AUI is the Atlassian User Interface library. It is open source; and provided both as a plugin for use in Atlassian products and a static file 'flat pack'. Note the flat pack does not contain those AUI components which rely on backend functionality.


Quick Start Guide - Static files

If you want to do quick prototypes or deploy AUI using static files, see the latest release notes for a 'flat pack' download. You can simply unzip the flat pack and get started.

Quick Start Guide - Atlassian Plugin

The AUI build uses the Atlassian reference application (REFAPP) for development and testing. The simplest way to ensure you have the dependencies covered is to install the Atlassian Plugin SDK. Once you have the SDK installed...

  • Clone or fork AUI
  • Open the root directory
  • execute: mvn clean install -Dmaven.test.skip (or mvn clean install if you want to double check for a green baseline)
  • Go to /auiplugin-tests/
  • execute: mvn refapp:run
  • you should now be able to view the refapp at http://localhost:9999/ajs/.

See the AUI Contributor Guide for more details.


Run the tests by executing mvn clean install. This will install a browser and run both the Unit and Integration tests.