JIRA is now available as three separate applications, JIRA Software, JIRA Service Desk, and JIRA Core. For more information on administering these applications, refer to the Administering JIRA Applications documentation.

EAP Releases

An Early Access Program (EAP) release is a public development release leading up to the official release of a JIRA version. Development releases are a snapshot of our work in progress, primarily focused on allowing JIRA users to see the new features in advance and provide us with some useful feedback. It also gives plugin developers an opportunity to test and fix their plugins in advance of an official release.

EAP releases, which include more mature Beta and Release Candidate (RC) builds are available for download and their release notes are listed below. Your help with testing them is very much appreciated! Please log the bugs you find on https://jira.atlassian.com in the "JIRA" project.

About JIRA Labs — The JIRA EAP is for customers who download and install JIRA Server. The JIRA Labs program extends feature previews to JIRA Cloud and JIRA plugin customers as well. For information about JIRA Labs, please see Labs Features in JIRA.

EAP Release Notes

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Do not use in production

EAP releases should not be used in production environments as they are not officially supported.

Please also take note of the following information:

  • EAP Releases are Not Safe— EAP releases are snapshots of the ongoing JIRA development process. As such:
    • While we try to keep these releases stable, they have not undergone the same degree of testing as a full release.
    • Features in development releases may be incomplete, or may change or be removed before the next full release.
  • No Upgrade Path — Because EAP releases represent work in progress, we can not provide a supported upgrade path between EAP releases, or from any EAP to the eventual final release. Thus, any data you store in a JIRA EAP release may not be able to be migrated to a future JIRA release.

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    Matt Doar [ServiceRocket]

    What's the intended approach for making EAP source code available, assuming the Atlassian account has an active support contract?

    Do 10-user licenses get access to EAP source?

    10 Sep 2015
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      Andrew Lui [Atlassian Technical Writer]

      Hi Matt,

      10 user licenses should have access to the EAP source. You just need to have an active commercial, starter, open source or developer license to access the EAP source.


      14 Sep 2015
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        Matt Doar [ServiceRocket]

        Hmm. Maybe EAP source has not been released yet, in that case?

        14 Sep 2015
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