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of Bamboo, or visit the latest Bamboo documentation.

This page describes the supported platforms for Bamboo 5.5.x.

See also Bamboo best practice - system requirements.

Key: (tick) = Supported; (error) = Not Supported




Oracle JDK

(error) 1.8

(tick) 1.7

(tick) 1.6

(error) 1.5

For the 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.

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 DOS 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.

Note that your agents can build software with any JDK version. You only need to run the agent and server using a supported JDK.
(error) 1.8: Bamboo does not currently support Java JDK 1.8. See BAM-14426 for more information.

(error) Bamboo does NOT support OpenJDK 1.6.


(error) 1.8

(tick) 1.7

(error) 1.6

Operating Systems



Microsoft Windows


Bamboo is a pure Java application and should run on any platform, provided all the JDK requirements are satisfied.

If you are using Linux/UNIX: A dedicated user should be created to run Bamboo, as Bamboo runs as the user it is invoked under and therefore can potentially be abused. Here is an example of how to create a dedicated user to run Bamboo in Linux:
$ sudo /usr/sbin/useradd --create-home --home-dir /usr/local/bamboo --shell /bin/bash bamboo



Solaris(tick) with Java JDK 1.7.x

Apple Mac OS X


Application Servers



Apache Tomcat

(tick) 7.0.x (bundled version only)

We only support the Tomcat version included in the standalone bundle. This means we do not support running the Bamboo WAR in your own Tomcat installation.




(tick) 5.x with JDBC Connector/J 5.1

(error) 5.0.x



(tick) 9.x + with PostgreSQL Driver 9.3.x

(tick) 8.x + with PostgreSQL Driver 8.4.x


Microsoft SQL Server

(tick) 2008 with JTDS 1.2.2

(tick) 2005 with JTDS 1.2.2



(tick) 11G with Oracle 11.2.x

(error) 10G



(tick) (for 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



Microsoft Internet Explorer

(tick) 11

(tick) 10

(tick) 9

(error) 8


Mozilla Firefox

(tick) Latest stable version supported



(tick) Latest stable version supported



(tick) Latest stable version supported

Source Repositories




(tick) client: 1.6-2.1.x

(error) client: 2.1.0

NOTE : Mercurial 2.1 has a bug that makes it incompatible with Bamboo. Please use Mercurial 2.1.1 or later.


(tick) with server 1.5-1.8

  • 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.


(tick) with client 1.7.9+









Please note, Atlassian does not support custom elastic images. Consider customising the elastic agents started from your existing image instead. See Creating a custom elastic image.

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