Jabra Linux SDK V2 (Dec 2019)

The Jabra SDK for Linux contains libraries, examples, and documentation to integrate the digital features of Jabra devices into applications on Linux (Ubuntu and derivatives).

The SDK supports the following environment:

  • C-level managed API for native Linux applications through header files and a dynamic link library.


These are the system requirements for running the demo app and the apps built with the libraries.

  • Linux Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (32-bit and 64 bit) or derivatives, and eLux 5.5
  • Qt Creator: Required for building the demo application
  • Internet connection (for run-time operation)
  • Wired Jabra headset or Jabra Bluetooth headset connected via Jabra Dongle


Make sure the system requirements are met and unzip the SDK archive to a folder on your system.

You can then launch the demo app present in the demo folder to test the connection to an attached Jabra Device. Please note that for the demo to run, you need to add the SDK folder containing the libjabra.so file to the LIBPATH, or copy the file to a folder that is already in the LIBPATH (see user guide for more details).


Breaking changes

None at this point – increased minor version number to follow Windows and MacOS releases.

Other notable changes

In v1.7.3.4, a feature was introduced for reporting on and reading Std-HID from non-Jabra USB devices attached to the computer. This feature did sometimes confuse applications who only expected to see Jabra devices. The feature is now turned off by default, and must be turned on specifically using API calls for non-Jabra devices to be reported.

Known issues specific to Linux

The title page of the PDF version of the reference manual incorrectly states that the manual is revision 1.2 and covers SDK version This is wrong, it is indeed revision 1.3, and has been updated against v1.8.3.10.


See also adapters for node.js or the chrome browser supporting JavaScript:
The run-time package for Linux is available through NPM.


  Title Version Last Updated Link Link
Jabra Linux V2 SDK v1.8.3.10 Dec 2019 Download SDK Documentation

Previous Releases

Previous Jabra Linux SDKs

Theses previous versions of the Jabra SDK are provided as is.


  Title Version Last Updated Link Link
Jabra Linux V2 SDK v1.7.3.4 2019-03-20 Download SDK