How to install add-on/plugin with a script in Jira 6.

I am wondering if it is still possible to install a custom plugin in Jira (in our case, Jira RPC plugin) using a script in Linux. In Jira 4 it was simple: just drop the jar into the lib directory. In Jira 6, it seems, it can only be done using the plugin management GUI. Which gives you an extra manual step to perform if you want to deploy Jira unattended, like we do all the time. Does anyone know a way ?

Thanks & regards,


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Hi Paul,

When jira is not running

  • If you are installing a 'Version 2' (OSGi) plugin, copy the jar into your JIRA home directory under plugins/installed-plugins/.

you can even a do plugin update from a remote place

scp user@from:/path/version/plugin/*.jar ${JIRA_ROOTPATH}/JIRA_HOME/plugins/installed-plugins

If jira is running you can also upload the plugin with cli from the atlassian sdk

Best regards,

Hi Trey, your first suggestion actually worked ! Excellent, that is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks !

b.t.w. it was a version 2 plugin.

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Timothy Chin Community Champion Aug 21, 2013

You could always do a POST to the resource if you need to. Though, I don't have that URL for you.

Hi Timothy, thanks for your answer. I thought of this myself but the drawback of this solution is that Jira must be up & running. Not a disaster, but if you can think of another way ...

Timothy Chin Community Champion Aug 25, 2013

There's no other way.

OK, that's clear enough ;-). Time to do some sniffing then.

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