The latest official documentation on configuring JIRA with PostgreSQL can be found in the Connecting JIRA to PostgreSQL guide.
This is a step-by-step supplement guide for setting up your PostgreSQL database for JIRA on Ubuntu. However, the various procedures described below can be adapted (or may be applicable) to other Linux distributions too.
Set up PostgreSQL and create a user
PostgreSQL is very easy to set up on Ubuntu:
user:~$ sudo apt-get install postgresql-8.4 postgresql-client-8.4
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
* Starting PostgreSQL 8.2 database server [ OK ]
Now we create a
jira PostgreSQL user for the user account that runs JIRA to connect as:
user:~$ sudo su - postgres
postgres:~$ createuser -P jira
Enter password for new role:
Enter it again:
Shall the new role be a superuser? (y/n) n
Shall the new role be allowed to create databases? (y/n) y
Shall the new role be allowed to create more new roles? (y/n) n
Connect and set up a PostgreSQL database
We can now connect as our
jira user and create a database.
user:~$ sudo su - jira
jira:~$ createdb jiradb
Run the Setup Wizard
Point a browser at http://localhost:8080/, and set up JIRA as described in the Setup Wizard.