we are now supporting a Jira-non admin Pb <> Jira integration experience. Our users can now integrate their Jira workspace with Productboard without a need to chase their Jira admin, so they can import their Jira backlogs to Productboard as soon as possible.
What is new?
We are introducing a new way of authorizing Pb <> Jira integration via API Token (Jira Cloud) or Personal Access Token (Jira Server + Data center).
Before: You had only an option of using OAuth to authorize the integration, and for that, you needed to chase your Jira admin.
After: Now you have an option of authorizing the Pb <> Jira integration via API Token (Cloud version) or Personal Access Token (Jira server & data center). You do not need any involvement of the Jira admin to integrate your Productboard with Jira.
Why is it important?
We removed the need to chase Jira admin to create a first Pb <> Jira integration. This saves you time so you can focus on using the integration immediately and building products that matter.
Using this authorization method via non-Jira admin permissions will not unlock all the Integration capabilities. You will be able to use one-time import and push from Pb to Jira, but 2-way sync or auto-import might not work depending on the authorizer’s permissions.