Last updated Sep 26, 2023

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This page includes release notes and updates for Jira Cloud app developers. Use this page to keep track of upcoming changes, deprecation notices, new features, and feature updates from Jira Cloud Platform.

Forge changelog

For updates about changes to the Forge platform, see the Forge changelog in the Forge documentation.

Go to our developer community to ask questions. You may also be interested in the What's New blog for Atlassian Cloud where details of major changes that affect all users of the Jira Cloud products are announced.

26 September 2023

Added UI modifications now support new custom fields

UI modifications, the Forge module that allows apps to modify fields, now supports the following custom fields on the Global issue create modal:

  • url

  • date picker

For more information, see the list of supported fields.

Added `license` property in context object returns additional license information

The license object returned by view.getContext() in Custom UI and useProductContext() in UI Kit now returns additional properties with relevant license information. This is only present for paid apps in the production environment. More details of what is accessible from the license object can be found here.

25 September 2023

Added Introducing Bulk edit dashboards API

This API will help you to:

  • Change owner

  • Change permissions

  • Add permissions, and

  • Remove permissions

Learn more and make your first request to Bulk edit dashboards API.

This API is currently experimental and can change without any prior deprecation notice. Please be aware of this before using it in business critical applications.

21 September 2023

Added New screen tabs API: get bulk screen tabs

We’ve added a new screen tabs API to Jira Cloud Platform. The get bulk screen tabs API allows you to get tabs from multiple screens, filtered by tab ID and/or screen ID. Follow the link for detailed documentation.

18 September 2023

Removed Workflow updates will no longer be on an issue’s history

To improve the performance of workflow updates, we’re no longer recording them on an issue’s history. APIs like Get changelogs won’t display workflow updates anymore.

Added  Licensing Fields Available in Connect Lifecycle Event

Two fields that were previously only available through an API call are now available through the /installed lifecycle event. From today the /installed lifecycle event will return with 2 additional fields: entitlementId and entitlementNumber where available. For documentation on this event, see this page.

13 September 2023

Fixed Add Field to Screen Tab API and Add field to Default Screen Tab API - Invalid scope should return 400 Bad Request instead of 500

When consumers trying to add custom fields with invalid scope to a global screen tab, API returns 500 internal server error instead of a 400 Bad Request.

This change is for the API return 400 bad request instead of 500 when a custom field with Project scope is passed as parameter.

  • Current

    • Error code: 500

    • Error message: "Internal server error"

  • New:

    • Error code: 400

    • Error message: "<<field_id>> is a team-managed field and you can't add it to a global screen."

Progressive rollout by region/tenant completed

8 September 2023

Removed Workflow status properties will no longer support group names

As of 8th of September 2023, we’re removing the ability to use group names shaped like jira.permission[.subtasks].{permission}.group.[.suffix]in workflow status properties. Entities that haven’t been translated from group name to group ID will no longer work as expected.

More details

To ensure we can rename groups safely, we no longer support group names in status properties.

If your workflow uses a status property with the shape jira.permission[.subtasks].{permission}.group.[.suffix], your admin will have to change the value to the group’s ID.

Site admins can find a group’s ID by going to Settings > User management > Groups. After selecting a group, the ID will be at the end of the URL.

If your app uses the above workflow status properties, you’ll need to update your code to use group IDs instead of group names by the end of the deprecation period on 8th of September 2023.

Announcement Canada region coming soon for Connect data residency

In October 2023, Atlassian plans to add support for Canada to Connect apps, alongside existing data residency regions available to customers. Once this region is available, we will be updating our data residency supported region keys to include Canada (CA) alongside our existing supported data residency regions. We will provide further updates closer to availability.

More details

As a reminder, if you indicate support for a realm, it means your app stores the relevant data that is in-scope for your app’s data residency solution (see Atlassian’s documentation on in-scope data for our products here). For more information, please refer to the Connect data residency documentation.

In addition to Canada, Atlassian is exploring making additional data residency regions available in the future. These can be identified on the Atlassian Cloud Roadmap and we will provide similar updates/notice prior to these regions being available.

Added UI modifications on Global issue create now support new project types

UI modifications, the Forge module that enables apps to modify fields, now allows you to create UIMs on the Global issue create modal for Jira Work Management projects.

For more information, see the list of supported project types for GIC.

7 September 2023

Announcement Preview for Issue View in UI modifications

We’re pleased to announce a preview release of support for a new location via the UI modifications extension point: Issue view.

It’s the second Jira location to be supported, following the initial support for the Global issue create modal.

More details

Documentation specific to the Issue view is available under this link. The supported fields and methods are listed here.

To assign a UI modification to the Issue view context, you need to pass a viewType equal to IssueView while creating or updating the UI modification. See more details in our REST API docs.

At the same time, we’re ending the UI modifications Issue View Early Access Program. Your apps developed during the EAP will continue to work.

