JSU for Jira Server/Data Center

This is the documentation of JSU for Jira Server/Data Center. If you are using JSU on Jira Cloud, you can find the documentation here.

This is information about troubleshooting of JSU in general. If you have a problem with a particular module, please also check the documentation for that module. If you did read all the documentation, analysed your log files, tried different configuration, but it still does not work, feel free to submit a support ticket: Servicedesk .

Some or all functionality not working at all

In rare cases JIRA has difficulties to enable JSU. Usually this can be solved by uninstall/re-install, reset, reload, etc. things.

We recommend to check the following things:

  • Manage add-ons: is the JSU app enabled... and all modules enabled (except one, which is disabled per default!)?
  • Check your log files, serious problems usually leave a stacktrace. Do you see a reference to a class com.googlecode.jsu.*? (to determent which module cannot be loaded)
  • Re-install the app

Re-install the JSU app

Have you tried to remove JSU app and reinstall it in the JIRA administration? (Without restarting JIRA)
See also .

If re-installation of the app in the JIRA administration does not work, try to do it with a restart of JIRA, follow this steps:

  • Uninstall JSU
  • Stop JIRA
  • Perform a backup of your JIRA installation and database
  • If you could not uninstall JSU before, delete the file $JIRA_HOME/plugins/installed-plugins/*jira-suite-utilities*.jar
  • Delete the following 2 directories $JIRA_HOME/plugins/.bundled-plugins & $JIRA_HOME/plugins/.osgi-plugins (they will be recreated)
  • Start JIRA
  • Install JSU

(info) No configurations (for example workflow or customer field related) will be removed during a re-installation. However, we think it's a good idea to perform a backup before - just in case.

Install an older version of the JSU app

Follow the steps re-installation, but at the end just install the older version.

Be aware that you might loose some functionality and re-introduce some bugs, that have been fixed in the newer version. So generally it is not a good idea to downgrade JSU.

Further if you have saved any configuration with a newer version of JSU (in particular in the area of workflows), the configuration saved with a newer version of JSU might not be compatible with an older version of JSU. (We provide only compatibility for updates of JSU).

Bean dependency problems with messages in the log file

In rare cases we had reports that user got a 404 error message in the browser, for example when navigation to JSU General Configuration. Checking the log file there had been messages like:

Error creating bean with name 'com.googlecode.jsu.actions.ConfigurationAction': Unsatisfied dependency expressed through constructor argument with index 0 of type

This was because of a conflict with some other plugin. We had been able to fix this in JSU 2.5.2 . We recommend to update to the latest version of JSU.

Debugging the JSU app

If you want to turn on the 'JSU' debug messages, you may do so as follows:

Temporary (until next JIRA restart):

Log into JIRA as administrator and go to System -> Troubleshooting and Support -> Logging & Profiling. Look for the link "Configure logging level for another package", click on it and enter


as Package name and select DEBUG as Logging Level

Do the same for



Add the following lines into the file WEB-INF/classes/ = DEBUG, filelog = false = DEBUG, filelog = false

Debug log messages are very detailed. Your log file will grow very quickly, even performance of the whole system can be affected.

For these reasons we recommend to leave the logging only for a very short time on debug log level.