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Extend & integrate with Atlassian Connect

Build add-ons to customize your Atlassian products

You can use the Atlassian Connect framework to build add-ons for Atlassian applications like JIRA and Confluence. An add-on could be an integration with another existing service, new features for the Atlassian application, or even a new product that runs within the Atlassian application. You can also create add-ons for HipChat. To learn how, check out the HipChat add-on documentation.

Simply understood, Atlassian Connect add-ons are web applications. Connect add-ons operate remotely over HTTP and can be written with any programming language and web framework.

Fundamentally, Connect add-ons have three major capabilities:

  1. Insert content in certain defined places in the Atlassian application's UI.
  2. Make calls to the Atlassian application's REST API.
  3. Listen and respond to WebHooks fired by the Atlassian application.

Getting started with Connect documentation

Ready to build an add-on that makes your workday easier? Here are a few places to get started:

Or cut to the chase, and try our interactive introduction to Connect. This introduction doesn't require any setup or prerequisites.