Supported platforms

This page describes the supported platforms for Bamboo 5.9.x.

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You only need to run the agent and server using a supported JDK. Agents can build software with any JDK version.

Flavor Version Support Comment

Oracle JDK

1.8 (tick) yes

For Bamboo server, it is not enough to have just the JRE. Please ensure that you have the full JDK.

You can download the Java SE Development Kit (JDK) from the Oracle website.

1.7 (warning) deprecated
1.6 (warning) deprecated
1.5 (error) no


1.8 (tick) yes -
1.7 (warning) deprecated
1.6 (error) no

Once the JDK is installed, you will need to set the JAVA_HOME environment variable, pointing to the root directory of the JDK. Some JDK installers set this automatically (check by typing 'echo %JAVA_HOME%' in a command prompt, or 'echo $JAVA_HOME' in a shell). You need to do this before installing Bamboo, as Bamboo will automatically configure JDK capabilities based on the system environment variables on your machine.

Operating systems

OS Version Support Comment

Microsoft Windows

- (tick) yes Bamboo is a pure Java application and runs on any platform, provided all the JDK requirements are satisfied.


- (tick) yes

You must create a dedicated user to run Bamboo. Bamboo runs as the user it is invoked under and can potentially be abused.

An example of how to create a dedicated user to run Bamboo in Linux:


 with Java JDK 1.7.x (tick) yes -


- (tick) yes -

Application servers

Application server Version Support Comment

Apache Tomcat

7.0.x (tick) yes We only support the Tomcat version bundled with Bamboo.


Database Version Support Comment


5.6 (tick) yes MySQL is supported when used with the JDBC Connector/J 5.1.
5.5 (tick) yes
5.1 (warning) deprecated
5.0.x (error) no


9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4 (tick) yes PostgreSQL is supported when used with the PostgreSQL Driver 9.3.x JDBC4.
8.x (warning) deprecated

Microsoft SQL Server

2012 (tick) yes SQL Server is supported when used with JTDS 1.2.8
2008 (warning) deprecated
2005 (warning) deprecated


11G (tick) yes with Oracle 11.2.x
10G (error) no -


- (tick) yes

Evaluation only.

Bamboo 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 Bamboo to use an external database.

Web browsers

Browser Version Support Comment

Microsoft Internet Explorer

11, 10, 9 (tick) yes -
8 (error) no

Mozilla Firefox

- (tick) yes Latest stable version supported.


- (tick) yes


- (tick) yes

Source repositories



Support Comment


client: 1.6-2.1.x

(tick) yes NOTE : Mercurial 2.1 has a bug that makes it incompatible with Bamboo. Please use Mercurial 2.1.1 or later.
client: 2.1.0 (error) no


with server 1.5-1.8

(tick) yes
  • Bamboo 4.2, and later versions, support Subversion 1.7, but use the Subversion 1.6 Workspace Format by default to keep backwards compatibility with older Subversion working copies. You can set the bamboo.svn.wc.format system property if your Bamboo plans need to use Subversion 1.7 commands as part of your build scripts. See Setting Bamboo to Support Subversion 1.7 Workspace Format for details.
  • Bamboo works with Subversion 1.8, and supports the 1.8 Workspace Format.


with client 1.7.9+

(tick) yes -



(tick) yes -


- (tick) yes -

Agents and custom images

Atlassian does not support custom elastic images. Consider customising the elastic agents started from your existing image instead. 

The requirements for agents and custom images are the following:





Oracle JDK

1.8 (tick) yes
1.7 (warning) deprecated


(error) no



(tick) yes
1.7 (warning) deprecated
1.6 (error) no

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