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26 Feb 2012


This release focused on expanding JIRA support, cross product improvements, and covering new product releases, especially JIRA 5.0. This is a simultaneous release of all CLI clients except for the Crowd CLI - see note. The Atlassian CLI distribution contains all CLI clients (except Crowd) plus the atlassian script and additional examples and help text shipped with the distribution.


The Atlassian Command Line Interface (CLI) supports a large range of product releases. The matrix below provides compatibility guidelines based on testing, API compatibility information provided in Atlassian, and community feedback. User's are encourage to help improve compatibility information through discussions and issues. The CLI also works with releases not officially listed here since in many cases it uses remote APIs provided by Atlassian that have been stable for many years. Check previous versions of the CLI for coverage of earlier releases. Users should verify their usage scenarios on new releases. Support normally is limited to minimum releases indicated. Client requires Java 1.6 (recommended) or above. Testing is only done on Java 1.6. In some cases, new actions are only available on against later versions of the server - these are usually noted in the documentation.

Product Releases Tested releases

3.1 - 3.5 and 4.0 - 4.1 (Note 1)

3.4.0, 3.5.13, 4.1.0

4.0 - 4.4 (Note 2 and 3) and 5.0

4.3.3, 4.4.4, 5.0.0

3.2 - 3.4 (Note 4 and 5)

3.3.2, 3.4.0

2.2 - 2.7

2.6.3, 2.7.10

2.2 - 2.7

2.6.3, 2.7.10


  1. Confluence 4.1 introduced an incompatibility for adding comments - CONF-24194 (fixed in 4.1.3)
  2. Some of the newer JIRA CLI actions and other improvements are based on JIRA new REST apis. These APIs started being available with JIRA 4.2 and were significantly enhanced in JIRA 4.3 and later. Attempts to use these actions prior to the supporting JIRA release will result in appropriate error messages. Existing functions will still work on releases prior to 4.3, but releases earlier than 4.3 will no longer be automatically tested.
  3. JIRA 4.4 incompatibility bug regarding some custom field handling - see JRA-25034 and JRA-25732. JIRA 4.4.5 or higher is recommend if you plan to use JIRA 4.4.x
  4. Bamboo 3.3 or higher is required for action dealing with tasks
  5. Bamboo 3.4 is recommended for artifact handling due to BAM-9990

Highlights of Atlassian Command Line Interface (CLI) 2.5

JIRA Command Line Interface (CLI) Improvements

  1. runFromIssueList action - making it easier to run multiple operations based on a JQL query
  2. JIRA 5.0 support
  3. Labels field handling for JIRA 4.3 and above
  4. Time tracking fields
  5. Resolution field


Common Improvements

  1. Data from standard input for more actions
  2. --quite option available on more actions
  3. Improvements for the Run CLI Actions in Confluence add-on


Confluence Command Line Interface (CLI) Improvements


T Key Summary Reporter Assignee P Status
Bug CSOAP-120 Deleting News with removeContent yields java.lang.ClassCastException Lukas Karrer Bob Swift Major Closed

Run CLI Actions in Confluence add-on

More details are available on the add-on page - Run CLI Actions in Confluence

  1. Updated to 2.5.0 CLI level
  2. include-remote macro - beta

Release strategy

2.4.0 was the first release of this add-on. It is planned to concurrently release this add-on with each new release of the Atlassian CLI.

Open Issues

T Key Summary Reporter Assignee P Status
Support Request CSOAP-423 runFromContentList/runFromPageList issues Helen Griffith Bob Swift Major Open
New Feature JCLI-365 Replace SOAP API with REST API use for JIRA 7 Bob Swift Bob Swift Major In Progress
New Feature JCLI-307 Ability to add/edit Remote Issue Links using the CLI interface Sven Kratzmeier Bob Swift Minor Open
Improvement JCLI-665 REST implementation of issue actions Bob Swift Bob Swift Major In Progress
Support Request BCLI-129 Wildcard for addTrigger action Adam Downer Bob Swift Major Triage
Improvement JCLI-680 disable creation mail when using addUser in JIRA CLI Yvan LE TEXIER Bob Swift Major Open
Improvement JCLI-679 REST implementation of clone issue actions Bob Swift Bob Swift Major In Progress
Improvement JCLI-382 Replace create subtask with REST implementation Rudolf Krejci Bob Swift Major Quality Review
Improvement JCLI-373 ProgressIssue requires comment parameter although provided Menna Mostafa Bob Swift Major In Progress
Improvement JCLI-641 Use REST API for transitionIssue Bob Swift Bob Swift Critical In Progress
Improvement JCLI-678 Show only project specific custom fields if requested Bob Swift Bob Swift Major Open
Improvement CSOAP-420 Allow wildcards or similar to make it quicker to reference a page title Terry Howdson Bob Swift Major Open
Support Request CSOAP-419 Update space permissions, themes and stylesheet using cli saravanan subramanian Bob Swift Major Triage
Improvement JCLI-675 REST implementation of field actions Bob Swift Bob Swift Major In Progress
Task JCLI-587 Remove jsp and api parameters Bob Swift Bob Swift Minor Open
Support Request CSOAP-418 i am trying to import an xml zip file using restoreExport option - i am getting the error below saravanan subramanian Bob Swift Major Triage
Improvement JCLI-673 Provide option to not delete issue if it contains subtasks Bob Swift Bob Swift Minor Open
Support Request JCLI-671 Advanced Logging using CLI Client Thomas Sebastian Bob Swift Major Triage
Improvement BCLI-113 Deployment plan creation scripts aaron jeffries Bob Swift Major Open
Improvement ACLI-235 Change connection timeout to be seconds instead of milliseconds Bob Swift Bob Swift Major Open
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Crowd temporarily discontinued


Crowd CLI removed from distribution

Crowd Command Line Interface (CLI) has been temporarily suspended from further development until the APIs are improved. As previously noted, Atlassian completely removed the Crowd remote APIs used for the CLI (sad) starting with Crowd 2.1. New replacement APIs do not cover most of the existing functionality. Atlassian is currently targeting application use cases and not automation capabilities for the Crowd APIs. It will be a while to sort out how the Crowd CLI moves forward, until then, the Crowd CLI has been removed from the distribution.

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