Warning: This version of the plugin (2.5.0+) saves component user watchers using user keys instead of usernames. It includes a task that automatically updates all existing component user watchers to use user keys. It is highly recommended to test upgrading the plugin in a testing, non-production, environment. Also, it is highly recommended to backup your JIRA database before upgrading.

    • Converted plugin to save component user watchers using user keys.
    • Created upgrade task that migrates existing component user watchers to be saved as user keys.
    • Created a report that can be used to compare component user watchers before the upgrade to the current watchers for projects. Includes the ability to download a CSV of all the projects.
    • Created the beginnings of a RESTful interface. Includes an endpoint for getting all the component user watchers for a project.


    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 Component Watcher for JIRA via search. Results include app versions compatible with your JIRA instance.
    5. Click Install to download and install your app.
    6. You're all set! Click Close in the Installed and ready to go dialog.

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

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