Create a Confluence Page for Each Subtask of an Issue


When working in Jira, often you want to continue a conversation about an issue in a corresponding Confluence page. Having all date on a confluence page can be useful when defining specifications for a task, swarming on an incident, and any other collaborative action in your workflow. Use this script to create a corresponding page, with hierarchy in place, for each sub-task of an issue in a Confluence space linked via application links.


I am a Product Manager with multiple projects in Jira. I need each project to have a corresponding Confluence page so more in-depth conversations can be carried out. These pages need to have a hierarchy in place for each sub-task of an issue in a Confluence space linked via application links. I can use this script to automate the creation of the confluence pages for each project.

Good to Know

  • Make sure the current user has write permissions on the target Confluence space.
  • (Cloud) This snippet requires that you have both ScriptRunner for Jira Cloud and ScriptRunner for Confluence Cloud installed. If you do not have ScriptRunner for Confluence Cloud installed then you will need to update this example to specify user credentials to access the Confluence instance.


Confluence Confluence (6.6 - 6.15)

Jira Jira (7.7 - 7.13)

import com.atlassian.applinks.api.ApplicationLink
import com.atlassian.applinks.api.ApplicationLinkService
import com.atlassian.applinks.api.application.confluence.ConfluenceApplicationType
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.sal.api.component.ComponentLocator
import groovy.json.JsonBuilder
import groovy.json.JsonSlurper
import groovy.xml.MarkupBuilder

def key = 'TEST'
def issueKey = 'CWT-31'
def issueManager = ComponentAccessor.issueManager
def issue = issueManager.getIssueObject(issueKey)

def title = """${issue.key} - ${issue.summary}"""
def writer = new StringWriter()
def xml = new MarkupBuilder(writer)
// add more paragraphs etc
xml.h2("Example page")
def parent = createConfluencePage(title, key, null, writer)

issue.subTaskObjects.find { subtask ->
    // write storage format using an XML builder
    def subtitle = """${subtask.key} - ${subtask.summary}"""
    def subwriter = new StringWriter()
    def subxml = new MarkupBuilder(subwriter)
    // add more paragraphs etc
    createConfluencePage(subtitle, key, parent, subwriter)

static ApplicationLink createPrimaryConfluenceLink() {
    def applicationLinkService = ComponentLocator.getComponent(ApplicationLinkService)
    final def conflLink = applicationLinkService.getPrimaryApplicationLink(ConfluenceApplicationType)

int createConfluencePage(pageTitle, spaceKey, parentPage, pageContent) {
    def confluenceLink = createPrimaryConfluenceLink()
    assert confluenceLink // must have a working app link set up
    def authenticatedRequestFactory = confluenceLink.createImpersonatingAuthenticatedRequestFactory()

    def params = [
        type : "page",
        title: pageTitle,
        space: [
            key: spaceKey // set the space key - or calculate it from the project or something
        body : [
            storage: [
                value         : pageContent.toString(),
                representation: "storage"
    if (parentPage != null) {
        params["ancestors"] = [parentPage].collect { [id: parentPage.toString()] }
    def responseBody
        .createRequest(Request.MethodType.POST, "rest/api/content")
        .addHeader("Content-Type", "application/json")
        .setRequestBody(new JsonBuilder(params).toString())
        .execute(new ResponseHandler() {
        void handle(Response response) throws ResponseException {
            if (response.statusCode != HttpURLConnection.HTTP_OK) {
                throw new Exception(response.responseBodyAsString)
            } else {
                responseBody = new JsonSlurper().parseText(response.responseBodyAsString)

    responseBody["id"] as Integer

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