How do I ensure my test JIRA instance has the same plugins as production?

I'd like to ensure a test JIRA instance has the same plugins as the production. Is there a documented way to copy/clone/rsync off plugins from one JIRA to another ....via command line? 

The docs ( refer to "Plugins 1" and "Plugins 2". However in my prod instance, I also see /opt/atlassian/jira/atlassian-jira/WEB-INF/atlassian-bundled-plugins/* 

I can do a cycle of trial and error tomorrow but I figure I'll fire off a question here. 

For more context: I want to do something like: via Ansible. I have the basics there (local mysql), but now it's more about how fully automated I can get it. 


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UPM Command Line Interface (CLI) can provide some help for you in this area. Specifically:

  1. getAddonList so you can compare between the systems
  2. installAddon so you can install missing add-ons


For me those links currently go no where - it looks like the JIRA part of is available but not the wiki part (for the UPM CLI):

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Sorry about that. I forgot to enable anonymous access. Should work now. Thanks for letting me know.

Thanks! Nice work.

I have a dangerous question: Would you say everything that the UPM CLI can be done if you know your way around the JIRA API, and are willing to spend the time and effort? Or in other words how much "secret sauce" is in the UPM CLI?

There is no magic involved, just a simple matter of programming wink.

Sometimes you may have add-ons installed in your staging instance for testing and you don't want to uninstall those usually

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