To view the Gadgets on both the Confluence pages and Jira Dashboards, you need at least a 'Box Viewer' Security role.

This functionality is only available in the Server version of the App.

  • Dashboard Gadgets for Jira Cloud are presently unavailable.
  • Confluence Gadgets are not supported by Jira Cloud since 2017.

More information on differences between cloud and server versions of the App can be found here.

Gadgets Overview

Thanks to the Gadgets, you can add dynamic content to a Confluence page or the Jira application dashboard to monitor the health of projects, department or specific process.. This means that your can have your favourite Gantt charts and Risks all in one place and thanks to the auto-refresh all up to date.

There are three Gadgets available:

Adding, editing and deleting Gadgets using Jira Dashboard

To add a Gadget, click the "Add gadget" button when viewing a Jira Dashboard, and select "Load more" to see the entire list of available gadgets. Next, select the Gadget you would like to add to your Dashboard:

To edit or delete the Gadget, click on the '...' button in the top-right corner. The edit options depend on the added Gadget, for example, the Gantt Gadget allows you to change the display and content options, while the Box Gadget does not offer any customization and shows the exact view as the Hierarchy mode of the Overview modules.

Adding a Gadget to a Confluence Page

First, you need to go to your Confluence administration, and scroll the page down. On the left-hand side, there is a link called "Application Links." Click it, and add the link to your JIRA instance with our plugin. You can find the official Atlassian documentation on how to configure Application links here: Linking Confluence to Another Application. Alternatively, you can follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to Confluence Administration.
  2. Click on Application links.
  3. Enter the URL associated with your Jira System.
  4. Click on the "Authenticate to see status" and "Allow" button.

Second, in the administration settings of your Confluence, find the External Gadgets tab and add the URLs of XML files from your JIRA instance – here's how to find them:, you can follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to Confluence Administration.
  2. Go to "External Gadgets."
  3. Add "Gadget Specification URL," which you can find in your Jira Dashboard.

  1. Go to your Confluence page.
  2. Click the "Edit" button.
  3. Click on the "+" button.
  4. Select the Gadget you want to add.
  5. Click "Save" and "Insert" the gadget.
  6. Click "Update" on your Confluence page.