Last updated Jul 4, 2022

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Forge apps are able to store, retrieve, and delete data from storage in Atlassian's cloud using two different APIs.

App storage

The app storage API is an untyped key-value storage API, which enables your app to store data for specific Jira or Confluence sites. The app storage API stores data partitioned by product and site, and is accessible only to your app.

The app storage API requires your app to have the storage:app scope. See Add scopes to call an Atlassian REST API guide to add new scopes to your app.


When using the app storage API, we strongly recommend that you:

The Atlassian Cloud backs up the entire hosted storage for disaster recovery. This includes content stored from the Forge storage API.

We will add admin-driven backup (and restore) capabilities for app-level data in a future update.


Properties are a set of APIs backed by entity properties in Jira and content properties in Confluence. These APIs allow your app to store and retrieve data for a specific Jira or Confluence site. This data is accessible to all apps installed within the site as well as users.

Modules used with the UI kit

Use UI kit hooks reference documentation for information on the functions that let you manage the data you need to render your app.

Note, if you’re storing data relating to a particular instance of a Forge macro, you should use Forge macro configuration. Macro configuration enables different instances of the macro that appear on the same page or blog to store their data separately.

Other modules

Use the Properties API in the runtime for modules that don't support UI.

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