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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
Improvement JCLI-662 Project level actions to REST API Bob Swift 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
Support Request CSOAP-410 Can ConfluenceCLI integrate with custom authentication? Guenter Huber Bob Swift Minor Triage
Improvement JCLI-661 issue type scheme actions Bob Swift Bob Swift Major Open
Improvement JCLI-660 issue type screen scheme actions Bob Swift Bob Swift Major Open
Support Request CSOAP-411 Is there a way to replace (copy from other page) space home page by using Confluence CLI actions? Gavad Khan (Sapient) Bob Swift Major Open
Improvement BCLI-126 Add ability to add a final tast aaron jeffries Bob Swift Major Open
Support Request CCLI-77 Run CLI Actions in Confluence won't start Michael S Simon Bob Swift Major Triage
Improvement BCLI-123 Add getTask with detailed information Intucell IT Bob Swift Major Open
Improvement BCLI-124 Need action to a list of artifacts for a build Bob Swift Bob Swift Major Open
Improvement BCLI-122 Add getTasksList by Job Key Intucell IT Bob Swift Major Open
Improvement JCLI-403 Cannot createIssue if worklog is required Gene DuVall Bob Swift Major Open
Support Request JCLI-655 Cannot run copyVersions command Stuart King Bob Swift Blocker Triage
Support Request CSOAP-409 Jira Issues does not recognize that it is mentioned Tim Auberg Bob Swift Major Triage
New Feature BCLI-120 Configure plan Branches information Luke Darnell Bob Swift Major Open
Improvement BCLI-121 Add ability to specify plan dependency (child plans) Intucell IT Bob Swift Major Open
Improvement JCLI-654 Export last comment with carriage returns Alexandre Catalan Bob Swift Major Open
Support Request CSOAP-408 Publish a draft confluence space using CLI ramya sampath Bob Swift Major Triage
Improvement BCLI-119 Provide ability to update a stage's manual setting Bob Swift Bob Swift Major Open
Improvement JCLI-641 Use REST API for transitionIssue Bob Swift Bob Swift Critical In Progress
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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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