Run CLI Actions in Jira


Workflow post functions and validators for running Jira, Service Desk, Confluence, Bamboo, Bitbucket, and Hipchat actions provided by the Atlassian CLI

Examples of what can now be done in workflow post functions:

  • Run builds
  • Create reviews
  • Create or update Confluence pages
  • Create, clone, or update issues on local or remote Jira

Examples of what can now be done in workflow validators:

  • Check build results
  • Check review status
  • Check Confluence page content
  • Check issue data on local or remote Jira

Administrator UI to Run CLI Actions


  1. Provides process automation and integration with other Atlassian products
  2. Substitution variables available from original issue and parent issue
    • JQL query can be used to provide other substitution variables. 
  3. Pattern matching (regular expression) for validator success and to provide substitution variables
  4. Control of user error message (validator)
  5. Control of workflow property message for subsequent operations
  6. Extra logging for tracking and problem determination
  7. Easy upgrades via UPM - add-on bundles Atlassian CLI
  8. Powerful regular expression based pattern matching conditions to control whether CLI action should be run.

Get Started


This add-on is useful for administrators that:

  1. Are comfortable with customizing workflows including validators and post functions
  2. Are familiar with the actions provided by the Atlassian Command Line Interface (CLI)
  3. Have access to the Jira logs to aid problem determination of the validators or post function

Part of our Atlassian CLI Family of Tools

  • Some Atlassian CLI clients require a connector app be installed on the Atlassian application that is intended to be accessed. Connector app installation must be done by a system administrator.
  • The Atlassian CLI is not just a powerful client based interface, but is also available as an embedded service in Run CLI apps and other apps! Run CLI app installation must be done by a system administrator.

Connector Apps

Run CLI Actions

    • Provides a connection between clients included in the Atlassian CLI app and their corresponding Atlassian application instance. 
    • A system administrator must install and license a connector in order for a client to run actions for the application instance.
  • All-in-one embedded solution.
    All the power of every CLI client —embedded in your Atlassian app.  
  • Execute CLI actions right within your Atlassian apps:
    • via workflow functions or UI in Jira
    • via macros in Confluence
  • Integrate and automate any CLI supported external app. 





  1. Bamboo is not available for Cloud.
  2. Bitbucket connector is not available for Cloud as the Bitbucket Cloud client does not need a connector.

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