To make it easy to add and manage JIRA plugins, you need to first do the following:
- Download the Universal Plugin Manager from the Atlassian Plugin Exchange.
- Shut down JIRA.
- Copy the UPM plugin JAR (e.g. 'atlassian-universal-plugin-manager-plugin-x.x.x.jar') into your JIRA home directory under
- Start up JIRA.
- Go to 'Administration > Plugins'. The Universal Plugin Manager will be listed and enabled.
Once you have installed the UPM, you can use it manage your JIRA plugins. For details, please see the documentation on Managing JIRA's Plugins.