Last updated Feb 15, 2024


The Atlassian developer documentation glossary.

access token
A token that developers use to allow Jira Cloud or Confluence Cloud to install and use their apps for free. Access tokens can also be used to simulate license states for testing purposes. Learn more about access tokens.

See Atlassian Connect Express.

See app.

A service or piece of software that extends an Atlassian product, such as a bot or integration. Formerly add-on or plugin.

Atlassian Connect
A framework for building apps for Atlassian cloud products. Connect apps are hosted by developers or third-party hosting services.

Atlassian Connect Express (ACE)
An officially supported Node.js framework that generates some of the parts required for a Connect app. See also Atlassian Connect and Atlassian Connect Springboot.

Atlassian Connect Springboot
An officially supported Java framework that generates some of the parts required for a Connect app. See also Atlassian Connect and Atlassian Connect Express.

Atlassian account ID
A unique value used to identify an Atlassian cloud user with the REST APIs. The format is a case-sensitive string of at most 128 ASCII characters.

Atlassian Marketplace
The online store to buy and sell apps for Atlassian products.

Atlassian Plugin SDK
A development kit for creating, installing, and building Plugins2 (P2) apps for Atlassian server products. See also Plugins2 (P2).

Confluence Query Language (CQL)
Confluence Query Language allows you to use structured queries to search for content in Confluence using the REST API. Learn more about Confluence Query Language.

See Confluence Query Language.

Custom UI
An option for defining app interfaces on Forge using static resources, such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and images. The Forge platform hosts your static resources, enabling your app to display custom UI on Atlassian products. See also Forge and UI kit.

developer console
A console used to manage and distribute your Forge and OAuth 2.0 (3LO) apps. Learn more about managing your Forge apps.

The app development platform used to customize, extend, and integrate Atlassian cloud products. Forge apps are hosted by Atlassian. Learn more about Forge.

Forge CLI
A command-line tool used to develop and deploy Forge apps. See also Forge.

Jira Cloud platform
A platform that provides a set of base functionality shared across all Jira products, such as issues, workflows, and more. Jira products are built on top of the Jira Cloud platform. Jira Core has the same functionality as the Jira Cloud platform, whereas Jira Software and Jira Service Desk have additional functionality.

Jira Query Language (JQL)
Jira Query Language is a tool for building structured queries to search for issues. Learn more about Jira Query Language.

See Jira Query Language.

A centralized place for an admin to manage Atlassian products, billing, and users, sometimes spanning multiple cloud sites. Learn more about organizations.

Marketplace Partner
A person or company that sells or distributes apps and integrations in the Atlassian Marketplace. Formerly vendor. Learn more about Atlassian partner programs.

See Plugins2.

See app.

Plugins2 (P2)
A framework for building apps for Atlassian server products.

Atlassian software, such as Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence, and Trello.

A suite of Atlassian cloud products at a unique domain, typically ending in A site contains a single instance of each product you're using, which may include Confluence and each Jira product (Jira Software, Jira Service Desk, and Jira Core). See also organization.

UI kit
An option for building dynamic and interactive app interfaces on Forge, using declarative markup language and built-in Atlassian components. See also Forge and custom UI.

Universal Plugin Manager (UPM)
A tool for administering apps in Atlassian products. Admins use the UPM to find, install, manage, and configure apps.

See Universal Plugin Manager.

See Marketplace Partner.

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