Please see project documentation at https://ecosystem.atlassian.net/wiki/display/JRJC/. In order to start JIRA please execute atlas-debug from test directory. If you want contribute to project feel free to send pull request (preferably with tests ;)). IMPORTANT: please do not touch the rest_api_guard branch - master is being auto-merged to that branch so there is no need to do any changes there (doing so will cause conflicts). To run a single test class, you can pass -Dit.test=ExamplesTest to maven. In order to run integration tests on a snapshot cloud version of JIRA run: mvn clean integration-test -Djira.version=1001.0.0-SNAPSHOT -Pjira-cloud -nsu To run integrations tests manually, you need to set up JIRA with a running instance of postgres. To start a pre-setup postgres run docker run -p 5434:5432 docker.atl-paas.net/jira-cloud/postgres-ci:9.5 and then in another terminal mvn jira:debug -Ddocker.host.address=<Docker-machine Ip> -Ddatabase.port=5434 you can find your docker machine ip when running docker quickstart.