To install JIRA Standalone on UNIX/Linux, follow these steps:
Before you begin
Please ensure that you have installed Java and set JAVA_HOME.
1. Download and Install JIRA Standalone
- Download the JIRA Standalone TAR (.GZ) file here.
- Unzip the downloaded file. Avoid the Solaris default tar utility! On Solaris, please use GNU tar to unpack JIRA in order to handle long filenames. Do not use the Solaris default tar utility.
2. Set JIRA HomeTo specify the location of your JIRA Home Directory:
- Edit the
jira-application.propertiesfile (see the JIRA Installation Directory page to find where this file is located), add a 'jira.home' property and set it to your desired location for the JIRA home directory.
Please note that you cannot use the same JIRA home directory for multiple instances of JIRA. We recommend that you do not specify your JIRA home directory to be inside your installation directory, to prevent information from being accidentally lost during major operations (e.g. backing up and restoring instances).
3. Start JIRA
bin/startup.sh. Wait until the following message appears in the application's log file:
To access JIRA, go to your web browser and type this address: http://localhost:8080.
Note: Logs will be written to
4. Run the Setup Wizard
- See JIRA 101 to start creating Projects, creating Users, and customising your JIRA instance.
- If you like to set up JIRA Standalone to start automatically every time you restart your computer, please see Starting JIRA Standalone automatically on Linux.
- By default, JIRA Standalone uses the standard Tomcat port (i.e. 8080). If you need another application to run on that port, either now or in the future, please see Changing JIRA Standalone's port.
- As part of its installation process, JIRA Standalone automatically installs, configures and connects itself to an HSQLDB database. This is fine for evaluation purposes, however HSQLDB is prone to data corruption. For production installations, we strongly recommend that you connect JIRA to an external database.