Linux Integration Component

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.

System Requirements

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

  • Linux Ubuntu 18.04 LTS 64 bit
  • 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 file 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 file to the LIBPATH, or copy the file to a folder that is already in the LIBPATH (see user guide for more details).


For detailed information see the changelog.

  • Reintroducing the Call Lock functionality. This functionality ensures that two softphones do not use the same Jabra device at the same time - it does so by controlling access to the call control functionality in the SDK library. Call Lock consists of three API functions:

    • Jabra_GetLock()
    • Jabra_ReleaseLock()
    • Jabra_IsLocked().

    By acquiring a lock beforehand softphones can co-exist without interfering with each other, if acquiring the lock fails another softphone is currently using the device. See more information on the Call Lock page.

  • New APIs for Active Noise Cancellation and hear-through. Hear-through allows the users to get audio from their surroundings in the headset. Look for AmbienceMode.

  • Removed dependency to Now depends on libcurl

  • Removed support for 32-bit.


Title Version Last Updated Link Link
🔽 Jabra SDK for Linux April 2021 Download SDK Documentation

For older versions, please see the archive.