Added New Workflow Scheme REST APIs

Jira Cloud Platform features new workflow scheme APIs for company-managed and team-managed projects, allowing you to programmatically retrieve and update the details of workflow schemes. These new APIs are all declarative, allowing you to define the desired end state as well as system transitions from your current state to the desired state.

The new APIs are:

6 September 2023

Deprecation Notice End of support for atlassian-connect-spring-boot 3.x

Support for atlassian-connect-spring-boot 3.x will end on 18 November 2023.

Apps must migrate to atlassian-connect-spring-boot 4.x during this period.

Added Release of atlassian-connect-spring-boot 4.0.1

We have released a Spring Boot 3.x compatible version for Atlassian Connect Spring Boot (ACSB 4.x). To continue to be supported, please upgrade by November 18 2023.

More details

With this release, you can start to migrate apps to ACSB 4 and Spring Boot 3.

This release includes these updates:

  • Migration to Spring Boot 3.1.0.

  • Migration to Java 17.

The previous 2.7.x version of Spring Boot is reaching End Of Life (EOL) by November 18th 2023 (Spring Boot).

4 September 2023

Deprecation Notice Introducing per issue limits for issue list fields

In 6 months, we will enforce limits per issue for the number of:

  • Comments: 5000 comments per issue

  • Worklogs: 5000 worklogs per issue

  • Attachments: 2000 attachments per issue

  • Issue links: 2000 issue links per issue (excluding child issues and subtasks)

  • Remote links: 2000 remote issue links per issue

An error response will occur if the limit is exceeded for:

  • Operations via REST APIs

  • Automation rules

  • Issue transitions

If issue data already exceeds the limits, this will be transformed into an attachment within the issue.

More details

What’s changing?

Creating and updating issue data

Limits on the number of list field Items allowed per issue

Maximum limits per issue

Impacted APIs

Operations will result in an error after the change

Old response

New response

5000 comments per issue

POST rest/api/{v:2|3|latest}/issue/{issueIdOrKey}/comment

PUT /rest/api/{v:2|3|latest}/issue/{issueIdOrKey}/comment/{id}

POST /rest/api/{v:2|3|latest}/issue/{issueIdOrKey}/transitions

  • Adding a comment to an issue with 5000 or more comments

  • Updating a comment in an issue with more than 5000 comments

200 OK

413 Content Too Large


5000 worklogs per issue

POST rest/api/{v:2|3|latest}/issue/{issueIdOrKey}/worklog

PUT /rest/api/{v:2|3|latest}/issue/{issueIdOrKey}/worklog/{id}

POST /rest/api/{v:2|3|latest}/issue/{issueIdOrKey}/transitions

  • Adding a comment to an issue with 5000 or more comments

  • Updating a comment in an issue with more than 5000 comments

200 OK

413 Content Too Large


2000 attachments per issue

POST /rest/api/{v:2|3|latest}/issue/{issueIdOrKey}/attachments

POST /rest/api/{v:2|3|latest}/issue/{issueIdOrKey}/transitions

  • Adding an attachment to an issue with 2000 or more attachments

200 OK

413 Content Too Large


2000 issue links per issue (excluding child issues and subtasks)

POST /rest/api/{v:2|3|latest}/issueLink

POST /rest/api/{v:2|3|latest}/issue/{issueIdOrKey}/transitions

  • Adding an issue link to an issue with 2000 or more issue links

200 OK

413 Content Too Large


2000 remote links per issue



POST /rest/api/{v:2|3|latest}/issue/{issueIdOrKey}/transitions

  • Adding an remote link to an issue with 2000 or more remote links

200 OK

413 Content Too Large



The above limits per issue will also apply to site import and JCMA migrations. Instead of an error, issues with field data over the limit will have a transformation rule applied, such that the field data over the limit is converted into attachments on the issue.

Existing issues over the limit

Existing issues with field data over the limit will have a transformation rule applied, such that the field data over the limit is converted into attachments on the issue.

Why is it changing?

Whilst the vast majority of our issues are associated with a reasonable amount of comments, worklogs, attachments, issue links and remote links, there are some issues with extreme data shapes on an issue. These large data sizes can lead to reliability issues and incidents in unpredictable ways.

What do I need to do?

No changes to your app, automation or workflows are necessary if

  • you aren’t working with the APIs listed above

  • you know none of your issues would have fields that are over the limit

If your app/automation/workflows are performing operations that would cause it to exceed limits, you need to handle the new error message appropriately.

If your app/automation/workflows needs to create comments/worklogs/attachments/issue links/remote links in an issue that will cause the limit to be exceeded, consider creating them in another issue.

If your app/automation/workflows needs to update comments/worklogs/attachments/issue links/remote links in an issue that is already exceeding limit for that field, consider moving items to another issue before attempting the update.

By when do I need to do it?

Th deprecation period is 6 months.