How to get Auth Configured and Consumer Key for Jira Issue Tracker

by Owais Mushtaq

Here are some quick steps to get Jira configured for getting Consumer Key.

Note: only the admin can give access to create Auth token.

  • Login to using admin.
  • Click on settings and click on Applications.
  • Then on left side click on Application links.
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  • Go to
  • Enter the URL of the application for which you want to get access to Jira and then click on Create new link.
  • Configure Application URL window will pop up.
  • Click on continue.
  • The form Link application form will appear, different fields are
    • Application Name : Name of the application
    • Application Type: Select from the list “I selected Generic Application”
    • Service Provider Name : your Service Provider’s Name
    • Consumer key : Your ssl public key “create them first based on your application”
    • Shared secret : Your ssl private key “create them first based on your application”
    • Request Token: Set your request token URL
    • URL Access token: Set your access token URL
    • URLAuthorize URL: Set your authorize URL
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  • Click on continue.
  • Now you will see Fitbot application that I have created in the list and click on edit “pencil icon”.
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  • These steps are to configure Auth.
    • Consumer Key : set a desired consumer key
    • Consumer Name: set your consumer name
    • Description: short description of application
    • Then click Save and you are done configuring Auth.


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In next the blog, we will see how to get authorize and Request / Access token for Jira.

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