Configuring Bamboo to start automatically on startup on Mac OS X

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Create .plist file

Here is an example of a .plist file that should be located in /Library/LaunchDaemons directory (let's call it com.atlassian.bamboo.plist). Make sure to use the needed username instead of 'USERNAME_RUNNING_BAMBOO' and specify the correct path to the (BAMBOO_INSTALLATION_PATH).

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "">
<plist version="1.0">




Install service

After putting com.atlassian.bamboo.plist file in /Library/LaunchDaemons, please run this command:

sudo launchctl load /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.atlassian.bamboo.plist

Uninstall service

Unload the service:

sudo launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.atlassian.bamboo.plist

Optionally the file /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.atlassian.bamboo.plist can be also removed

Extra options

Extra options can be configured as described in Creating Launch Daemons and Agents

Options like:

  • Standard error to a file
  • Standard out to a file

  • Restart the process in case it is stoped


Service load/unload logs can be found at /var/log/system.log.

The same mechanism can be used to start Bamboo remote agents.

Last modified on Oct 15, 2019

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