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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-390 java.lang.ClassCastException with copySpace action Nikita Yardi Bob Swift Major Triage
Improvement BCLI-104 Provide actions to access shared credentials Madhusudhan Matrubai Bob Swift Major Open
New Feature JCLI-643 Implement a high function cloneIssue action that does not require Clone Plus Roel Aware Bob Swift Major Open
Improvement BCLI-103 Wait loop for deletePlan followed by createPlan with the same key Bob Swift Bob Swift Major In Progress
Improvement BCLI-102 Support continue on removeRepository to ignore not found errors Bob Swift Bob Swift Major Open
Support Request CSOAP-389 SSL Cipher Mismatch - Cannot getServerInfo get 400 error Kim Zvik Pankaj Goel Major Triage
Improvement JCLI-579 Add action to re-index JIRA Bob Swift Bob Swift Major Open
Improvement JCLI-641 Use REST API for transitionIssue Bob Swift Bob Swift Major In Progress
Bug CSOAP-391 Feature column incorrect on getTopicList Bob Swift Bob Swift Major Open
Improvement BCLI-59 Make substitution variables available for repository id and similar after cloned plan Lindsay Kulzer Bob Swift Major Open
Improvement BCLI-32 Paging support on lists Bob Swift Bob Swift Minor Open
Improvement JCLI-639 Workflow action improvements Bob Swift Bob Swift Major In Progress
Improvement JCLI-538 Copy Kanban board Anette Juul Larsen Bob Swift Major Open
Improvement BCLI-86 Branch actions Bob Swift Bob Swift Major Open
Improvement JCLI-637 Add ability to flag an issue Sripriya Bob Swift Major Open
New Feature BCLI-33 Synchronize Plan Configuration/Jobs/Tasks Maximilian Friedmann Bob Swift Major Open
Improvement BCLI-57 Replace legacy support with JSON and providing CSV list output Bob Swift Bob Swift Major Open
Bug CRUCLI-39 UPM shows Crucible CLI Connector shows as INCOMPATIBLE Bob Swift Bob Swift Minor Open
Sub-task CSOAP-388 There are still missing characters Tomasz Jaśkiewicz Bob Swift Major Open
Improvement ACLI-221 Provide environment variable support for user and password 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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