The 'JIRA installation directory' is the directory into which the JIRA application files and libraries have been unpacked (unzipped) when JIRA was installed. JIRA does not modify or store any data in this directory.
Important Files and Directories
This file tells JIRA where to find the JIRA Home Directory, as well as storing many other configuration settings . This file is modified by the administrator when installing JIRA Standalone (not using Windows installer) or Installing JIRA WAR-EAR.
This is the directory where plugins built on Atlassian's Plugin Framework 1 (i.e. 'Plugins 1' plugins) are stored. If you are installing a new 'Plugins 1' plugin, you will need to deploy it into this directory.
'Plugins 2' plugins should be stored in the JIRA Home directory.
JIRA's logging configuration file. See Logging and Profiling.
The actual log files generated by JIRA can be found in the following locations:
- JIRA application log —
- Application server log — generally the application server log file can be found under the
logsdirectory. However, this can vary depending on the application server you are running. Please see Where are the JIRA logs? for further details.
This file configures the OFBiz Entity Engine which JIRA uses to store persist data in a datasource. See Configuring the Entity Engine for JIRA.
This file is used for JIRA SSL configuration. See Running JIRA over SSL or HTTPS.
The file used to edit JAVA_OPTS memory settings will depend on the method used to install JIRA, as well as the operating system used for your installation.
For example, if you are running JIRA on Tomcat in Windows (manual startup), you would update the following file:
whereas for JIRA on Tomcat in Unix, you would update this file:
See Increasing JIRA Memory for further details.