Dynamic Plugin (Glossary Entry)

A dynamic plugin is one that can be loaded into an application and used without restarting the application. There are two types of dynamic plugins:

  • Some version 1 dynamic plugins, that can be deployed via the web UI, available only in Confluence.
  • Version 2 plugins, that are dynamically deployed on an internal OSGi container to provide a consistent set of features and behaviours, regardless of the application the plugin is running on. Version 2 plugins have to be specifically declared as such, using the plugins-version="2" attribute in atlassian-plugin.xml.

Read about dynamically reinstalling/deploying plugins during plugin development using CLI in the Atlassian Plugin SDK.

A non-dynamic plugin is called a static plugin.

RELATED TOPICS

Plugin Framework Glossary
Plugin Framework

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