JIRA's Timestamp Doesn't Match the System Time

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This can occur from one of two reasons:

First Scenario:

Timestamps shown in the JIRA UI don't match the user's timezone but that of the server location. The timezone used is a JVM system property which defaults - unless specified - to that of the hosting operating system

It is not possible to localize the timezone on a per-user basis. It is possible to change the JVM timezone by setting the following JVM command line property: -Duser.timezone=<TZ>. Possible values are in the zoneinfo format (please see this list of zoneinfo time zones).

To set a command line option, see Setting properties and options on startup.

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Global organizations may consider setting the value to UTC.

Second Scenario:

JIRA's date/time may not have been updated after day light savings has taken affect - this is generally an issue with older versions of JAVA.

Upgrading JVM to the latest version will solve the problem. Please download the latest version from Java Download site.

For further reference, see the following document:

Last modified on Aug 30, 2014

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