Release Notes 9.5


This page provides information about an individual release of the Atlassian Command Line Interface (CLI) family of add-ons.
More release notes for additional versions of this product are available on the Release Notes page.

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Release Highlights

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  • All Clients
    • Installer improvements especially related to upgrades
    • Option for JSON output to be prettified
  • Jira, Agile, Service Desk, Tempo
    • ACLI command builder now available for Jira, Agile, & Service Desk
    • Better permission handling for copyIssue and cloneIssue
    • Support @self for assignee and reporter fields
    • Improved replacement variables for issues and projects
  • Confluence
    • ACLI command builder now available
    • Test and support Confluence 7.9
    • Support space status on space related actions
  • Bamboo
    • Test and support Bamboo 7.2 
    • New copyVariables action
    • Support YAML on exportPlan action
  • Slack
    • New getMessage, removeMessage, updateMessage actions
    • New runFromChannelHistoryList action
    • getChannelHistoryList improvements including adding filtering based on date and content blocks
    • Improved replacement variable values for message actions
    • Improved autoSplit and markdown code support for longer messages
  • Docker image improvements 
  • Fixes

With the Atlassian CLI v9.5, the Bob Swift team introduces Command Builder - a new text-based UI that helps you discover actions and build commands faster. Watch the 9.5 What's New video to learn more about the release. 

You can read more about how Command Builder works here. To learn more about action logging, please review this action logging documentation.

Also available as a Docker image


Special Compatibility Notice for Version 9.x

If you are upgrading from 8.x, note that there were some significant changes in 9.0 that will impact your configuration and usage.

See Special Compatibility Notice for CLI Version 9.x.


The Atlassian Command Line Interface (CLI) supports a large range of product releases. The matrix below provides compatibility guidelines based on testing, API compatibility information provided by Atlassian, and community feedback. User's are encourage to help improve compatibility information through discussions and issues. The CLI also works with releases not officially listed here since in many cases it uses remote APIs provided by Atlassian that have been stable for many years. Check previous versions of the CLI for coverage of earlier releases. Users should verify their usage scenarios on new releases. Support normally is limited to minimum releases indicated. Client requires at least Java 8 (1.8) and we test with both Java 8 and 11. In some cases, new actions are only available on later versions of the server - these are often noted in the documentation or in error messages.

To simplify the matrix, we no longer list much older releases even though there is some level of compatibility for these as well. Refer to earlier compatibility notes for information on older releases.

See also Compatibility for overall information on supported Atlassian releases.

CLI Clients and Connectors

  • (tick) Jira Service Desk releases compatible with corresponding Jira releases.
  • (tick) 3rd-party apps - like Tempo for instance: We don't explicitly list application versions, but normally test against a recent release of the app that is compatible with the platform it runs on.
  • (tick) Data Center is normally tested on the supported enterprise release designated by Atlassian.

Script Compatibility Warnings for 9.3 and higher

  • JSON output changes - ACLI-1438 and ACLI-1453
  • getIssue action - new project name field added to all output formats - see ACLI-1215
  • findReplace parameter - no longer supports comma separated values - see ACLI-917

Run CLI Apps

Apps install and run on an Atlassian application server.

Atlassian App Compatibility

The Atlassian CLI supports a number of different Atlassian apps like Jira Software, Service Desk, and Confluence Questions. We only test and support the most current maintenance release of the apps available for the respective Atlassian application.

Atlassian Incompatibilities

The CLI clients always try to maintain upward compatibility between releases. However, in some cases this is not possible. Occasionally server differences may cause some compatibility issues.


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