Documentation for JIRA 4.0. Documentation for other versions of JIRA is available too.

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End of Support Announcements

Please read End of Support Announcements for JIRA for important information regarding the end of support for various platforms and browsers when used with JIRA.

This page describes the supported platforms for JIRA 4.0.x.

Key: (tick) = Supported; (error) = Not Supported

Java Version


(tick) 1.5
(tick) 1.6 (update 10 or higher if using the Sun JDK)

Operating Systems


Microsoft Windows (1)


Linux / Solaris (1,2)


Apple Mac OS X (1)


Application Servers



(tick) JBoss 4.2.2GA
(error) JBoss 5 currently does not work with JIRA 4.0 due to an outstanding JBoss issue with Apache Xerces

Apache Tomcat

(tick) Tomcat 6.0.20
(tick) Tomcat 5.5.27+ (bundled with JIRA Standalone)

Oracle WebLogic

(tick) WebLogic 9.2 with JIRA 4.0.2
(tick) WebLogic 9.2 with JIRA 4.0 and the Sun JVM and the patch available in JRA-19367
(error) WebLogic 9.2 is not supported with JIRA 4.0.1
(error) WebLogic 10.x is not supported with JIRA.

IBM WebSphere

(tick) WebSphere (not including 7.x) is supported with JIRA 4.0.1 and JIRA 4.0.2 (not with JIRA 4.0; see JRA-19421).
(error) WebSphere 7.x is not supported with JIRA.




(tick) MySQL 5.x with JDBC Connector/J 5.1
(error) MySQL 4.1 and later, prior to 5.x, do not support modern SQL (subselects)
(error) MySQL 4.0 and earlier have known issues with Unicode


(tick) PostgreSQL 8.2+ with PostgreSQL Driver 8.4.x

Microsoft SQL Server

(tick) SQL Server 2008 with JTDS 1.2.3
(tick) SQL Server 2005 with JTDS 1.2.3
(error) SQL Server 2000
(error) SQL Server Express


(tick) Oracle 11G with Oracle 11.2.x
(tick) Oracle 10G with Oracle 11.2.x
(error) Oracle 9i (incompatible with the latest Oracle drivers)


(tick) (bundled with JIRA Standalone; supported for evaluation use only)

Web Browsers


Microsoft Internet Explorer

(tick) 8.0
(tick) 7.0
(tick) 6.x (all of the main functionality will work in IE 6; however, some of the visual effects will be missing)

Mozilla Firefox

(tick) 3.0, 3.5, 3.6 (4)


(tick) 4


  1. JIRA is a pure Java application and should run on any platform, provided all the JDK requirements are satisfied.
  2. If you are using Linux/UNIX: A dedicated user should be created to run JIRA, as JIRA runs as the user it is invoked under and therefore can potentially be abused. Here is an example of how to create a dedicated user to run JIRA in Linux:
    $ sudo /usr/sbin/useradd --create-home --home-dir /usr/local/jira --shell /bin/bash jira
  3. JIRA ships with a built-in HSQL database, which is fine for evaluation purposes but is somewhat susceptible to data loss during system crashes. For production environments we recommend that you configure JIRA to use an external database.
  4. Firefox version 3.6.0 possesses a bug that could result in data loss when used with JIRA. If you use this version of Firefox, please either upgrade your version of Firefox to 3.6.2 or refer to our Firefox 3.6.0 caveats document for more details about this issue and how to avoid it.
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