Where is the right place to put the plugin jar file?

I developed a plugin for Bamboo.

I put the jar file under the [Bamboo Inst Dir]/webapp/WEB-INF/lib and the plugin works fine.

But I wonder where the right place is.

There is the directory of [Bamboo Home]/plugins.

Which is the right place and what is the difference between them?

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I may be wrong, but I think WEB-INF/lib location is for plugins 1 only. $BAMBOO_HOME/plugins is for both plugin 1 and plugin 2 (when manually installed). Put it into /plugins - in this way it will survive reinstallations.

You should use the Universal Plugin Manager (Admin > Administration > System > Plugins) to install plugin in Bamboo.

http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/UPM/Adding+a+Plugin#AddingaPlugin-Uploadingyourownplugin

If you still want to install them manually, put them in $BAMBOO_HOME/plugins

Thank you for your info.

I tried to install my plugin using UPM, but it siad, "The plugin is a version 1 plugin. Version 1 plugins cannot be dynamically installed."

I refered to UPM Document. But it does not describe about the error.

What should I do to my plugin jar file.

I guess I should edit the atlassian-plugin.xml.

Is it right?

If you are developping a new plugin, you should definitely used plugin version 2.

Unless you plan to use it on an older version of Bamboo (pre 3.3), where version 2 is not supported on agents.

Are you trying to install a downloaded plugin or is it yours?

If you are developping a new plugin, you should definitely use plugin version 2, if you can (Bamboo > 3.3 and compatible module types).

https://developer.atlassian.com/display/BAMBOODEV/Bamboo+Plugin+Module+Types

https://developer.atlassian.com/display/PLUGINFRAMEWORK/Version+1+or+Version+2+Plugin+(Glossary+Entry)

Thank you for your valuable information.

Based on your information, I tested my plugin on various versions of Bamboo.

The test results are as below.

1. Older versions of Bamboo than 3.2, including 3.2

Plugin Type: 1

atlassian-plugin.xml Root Symantec: <atlassian-plugin key="*" name="*">

Directory to place jar: [Bamboo Inst Dir]/webapp/WEB-INF/lib

2. Later versions of Bamboo than 3.4, including 3.4

Plugin Type: 2

atlassian-plugin.xml Root Symantec: <atlassian-plugin key="*" name="*" <tt>plugins-version="2"</tt>>

Directory to place jar: [Bamboo Home]/plugins

3. Bamboo 3.3

Both plugin types of 1 and 2 do not apply to the version 3.3.

The error message below appears when using plugin 1 or plugin 2.

[XWorkPluginConfigurationMaintainer] Error while reloading XWork configuration to include *.***Actions (null)
java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: com/atlassian/bamboo/plan/cache/ImmutablePlan

I cannot configure a plugin for Bamboo 3.3.

Did you compile it against 3.3 sources?

Thank you for your advice. The issue has been solved.

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