Addon uninstalls itself shortly after installation

I have an evaluator who installs my app and claims that it uninstalls itself a few minutes later. Has anyone else encountered this and if so, is there something that can be done?



Had the same issue a month ago. The customer tried to install my app over multiple days. The uninstall callback always arrived exactly 4 minutes after install. I raised it to DEVHELP. They gave it to customer support and I never heard back. :thinking:

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We’ve already seen such problem a couple of times. We have learned that if there is a problem with the billing, the ability to install apps is disabled. Atlassian is aware of this problem

Hi @RhysDiab,

One of the common reasons why this happens is because the instance has gone beyond the free tier and app subscriptions are suspended.


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Hi @acalantog,

Maybe you could present this issue internally. I was told by the support that this is a rare case and maybe it is, but we have already got more than 11 tickets form customers that were unable to install trial. I can only wonder how many just gave up. The behavior is really strange, you can click Trial but after exactly 4 minutes an app uninstalls. There is no message, or any clue that would direct customers what is wrong, and what they need to do to make it work.

This happens when you go to Jira Settings → Find new apps → click Try it free, while having billing issues.

I think, that as a temporary solution, Atlassian could at least block this button.

When you try to report a ticket on Atlassian support page on behalf of customer, fill the instance url and you will see message:

Your Cloud site has expired due to inactivity or payment issues. If you need to update payment details you can do so online at, or continue raising a support request if you need assistance with this

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We just noticed this issue with user who has open source license for Confluence Open Source Project License Request | Atlassian

It’s strange that users are not informed about this limitation when signing up.


Hi @acalantog, do you know if Atlassian have any plans to change the UI in a way that customers are not confused. We have yet another client that have tried to install the app for a week now. It is hard to explain him that is not our fault.

Right now it seems that there is something wrong with the app itself. Customers have no clue that something with billing is wrong.

A customer has just reported this issue related to our app.

@acalantog - is there a public tracking issue for this problem? Would be helpful to have some workaround instructions to offer customers.

Same of us.
Can you please at least somehow add it to the audit log a bit more details?
Super difficult to investigate, or even find the problem.

For dev: as a workaround, you can issue a private token while fixing issues with billing. At least you won’t lose your client.

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Same fault here. And it is currently stating that the Billing Date is April 24, but is not performed (as it is April 26 it is not an issue of Date Limit). I checked the current Visa card, and it is valid. Why isn’t Atlassian performing the purchase, so we can install another addon?

Unfortunately this problem returns from time to time. It is very confusing for the customers. Today we had another customer with the exact problem.

I described it before in details from the user perspective here:

Hi All,
We are seeing a similar behavior, where-in the app automatically un-installs after a few mins of installation. The Admin is trying a free trial of the app. The audit log shows the automatic un-install.
Is there a workaround? or what can we do to prevent this from occurring?

Thank you


This is really tedious.

  1. There’s a problem with billing
  2. User installs app
  3. After 4 mins, app uninstalls itself silently
  4. User contacts app vendor for support
  5. App vendor wastes a whole load of time trying to understand why their app uninstalls itself
  6. App vendor finds out it’s something Atlassian already know about but have not fixed for years
  7. Rinse and repeat for 10s, if not 100s of app vendors

See related issue with multiple “I wasted a bunch of time on this” quotes.

C’mon Atlassian.


I’m glad that I saw this post before a customer approached me two days later. His comment “Fascinating that Atlassian just uninstalls the app instead of at least letting us know that’s what it was…”