YouTrack Standalone 2018.3 Help

Connect to a VCS

YouTrack lets you link your project to a version control system. YouTrack supports direct integration with GitHub, GitLab and Bitbucket.

Connections to other version control systems are supported by the Upsource and TeamCity integrations.

  • Upsource supports connections to repositories in Git, Mercurial, Perforce, and Subversion.

  • TeamCity supports connections to repositories in ClearCase, CVS, Git, Mercurial, Perforce, SourceGear Vault, StarTeam, Subversion, Team Foundation Server, and Visual SourceSafe.

You can enable the same features that are described here when an administrator connects your VCS to Upsource or TeamCity and enables the corresponding integration in YouTrack. For more information, see Upsource Integration and TeamCity Integration.

When connect your project to a version control system, the following features are enabled:

  • Reference an issue ID in the comments when you commit updates to the code repository. The VCS integration adds a direct link to the YouTrack issue in the change details.
    The comment is automatically added to the list of VCS changes in the activity stream for the issue in YouTrack. Each VCS change includes a direct link to the change details in the code repository. For more information, see Link Issues in VCS Commits.

  • Enter commands in the comments for your commits and pull requests in the VCS. When you push the commit, the command is applied all of the issues that are referenced in the comment. You can use this feature to update the status or add comments to one or more issues without even opening YouTrack. For more information, see Apply Commands in VCS Commits.

  • (GitHub only) Add links to the repository by pasting commit hashes into the summary, description, comment, or string-type custom field in YouTrack issues.

To learn more about how to set up and use a VCS integration in YouTrack, watch this demo:

The VCS tab in the project profile lists all of the repositories that are connected to your YouTrack project.

Project VCS integrations

The following actions are available in the toolbar:



New VCS Integration

Lets you add a connection to a version control system or hosted VCS server.


Shuts off the connection between the integrated project and the VCS repository. The configuration is not changed and can be re-enabled at any time.


Opens the integration settings dialog in the sidebar.


Removes the settings for the integrated project from YouTrack.

Last modified: 7 March 2019

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