Release Notes 8.8


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

Release Date2019-08-13


  • Critical for Cloud users due to Cloud platform changes
  • Jira, Agile, Service Desk, Tempo
    • New and improved actions for permission schemes

    • New field parameter for Service Desk providing easier to use option for setting fields
  • Confluence
    • Major improvements to removeContentVersions and removeAttachmentVersions actions
      • Providing ability to more easily manage Confluence clean-up and instance size 
    • exportData action support for group export and other improvements
  • Bamboo
    • New getBuildLog action 
  • Run CLI Actions - Data Center approved apps (in progress)
  •  Common
    • Site configuration improvements - see Getting Started with Configuration for Mac and Linux
    • Expand outputType support to most get actions providing more output options
      • Option for json, table, text, or html output instead of default pretty print for single objects
    • Improve output for --help output for both client and individual action help
  • Fixes

Also available as a Docker image



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

  • 8.8 clients require connectors at version 8.4 or higher. 
  • Cloud users usually need to update their clients regularly to address incompatibilities introduced by Atlassian with their daily Cloud updates. We deliver EAP releases to immediately cover any problems.
  • (info) While the Confluence CLI often works well on Confluence server releases prior to the ones officially supported, if you are on Confluence release 5.9 or earlier, we recommend Release 6.4 or earlier.
  • (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 latest enterprise release designated by Atlassian.

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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