We are considering whether to renew our maintenance subscription on Jira Core Server.
One thing we need to consider is:
If we let the maintenance expire, can we still install completely new, (never used before) plugin/apps for Jira Core server (or Confluence for that matter)
In other words: Do all/some apps require a current and active maintenance contract to install?
You need a current license to install new apps. With that being said it used to be possible through a work around that can be found here: https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Jira-questions/Plugin-Install-after-Licence-expired/qaq-p/1488
I would highly recommend against it though because a lot could go wrong and there is good reason to not make any changes to your instance once your license / support has expired. Installing the app could break your instance or corrupt your DB. Many of the app updates that occur are to fix security issues in addition to functional issues.
The best thing would be to purchase a new license and then purchase the app.
Hi @thijsdevries ,
I'd like to just add some additional information with respect to our announced Server licensing change, which took effect last week. This information is documented on our FAQ page about Server license changes.
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