Can I install any Jira Add-ons?

Yes, you can install any Jira addon.  You can browse the Atlassian Marketplace and install add-ons in your application, all without leaving the administration interface of your Atlassian product.

Installing add-ons directly from Atlassian Marketplace

You can connect  to the Atlassian Marketplace website from your Atlassian application's administration console, you can then install add-ons by clicking the Install button from the Find new add-ons administration page. This single-click installation method is the quickest way to install add-ons.

However there are many ways to install add-ons. You can install by file upload.

Installing by file upload

You can install an add-on by uploading it to your Atlassian application. You must use this method to install add-ons that are not available on the Marketplace, such as a custom add-on you created, or if installing an older version of an add-on.

Add-ons are normally distributed as JAR or OBR (OSGi Bundle Repository) files. These are the only types of add-on distribution files that are accepted by the file upload mechanism.

Note that some add-ons are distributed as ZIP files or other types of files other than JARs. These are typically add-ons that run separately from the host application container, such as the JIRA Client. In Atlassian Marketplace, these entries have a Download button that you click to get the add-on.

If you attempt to install a file that isn't a JAR or OBR file in the 'Manage Add-ons' page, the following error appears:

Could not find a handler capable of installing the add-on at filename. Check that the file is a valid add-on.

You should refer to the installation instructions provided with the add-on in this case.

Before installing by file upload, make sure that the add-on distribution file that you want to upload is accessible to your computer either at a file system location or at a network location by URL.

To upload an add-on:

  1. From the application's administration console, click the Manage add-ons link.
  2. Click the Upload add-on link at the top right side of the page.  
    The following dialog appears.

      3. Enter the location of the JAR or OBR file to upload using the file chooser or by specifying a network location by entering a URL.

      4. Click Upload

        A confirmation message appears when the add-on is successfully installed.

      5. If prompted, restart your application to have your change take effect.

        You can now manage the add-on from the user-installed add-on list on the Manage add-ons page




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