In JIRA, most commonly accessed configuration items are editable from Administration -> Global Settings -> General Configuration. The default values here are set in the file
WEB-INF/classes/jira-application.properties. In addition, jira-application.properties contains other properties which are not editable from the web interface. Usually these are of little interest to most users, but sometimes you may wish to edit them.
A sample jira-application.properties file is available here.
Making changes to jira-application.properties
The process of changing this file depends on whether you are running JIRA Standalone (JIRA deployed as an 'open' webapp) or JIRA deployed as a packed '.war' file deployed in an app server.
The file is located in
atlassian-jira/WEB-INF/classes/jira-application.properties. Edit the file here, and then restart JIRA by running
bin\startup.bat (or .sh equivalents).
JIRA as a webapp
If you have downloaded the .WAR/Webapp distribution of JIRA:
- Make your changes in
- In the root directory, run build.bat or build.sh to regenerate the webapp (.war file)
- Redeploy the new .war file in your app server.
Setting Properties and Options on Startup — for changes like setting available memory, disabling email, enabling Jelly, etc.