Last updatedJun 6, 2019

Glossary

Curious about a term used in the documentation? Read on.

access token
Provides vendors with the ability to allow specific Jira Cloud or Confluence Cloud hosts to install and use their apps for free. Access tokens can also be used to simulate license states for testing purposes. Read more about access tokens.

add-on
A service or piece of software that extends an Atlassian product. See app.

app
A service or piece of software that extends an Atlassian product. Add-ons, bots, integrations, and plugins are all types of apps.

application
A service or piece of software that extends an Atlassian product. Add-ons, bots, integrations, and plugins are all types of apps. See app.

Atlassian Connect
A framework for building apps for Atlassian cloud products.

Atlassian Plugin SDK
A development kit for creating, installing, and building Plugins2 apps for Atlassian products.

bot
An app can choose to expose itself inside a product as though it was a user. This means that a bot can be mentioned by users and respond to their conversations. See app.

integration
A service or piece of software that bridges the functionality of two or more products into an integral whole. Atlassian products use application links to share information and access one product's functions from within the other. See app.

plugin
A piece of software that extends an Atlassian server product. See app.

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

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

site
A suite of Atlassian cloud products owned by a customer or developer found at a unique domain ending in ".atlassian.net".

Universal Plugin Manager (UPM)
A tool for administering apps in Atlassian products. You can use the UPM for finding, installing, managing, or configuring apps.

Vendor
A person or company who distributes apps (either free or paid) on the Atlassian Marketplace.