Installing the Universal Plugin Manager

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The Universal Plugin Manager (UPM) comes pre-installed in current versions of Atlassian host applications that use it, so you don't normally need to install the UPM manually.

If you do need to install the UPM manually for some reason, you can download the JAR file from the Universal Plugin Manager page on the Atlassian Marketplace.

Make sure that the version of the UPM you attempt to install is supported for your application version, as indicated in the version history information on the UPM listing page on the Marketplace.

  1. Check compatibility to make sure this version of UPM is compatible with your application version.
  2. Download the UPM JAR file. 

After downloading the JAR, install it by copying it to the appropriate directory, as described below. Instead of removing or replacing the UPM JAR file, you simply copy the file to the specified directory.

Note that the UPM is a "Plugins 2" type app, so be sure to move the UPM JAR file to the directory indicated for that type.

JIRA applications

To update the UPM file on disk in JIRA applications:

  1. Shut down the application.
  2. Remove the existing UPM JAR file from this directory in your JIRA home directory: 
    plugins/installed-plugins
    The name of the JAR file may be prepended with a number, such as: 
    846688264762062110.atlassian-universal-plugin-manager-plugin-2.7.6.jar
  3. Copy the new UPM JAR file into the same directory.
  4. Restart your JIRA application.

Confluence

Confluence stores add-ons such as UPM in its database, so the process for updating it by file replacement is a little different to other products.

To update the UPM file in Confluence:

  1. Download the UPM JAR from the Atlassian Marketplace
  2. Stop Confluence. 
  3. Remove the existing UPM JAR file from <install-directory>/confluence/WEB-INF/atlassian-bundled-plugins
  4. Copy the new UPM JAR file into the same directory. 
  5. Clear the Confluence plugins cache
  6. Restart Confluence.

FishEye

To update the UPM file on disk in FishEye:

  1. Shut down your FishEye instance.
  2. Using an archive management tool, open the following archive in your FishEye installation directory: 
    plugins/bundled-plugins.zip 
  3. Delete (do not extract) the existing atlassian-universal-plugin-manager-plugin-x.x.x.jar from the ZIP file.
  4. Add the new plugin version from the folder it was downloaded to into the zip file.
  5. Close the ZIP file.
  6. Delete the following file from you FishEye installation directory: 
    var/plugins/bundled/atlassian-universal-plugin-manager-plugin-x.x.x.jar
     file.
  7. Start your instance again.

Stash/Bitbucket Server

To update the UPM file on disk in Stash/Bitbucket Server:

  1. Shut down Stash/Bitbucket Server.
  2. Remove the existing UPM JAR file from this directory in the Stash/Bitbucket Server home directory: 
    plugins/installed-plugins
    The name of the JAR file may be prepended with a number, such as:
    846688264762062110.atlassian-universal-plugin-manager-plugin-2.7.6.jar
  3. Copy the latest UPM JAR file into the same directory.
  4. Restart Stash/Bitbucket Server.

Bamboo

To update the UPM file on disk in Bamboo:

  1. Shut down Bamboo.
  2. Remove the existing UPM JAR file from the plugins/ directory in the Bamboo home directory.
    The name of the JAR file may be prepended with a number, such as:
    846688264762062110.atlassian-universal-plugin-manager-plugin-2.7.6.jar
  3. Copy the latest UPM JAR file into the same directory.
  4. Restart Bamboo.



Last modified on Sep 13, 2018

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