CLI Client Installation and Use - Verion 10.x - Header

It is recommended installation is done using platform installers available from Downloads.
This page covers installation instructions for advanced users wanting to install directly from a zip distribution.


The Atlassian CLI client is a zip distribution that needs to be unpacked and installed on a supporting client system (Windows, Linux, OSX) running Java 11 or Java 17.

Installation is simple and should only take a few minutes. Optional configuration can make usage easier to connect to your Atlassian servers and our recipes assume you've performed these. All application specific clients are included in the single Atlassian CLI distribution.

To use a CLI client, you will need to run commands from a  command prompt window (Windows) or a terminal window (Linux, OSX). 

Atlassian CLI Slide Shows - Introduction and detailed slide presentations to help you get started.

Know your server's URL

You will need to know the server's access URL to set the server parameter. Normally the same as you use for accessing from a browser. That may include a context like /wiki or similar depending on how your server was installed. Some Cloud clients (like Bitbucket Cloud, Slack, Trello) do not have a server parameter.

Server examples:

  • Jira -
  • Confluence -

Cloud Users

Always keep your client current with the latest release. Atlassian updates the Cloud platform almost daily and these changes sometimes cause things to break. If you experience the symptom: worked yesterday and fails today. Then follow these steps:

  1. Make sure you are on the latest release of the CLI client and try again.
  2. Still broken? Then try the latest CLI SNAPSHOT release. We ship releases daily if necessary to fix issues especially Cloud related.
  3. Still broken? Report it to us immediately. We will investigate and likely provide a SNAPSHOT fix to keep you running successfully.