Last updated Jul 16, 2024

Adding a board configuration page

In this tutorial, you will build a board configuration page for your Jira Software Data Center app. We won't go into the details of adding settings to the page, but this tutorial will provide a good starting point if you want your app to have separate configurations per board.

To create this board configuration page, you'll create a new web panel located in jira.agile.board.configuration, and then add code to render the web panel. That's it!

This is what it will look like:

About these instructions

You can use any supported combination of operating system and IDE to create this app. These instructions were written using IntelliJ IDEA 2017.3 on macOS Sierra. If you use another operating system or IDE combination, you should use the equivalent operations for your specific environment.

This tutorial was last tested with Jira 7.10.0 using Atlassian Plugin SDK 6.3.10.

Step 1. Add a web panel with board context parameters

To create a board configuration page:

  1. Create a web-panel with the label.

  2. Set web-panel location to

  3. Reference i18n properties from resource module.

  4. Create a Soy template and put a reference in web-resource plugin module.

    The complete look of atlassian-plugin.xml:

    <atlassian-plugin key="${atlassian.plugin.key}" name="${}" plugins-version="2">
            <vendor name="${}" url="${project.organization.url}" />
        <resource type="i18n" name="i18n" location="custom-board-tool-section"/>
        <web-resource key="soy" name="custom-board-tool-section Web Resources">
            <resource type="soy" location="/soy/" name="My.addOn.tpl.board.config.myConfigurationPage"/>
        <web-panel key="my-configuration-page" location="jira.agile.board.configuration" weight="1">
            <label key="">My Configuration Page</label>
            <resource type="soy" name="view" location=":soy/My.addOn.tpl.board.config.myConfigurationPage" />

    For more details about the app descriptor, check the Configuring the app descriptor file page.

  5. In that we referenced from descriptor, add the following:

    2 Configuration Page

Step 2. Add code to render the web panel

The following example shows how to render the web panel using Soy templates.

The file is placed in the src/main/resources/soy/ directory. You could use Velocity templates instead, if you wish.

Note that two context parameters are available in the template for you to use: $ and $board.type.

You can see the mentioned parameters in the following example:

{namespace My.addOn.tpl.board.config}

    Custom configuration page.
    @param board
{template .myConfigurationPage}
    My first config page for board: {$} with type: {$board.type}.

Congratulations! You've just built a board configuration page for your Jira Software P2 app.

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