Skip to main content

Jira Software


Jira Software is part of a family of products from Atlassian designed to help teams of all types manage work. Jira is a work management tool for all kinds of use cases, from requirements and test case management to agile software development and project management. Jira is a project planning and issue tracking system developed by Atlassian. Jira is primarily used for software development tasks, bug tracking, issue tracking and project management.

OIT Jira Instance

CU Boulder OIT manages an on-premise instance of Jira Server. This application server supports application development, project management and issue tracking for OIT staff and campus affiliates. The Project Management Office in coordination with technical administration resources in Service Engineering manage this instance and provide system administration, application administration, and customer support. 


Agile project support with Scrum and Kanban boards

  • Issue Tracking
  • Customizable workflows
  • Estimation and work logging
  • Progress reports
  • Kanban boards
  • Project level permissions
  • Project backlogs
  • Email notifications

Project management teams

  • Issue and task management
  • Project customization
  • Reports and analytics
  • Project backlogs
  • Issue customization
  • Workflow customization

Software development teams

  • Release planning
  • Sprint planning
  • CI/CD integrations
  • Issue management
  • Project backlog
  • Developer tool integration


Jira user accounts are provided at no cost to CU Boulder campus staff affiliates subject to the Jira service license limitations

Who can get it

Jira user accounts are provided at no cost to OIT staff and select IT Practitioners. University staff can send a request to to get started.

Access Jira

To log in, visit:

Please note: Jira requires an authenticated login with your IdentiKey and password and an active Jira user license.


Help Information


Contact the IT Service Center at and your request will be routed to the Jira support team.