Getting started

Welcome to the Atlassian User Interface library. It consists of JavaScript, CSS and images compliant with Atlassian Design Guidelines.

The main dependency of this library is jQuery (version 2 and above) - you have to install it independently.

To get started with AUI, there are only 2 simple steps:

  1. Choose a deployment option
  2. Start using AUI's components

Choose a deployment option

Depending on the version of AUI, there will be a number of options for how you can consume the AUI library.

Here are a few of the options available to you:

  1. Install as a Node package
  2. Install as an Atlassian plugin
  3. Download a distribution
  4. Consume through a CDN

Install as a Node package

AUI is released to

Install it through your favourite package manager:

  • npm install @atlassian/aui
  • yarn add @atlassian/aui

In the Node package, you will find:

  • dist/ contains pre-compiled javascript and css. This is the simplest way to use AUI.
  • src/ contains the raw JavaScript and LESS sources. It's unlikely you'll require these directly.

Install as an Atlassian plugin

AUI can be used as an Atlassian P2 plugin.
This plugin requires the following technologies to be available in the runtime it is installed in to:

All Atlassian Server products come with AUI pre-installed, so you don't need to do much to re-use it in your plugin.

Each AUI component has a web-resource key you can include it by. Consult each component's documentation on the AUI website for the key.

Download a distribution

AUI distributions are released as a zip file called the aui-flat-pack, hosted through Atlassian's Maven nexus.
Note that this is equivalent to the dist/ folder available in the Node package.

Consume through a CDN

Use of AUI is not officially supported through a Content Delivery Network (CDN).
However, because AUI is published to, the AUI distributions are also published through some public CDN services such as:

Start coding!

Once you've included AUI in to your project, check out AUI's documentation to learn about how to use the AUI components.

If you have any questions or run in to troubles using AUI, ask a question in our developer community.

Happy coding!