Bitbucket pipeline triggered from Jira Issue status update?

I have a CI/CD process set up happily and linking Jira and Bitbucket, and the pipelines are triggered on pushes/merges to the git branches.

However I’m looking to trigger a bitbucket pipeline when an issue in Jira is updated. For example:

  1. Jira Issue ISS-1 has a status of ‘In QA’
  2. A QA engineer tests the issue and passes it, changing the status in Jira to ‘Passed QA’
  3. At this point I’d like Bitbucket to run a pipeline based on the update to the status field, which automatically merges branches and deploys to a UAT environment.

I’m happy with how to do the merge/deployment, but it’s triggering the pipeline build from a Jira Issue status change that I can’t work out how to do. Can anyone please enlighted me? I’ve looked at Webhooks, but can’t understand how to use them for this purpose.

Many thanks,


Hi Matt, I’m looking to do something similar but it doesn’t appear possible out-of-the-box. Did you ever figure this one out?

Hi guys,

you can find a solution in my new blog post:
Trigger Bitbucket Pipelines with Jira Cloud Automation | Jodocus

Hope this helps :wink:


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