Datadog-Jira Integration



JIRA is an issue and project tracking system for software teams. This integration allows you to create tickets from triggered alerts in Datadog, and update existing tickets with new information as it arises. Additionally, you can see JIRA ticket creations as events within Datadog to overlay with all of your metrics.



  1. Navigate to your Jira account

  2. Go to settings (Gear icon) –> Applications

  3. Under “Integrations” in left menu, Select Application Links

  4. Enter as the URL to link –> press “Create new link”

  5. Fill in Application Name with any name (used simply for identification)

  6. Leave Generic Application Selected

  7. Check “Create Incoming Link”

  8. Press Continue

  9. Copy and Paste the Consumer Key, Consumer Name, and Public Key from the Jira tile

  10. Press Continue



  1. Navigate back to the Jira Tile

  2. Copy and paste the URL of your Jira account into the tile from http… to .net i.e

  3. Press Install



Check to see if you can select a Project when creating a new Ticket Type. If this dropdown is empty, it means the integration is not properly installed (or your Jira account has no Projects!)

Further Reading

Knowledge Base

Setting up Ticket Types

After installing the JIRA integration, you can create custom tickets types that can be created within Datadog.

  1. To begin, press “Add Ticket Type”
  2. Each ticket type stems from a unique Project ID – Issue Type combination.
  3. Select a Project ID and Issue Type for the ticket type you would like to create.
  4. A list of required fields will show up for the selected combination.
  5. Each of these fields must be filled out in order for tickets to be created.
  6. Optionally, you can add Datadog tags in the form of key1:value1, key2:value2 for this ticket.
  7. Press “Save Ticket Type”.

Raw values as well as variables from the alert event can be used to fill in these fields.

A full list of variables can be seen below.

Variable Meaning
$ID ID of the event (ex: 1234567)
$EVENT_TITLE Title of the event (ex: [Triggered] [Memory Alert])
$EVENT_MSG Text of the event (ex: @webhook-url Sending to the webhook)
$EVENT_TYPE Type of the event (ex: metric_alert_monitor)
$LAST_UPDATED Date when the event was last updated
$DATE Date *(epoch) where the event happened (ex: 1406662672000)
$AGGREG_KEY ID to aggregate events belonging together (ex: 9bd4ac313a4d1e8fae2482df7b77628)
$ORG_ID ID of your organization (ex: 11023)
$ORG_NAME Name of your organization (ex: Datadog)
$USER User posting the event that triggered the webhook (ex: rudy)
$SNAPSHOT Url of the image if the event contains a snapshot (ex:
$LINK Url of the event (ex:
$PRIORITY Priority of the event (ex: normal)
$TAGS Comma-separated list of the event tags (ex: monitor, name:myService, role:computing-node)
$TEXT_ONLY_MSG Text of the event without markdown formatting
$ALERT_ID ID of alert (ex: 1234)
$ALERT_METRIC Name of the metric if it’s an alert (ex: system.load.1)
$ALERT_QUERY Query of the monitor that triggered the webhook
$ALERT_STATUS Summary of the alert status (ex: system.load.1 over host:my-host was > 0 at least once during the last 1m)
$ALERT_TRANSITION Type of alert notification (ex: Triggered)

Automatically Create Tickets from Datadog Alerts

To automatically have JIRA tickets created within Datadog alerts, use the @jira-projectname-issuetype command within the “Say what’s happening” section of the new monitor creation process.

A new ticket will be created when this alert is triggered.

The @jira-update command can be used to update existing tickets. This command will add a comment to the JIRA ticket with the text followed by the @jira-update command.

TIP – It might be useful to use the @jira command within an #is_alert or #is_warning variable!