Managing Apps

About apps

An app (sometimes called an add-on or plugin) is a separately installed component that provides Confluence functionality.

There are two main types of apps:

  • System apps - these are bundled with Confluence and provide core functionality

  • User installed apps - these are usually downloaded from The Marketplace and may have been created by Atlassian or by a third party developer.

For information about developing your own apps for Confluence, see Confluence Cloud developer documentation.

Find and add new apps

In Confluence Cloud terms, you buy an app by subscribing to it.

To find and try new apps:

  1. Navigate to your site settings by clicking Settings in the Confluence sidebar.

  2. Click Find new apps in the Atlassian Marketplace section of the Confluence sidebar.

Once you're there, you can use the search and filters to find apps to help you get more done in Jira. To try or subscribe to an app, click the Free trial button next to the app.

If you don't terminate the trial within the trial period, a subscription for the app kicks in. Trials last for a month from the start of your next billing date. After starting a trial, you can stop it from the app administration page.

Although you can re-enable the trial within the original trial period, you can't try it again beyond the original trial period. At that point, you can only subscribe to the app from the Manage apps page.

Manage apps

Apps are managed via the Universal Plugin Manager (known as the UPM). The UPM can be found in most Atlassian applications and provides a consistent experience for administering apps. To access the UPM, go to Settings > Manage apps from the Confluence sidebar.

The UPM allows you to:

  • Discover and install new apps from the Atlassian Marketplace

  • Install or remove apps

  • Configure app settings

You need to be an Atlassian Cloud site admin to access the UPM.

See the Universal Plugin Manager documentation for more information on using the UPM.

Uninstall or unsubscribe from apps

You can uninstall user-installed apps that are no longer being used on your site. See Uninstalling apps to learn how.

If you'd like to cancel your subscription to an app, go to Settings > Manage apps from the Confluence sidebar, then click Unsubscribe.

View the Confluence app audit log

The audit log displays administration activities related to apps on your Confluence Cloud site. For example, the log displays when apps were enabled or disabled, and shows the username of the administrator who made the change.

  1. Navigate to your site settings by clicking Settings in the Confluence sidebar.

  2. Click Manage apps

  3. Choose Audit log at the bottom-left of the page

To receive the audit log activity in an RSS feed, click the orange RSS icon on the right above the list.

Last modified on Jul 23, 2019

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