ALM - Test Management for Jira plugin

The ALM – Test Management for Jira plugin provides Jira users with test coverage and status information directly on native Jira epics, stories, issues, or custom types.

Overview

The ALM – Test Management for Jira plugin allows Jira users to continue planning and working in Jira, with immediate visibility into the quality processes being managed in ALM. This plugin helps Jira users understand test coverage and pass/fail status, while providing QA with full visibility and alignment to the development process being managed in Jira.

  Supported platforms ALM versions
Jira on-premises plugin
  • Jira Data Center: 8.0.0 - 8.20.x

  • Jira Server: 7.0.0 - 8.20.x

12.60 and later versions
Jira Cloud plugin N/A 12.60 and later versions

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Install

To install the ALM - Test Management for Jira plugin:

  1. Pre-requisite: Add test coverages for your requirements in ALM.

    For details, see How to Create Coverage.

  2. Go to Atlassian Marketplace. In the Search for apps field, search for the plug-in with the keyword "ALM – Test Management for Jira".

  3. Click the ALM – Test Management for Jira card to open its details page. Click Get it now to download the plugin.

  4. Sign in to Jira as a project administrator. In the masthead, click Administration > Manage apps > Upload apps > Choose File.

  5. Select the JAR file you download and click Upload.

  6. Click Close.

    You can find ALM CONFIGURATION SECTION on the left panel of the page.

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Configure

Complete the following tasks to set up the plugin.

Add a custom field to store ALM requirement ID

Add a custom field to store the ID of the ALM requirement that is mapped to the Jira issue.

For Jira on-premises

To add a custom field in Jira on-premises:

  1. Sign in to Jira as a project administrator. Go to Administration > Issues, and click Custom fields.

  2. Click Add custom field.

  3. In the Select a field type window, click Advanced, select ALM Requirement Id Custom Field, and click Next.

  4. Enter the name and description for the custom field, and click Next.

  5. Configure the context for the custom field and click Create.

  6. After you create the custom field, you’ll be moved to the Screens page. Select which screen the custom field should be displayed on, and click Update.

For Jira Cloud

To add a custom field for a company-managed projects:

  1. Sign in to Jira as a project administrator.
  2. In the top right corner of the page, click Settings > Issues.
  3. In the left pane of the Issue types page, under Fields, click Custom fields.
  4. In the Custom fields page, click Create custom field.
  5. In the Select a Field Type dialog box, select Short text (plain text only) as field type and click Next.
  6. Configure the attributes of your custom field and click Create.
  7. Select the screens associated with your custom field and click Update.

To add a custom field for a team-managed projects:

  1. Sign in to Jira as a project administrator.

  2. From the Projects menu, select your project.

  3. Click the issue where you want to add the custom field.

  4. In the bottom right corner of the page, click Configure fields .

  5. In the right pane of the issue details page, under the Create a Field section, click Short text.

  6. Enter the field name and click Save changes.

Add an ALM server configuration

You can add multiple ALM server configurations in the ALM – Test Management for Jira plugin.

To add an ALM server configuration:

  1. Sign in to JIRA as a project administrator.

  2. For Jira on-premises, do the following:

    1. Click Administration > Manage apps.

    2. In the ALM Configuration section, click Configuration, and in the ALM Servers section, click Add an ALM server.

  3. For Jira Cloud, do the following:

    1. In the top right corner of the page, click Settings > Apps.

    2. In the left pane of the page, click ALM Settings.

    3. In the ALM Settings page, under the ALM Servers section, click Add an ALM server.

  1. Configure the attributes of your ALM server, and click Create.

    Field Description
    Name Enter the name for the ALM server configuration.
    ALM Server

    Enter the address for the ALM server.

    For Jira Cloud: You can also enter an ALM on-premises server. Only secure protocol is supported. For example, https://my_alm_server:443/qcbin. Port number is optional.

    Client ID

    API Key Secret

    Enter the Client ID and API key secret of your API key to access ALM.

    For information about managing ALM API keys, see Set up API key access.

  2. Click Test connection to test the connection with your ALM server.

  3. Click Create.

  4. If you want to use proxy, click the Proxy Settings button.

Add entity mappings

After adding an ALM server configuration, you can add entity mappings between ALM requirements and Jira issues.

To add an entity mapping:

  1. Sign in to Jira as a project administrator.

  2. For Jira on-premises, do the following:

    1. Click Administration > Manage apps.

    2. In the ALM Configuration section, click Configuration, and in the Entity Mappings section, click Add a mapping.

  3. For Jira Cloud, do the following:

    1. In the top right corner of the page, click Settings > Apps.

    2. In the left pane of the page, click ALM Settings.

    3. In the ALM Settings page, under the Entity Mappings section, click Add a mapping.

  4. Enter the following information, and click Create.

    Field Description
    ALM Server Select an ALM server configuration you added.
    Domain Select the domain where the ALM project you want to map is located.
    Project Select the ALM project to map.
    Jira Custom Field

    Required if you use Jira Cloud.

    Select the custom field you created in Add a custom field to store ALM requirement ID.

    Jira Project Keys Select the Jira project where the Jira issue types you want to map is located.
    Jira Issue Types

    Select the Jira issue types to map.

    The issue types of the selected Jira project that have been mapped with ALM projects are not available for selection.

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Synchronize

Data between Jira and ALM can be synchronized using Micro Focus Connect or manually.

Synchronize with Micro Focus Connect

If you use Micro Focus Connect to synchronize Jira with ALM, the value of the custom filed that stores the mapped ALM requirement ID can be set automatically.

To synchronize with Micro Focus Connect, add a mapping between the ALM field Req ID and the custom field you added in Jira.

Synchronize manually

You can manually enter the value for the custom field to synchronize Jira with ALM.

To edit the value for the custom field:

  1. Sign in to Jira. From the Projects menu, select your Jira project and Jira issue.

  2. Click Edit and find the custom field. Filled the field with the ALM requirement ID that covers the quality of the Jira issue you selected.

  3. Click Update.

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ALM Test Coverage widget summary

After you complete configuring the plugin, the ALM Test Coverage widget is added to issue details.

  • The widget shows the number of tests related to the entity, and the test status of the last runs of these tests.

  • Click the requirement ID to drill down to the requirement and the details of its related tests in ALM Client.

  • Click the number of a specific test status to view the details of tests of the specific test status in a new widget. Click a test ID to drill down to the related test plan in ALM Client.

  • Click View <number> linked ALM tests detail to view the details of all the tests in a new widget. Click a test ID to drill down to the related test plan in ALM Client.

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