Supported platforms

This page lists the supported platforms for JIRA 7.1 only. If a particular platform or a particular platform's version is not noted on this page, then we do not support it for JIRA 7.1.

Further information:

  • Please ensure you have read JIRA requirements, since not all the platforms listed below may be required for your specific JIRA setup.

Supported platforms for JIRA 7.1

  Supported platform(s) Supported version(s) Notes
Java platforms Oracle JDK / JRE (formerly Sun JDK / JRE)
  • 1.8
 
Operating systems Microsoft Windows  
  • JIRA is a pure Java-based application and should run on any supported operating system, provided that the JDK / JRE requirements are satisfied.
  • Please see Anti-Virus in JIRA for more information.
Linux / Solaris  
  • JIRA is a pure Java-based application and should run on any supported operating system, provided that the JDK / JRE requirements are satisfied.
  • Atlassian only officially supports JIRA running on x86 hardware and 64-bit derivatives of x86 hardware. If you are installing JIRA from an archive, you should create a dedicated user account on the operating system to run JIRA, since JIRA runs as the user it is invoked under, and therefore can potentially be abused.
  • Although the JIRA Linux Installer is designed to install successfully on all 'flavors' of Linux, we only test the JIRA Linux Installer on CentOS Linux.If you encounter problems with the JIRA Linux Installer on your particular flavor of Linux, we recommend installing JIRA on Linux from an archive file.
  • NFS mounts are not supported due to Lucene requirements. Please see the IndexWriter docs for more information.
Virtualization VMware   
  • Please read our Virtualizing JIRA (JIRA on VMware) guide for information on the required configuration of VMWare.
  • We are unable to provide any support for VMWare itself.
  • All of the operating systems listed in the 'Operating systems' rows above are supported for VMware.
Application servers Apache Tomcat
  • 8.0.17
  • Deploying multiple Atlassian applications in a single Tomcat container is not supported.
LDAP engines
  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • Apache Directory Server 1.0.x
  • Apache Directory Server 1.5.x
  • Apple Open Directory (Read-Only)
  • FedoraDS (Read-Only Posix Schema)
  • Generic Directory Server
  • Novell eDirectory Server
  • OpenDS
  • Open LDAP
  • Open LDAP (Read-Only Posix Schema)
  • Generic Posix/RFC2307 Directory (Read-Only)
  • Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition
 
Mail servers    
  • SMTP servers must be able to support the multipart content type.
Databases
(additional notes)
Oracle
  • 12C
MySQL
  • 5.1 - 5.4
  • 5.5
  • 5.6
  • Neither MariaDB nor PerconaDB are supported. Both are proven to cause problems with JIRA applications.
  • We recommend running MySQL in strict mode.
  • JIRA does not support 4 byte characters, regardless of MySQL version.
    • If you must use 4 byte characters, we recommend you use PostgreSQL.
  • Supported MySQL databases use the latest JDBC driver listed here.
PostgreSQL
  • 9.3
  • 9.2
  • 9.1
  • 9.0
Microsoft SQL Server
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2008
  • 2008 R2
H2
  • Supported for evaluation use only
  • JIRA ships with a built-in database (H2). While this database is suitable for evaluation purposes, we strongly recommend that you configure JIRA to use an external database.
Web Browsers Chrome
  • Latest stable version supported
  • Minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 (when browsers are maximized).
Microsoft Internet Explorer 
  • 10.0
  • 11.0
  • Edge support added from JIRA 7.1.4
  • Minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 (when browsers are maximized).
  • 'Compatibility View' is not supported.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Latest stable version supported
  • Minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 (when browsers are maximized).

Safari

  • Latest stable version supported on Mac OS X only
  • Minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 (when browsers are maximized).
Mobile
  • Mobile Safari (iOS, iPod touch and iPhone only) — Latest stable version
  • Android — The default browser on Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Mobile devices are only supported on the Mobile views.

What database should I use for JIRA Server?

We've long been supporting the most commonly requested & used databases. A typical question often asked by customers is which database they should use when self-hosting their JIRA instance. Up until now we've remained database agnostic when asked this question.

Having reviewed this position recently, we believe there are benefits for customers in using PostgreSQL. In addition to being tested to the same standard as all of our databases PostgreSQL is used;

  • by Atlassian internally for all of it's JIRA instances
  • for all Atlassian's Cloud JIRA instances - that's tens of thousands of instances used by our customers

This means we do more dogfooding and see more real world usage of PostrgreSQL than any of our other supported databases. That's why we now recommend you choose PostgreSQL for your JIRA server instance.

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