Change the server timezone in Bitbucket Server

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This page covers how to change the server timezone used by the JVM


  • Locate the start script for the operating system in use (e.g. <Bitbucket installation dir>/bin/
  • Add the following to the JVM_SUPPORT_RECOMMENDED_ARGS line appending it to the current settings:

    -Duser.timezone=<selected timezone>
  • Restart Bitbucket

DescriptionChange the server timezone in Bitbucket Server
ProductBitbucket Server

Last modified on Aug 11, 2022

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