Setting up a PostgreSQL Database on Linux for JIRA
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:
Now we create a
jira PostgreSQL user for the user account that runs JIRA to connect as:
Connect and set up a PostgreSQL database
We can now connect as our
jira user and create a database.
Run the Setup Wizard
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