Bamboo SSH Plugin for password support

A few Things..

  • Atlassian provides an SSH/SCP task that is supported by Atlassian.
  • This 3rd-party addon introduces a few features that were important for our use case.
  • SSH command changes require password re-entry
  • Reverse SCP Tasks allows you to pull files back from a remote server


  • Does not require the public key to be installed on remote machines (though you can use this plugin to easily do so!)
  • Passwords are masked in logs
  • Passwords never seen in command history or "ps aux"
  • Changing the executed command requires re-entry of password

Want to contribute or modify? see the wiki, or try

Download and install atlassian's latest SDK

Checkout this code $ git clone

And then change to the directory that you downloaded and..

  • atlas-run -- installs this plugin into Bamboo and starts it on http://localhost:6990/bamboo
  • atlas-debug -- same as atlas-run, but allows a debugger to attach at port 5005
  • atlas-cli -- after atlas-run or atlas-debug, opens a Maven command line window: - 'pi' reinstalls the plugin into the running Bamboo instance
  • atlas-help -- prints description for all commands in the SDK

Full documentation is always available at:

A big thanks to the bamboo scp plugin, and it's authors for inspiring the task.