Last updated Nov 8, 2023

Prepare your server app

This page explains how to prepare your server app for migration using the Atlassian app cloud migration library.

Preparing your server app for migration allows you to accomplish the following:

  • Enable app migration in your server app.
  • Get notified by the app migration platform when core data migration is complete and app data migration starts. Doing so lets you access/read mappings related to core product data (you can access the same mappings by making a request from your cloud site).
  • Upload your app-related data to Atlassian's secure cloud storage.

Use the App cloud migration library

The App cloud migration library is an interface component that allows developers to create migration listeners on their server apps. Only one listener should be registered per server app key, however multiple server apps can send data to a single cloud app. The Cloud Migration Assistants (CCMA/JCMA) export the library's classes in the runtime. The library has no external dependencies, which avoids conflicts with the tech stack that your app uses.

Make sure to always use the latest version available.


See an example of how to use the atlassian-app-cloud-migration-listener dependency.

See some examples.

A version catalogue and information about their end-of-life policy can be found on the library version page.

Implement the interface

You will need to implement a listener interface. Depending on the library you are using this can be DiscoverableListener, AppCloudMigrationListenerV1 or CloudMigrationListenerV1. The methods to be implemented are:

onStartAppMigrationCore product migration is complete. Server app can begin migration at this point.
getCloudAppKeyThe cloud app key for where the migration is being exported to.
getServerAppKeyThe server app key for where the migration is being exported from. When using
this is not required if your app key is the same as your OSGi bundle name.
getDataAccessScopesThe data access scopes required to access the migration mappings.
See an example
public void onStartAppMigration(String transferId, MigrationDetailsV1 migrationDetails) {
    PaginatedMapping paginatedMapping = gateway.getPaginatedMapping(transferId, "confluence:page", 5);
    while ( {
        try {
            Map<String, String> mappings = paginatedMapping.getMapping();
  "mappings = {}", new ObjectMapper().writeValueAsString(mappings));
        } catch (IOException e) {
            log.error("Error retrieving migration mappings", e);

public String getCloudAppKey() {
    return "my-cloud-app-key";

public String getServerAppKey() {
    return "my-server-app-key";

public Set<AccessScope> getDataAccessScopes() {
    return Stream.of(

Test the server app implementation in your local environment

You can test your implementation and changes locally through these steps:

  • Add the dependency to use the App cloud migration library

  • Install and run the Jira or Confluence Cloud Migration Assistant (JCMA/CCMA)

  • Have the latest plugin of your server app available with the listener

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