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JIRA and Oracle

This page has general notes on connecting JIRA to Oracle. It supplements the official Oracle installation documentation.

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  1. User avatar

    Kirill Frolov

    I've used ojdbc14.jar from Oracle client.

    The problem I've experienced is that it didn't wont to connect falling out with exception of "Locale not supported".

    It turned out that Regional Setting applet must use English on BOTH Regional Options AND Advanced tabs.

    Agter that change everything is quite ok.

    15 Apr 2008
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    Grunthos The Flatulent

    Here's an idea. Instead of putting this on your web page:

    We thus strongly recommend avoiding Oracle if you have any choice in the matter, for the benefit of all concerned. 

    How about coding a product that works properly with Oracle?

    This app has the issue working with Oracle .

    01 Oct 2008
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      Andrew Lui [Atlassian Technical Writer]

      Hi Grunthos,

      Thanks for your feedback on the documentation. Given the past experiences of our customers who have used Oracle, we must continue to strongly support this recommendation. However, you are quite correct in saying that this warning has been badly worded and can definitely be improved.

      I will update the page accordingly.

      Kind Regards,

      03 Oct 2008
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    Does anybody know whether the Oracle password can be encrypted in the server.xml file ?

    04 Sep 2009
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      TSD software

      This is required by most infrastructure or security managers. They don't like clear passwords in flat files ...

      If there is no other solution, could you give some arguments that help convince them ...


      04 Sep 2009
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        Mark Lassau [Atlassian]

        The Tomcat server needs a clear text password in order to make the DB connection.
        In theory, it could use two-way encryption to allow an encrypted password to be in server.xml, which it
        could decrypt in order to make the encryption.
        However, anyone with half a brain could also decrypt the password, so you just be led into a false sense of security.
        It is better to admit that the server.xml is a sensitive file, and make it clear that it needs to be protected.

        For more discussion see (eg) http://stackoverflow.com/questions/129160/how-to-avoid-storing-passwords-in-the-clear-for-tomcats-server-xml-resource-defi

        26 Mar 2010
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