An extra panel to show JIRA tickets concerning certain components.

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JIRA addon for Storybook

This addon makes JIRA ticket information visible and linked within your stories.



Just add the ticket ID as a parameter to your component story like this:

export default {
  title: "Example/Button",
  component: Button,
  parameters: {
    jira: {
      id: 'RING-1020'


  1. To add this addon to your storybook configuration, first run yarn add @exa-online/storybook-jira-addon.

  2. Then add it to the addons array in main.js:

    addons: [
  3. You will need to add the following values to your .env file.:

  4. Within storybook you then need to run some middleware to set up the api. To do this, add a middleware.js file in your .storybook folder. To use authenticated requests for fetching JIRA API and secured avatar images, this file needs to contain the following code:

    module.exports = function expressMiddleware(router) {
      router.get('/jira/api', (req, res) => {
          const myHeaders = new Headers()
          myHeaders.append("Authorization", `Bearer ${process.env?.STORYBOOK_JIRA_PERSONAL_ACCESS_TOKEN}`)
          myHeaders.append("Content-Type", "application/json")
          const myInit = {
            method: 'GET',
            headers: myHeaders,
            redirect: 'follow',
          const myRequest = new Request(`${process.env.STORYBOOK_JIRA_API_ENDPOINT}/${req.query?.ticketId}`)
          fetch(myRequest, myInit)
            .then(response => response.json())
            .then(result => {
            .catch(error => console.log('error', error));
      router.get('/jira/avatar', (req, res) => {
        const myHeaders = new Headers()
        myHeaders.append("Authorization", `Bearer ${process.env.STORYBOOK_JIRA_PERSONAL_ACCESS_TOKEN}`)
        const myInit = {
          method: 'GET',
          headers: myHeaders,
          redirect: 'follow',
        const myRequest = new Request(req.query?.url)
        return fetch(myRequest, myInit)
          .then(response => response.blob())
          .then((blob) => {
            blob.arrayBuffer().then((buf) => {
          .catch(error => console.log('error', error));

    You might need to still add node-fetch to your dev dependencies by running yarn add node-fetch -D.

Deploying to netlify

When deploying to netlify, you can get the addon working by adding a serverless function.

To do this I recommend taking the steps below:

  1. Create a new file called netlify/functions/get-ticket-data.js

    Creating this file in a different folder is possible, but requires additional configuration in the Netlify UI.

  2. add the code below to get-ticket-data.js:

const fetch = require('node-fetch');

exports.handler = async function (event, context) {
  const myHeaders = new fetch.Headers();
  const authHeader = `Basic ${Buffer.from(`${process.env.STORYBOOK_JIRA_USERNAME}:${process.env.STORYBOOK_JIRA_API_KEY}`).toString('base64')}`
  myHeaders.append("Authorization", authHeader);

  const requestOptions = {
    method: 'GET',
    headers: myHeaders,
    redirect: 'follow'

  const ticketData = await fetch(`${process.env.STORYBOOK_JIRA_API_ENDPOINT}/${event.queryStringParameters.ticketId}`, requestOptions)
  .then(response => response.text())
  .then(result => {
    return result
  .catch(error => console.log('error', error));
  return {
    statusCode: 200,
    body: JSON.stringify(ticketData)
  1. Add the same environment variables to Netlify as well as this new one for the created endpoint:

Read more about setting up serverless functions in Netlify here.

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