Websudo is disabled after migration from JIRA cloud to JIRA server

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After migrating from JIRA Cloud to JIRA Server, Secure Administrator Sessions are disabled. When you go to the administrator page section it does not ask for your password again. 


  • Run below SQL query. This will return one entry if exist in JIRA database, list down the ID # which will be needed under workaround section. If no results return, DO NOT perform the workaround. NOTE: Even editing the  jira-config.properties file with jira.websudo.is.disabled = false (or toggling it between false and true) does not enable the Secure Administrator session login prompt.
select * from propertyentry where property_key like '%websudo%';

Example Output:

  id   |   entity_name   | entity_id |       property_key       | propertytype
 10044 | jira.properties |         1 | jira.websudo.is.disabled |            1


JIRA database data came from cloud instance will have this entry jira.websudo.is.disabled property and propertytype set to 1(True) in DB propertyentry  table.


Always back up your data before performing any modifications to the database. If possible, test any alter, insert, update, or delete SQL commands on a staging server first.

Perform below steps if you get a result from above SQL query and propertytype is 1.

  1.  Shutdown JIRA
  2. Run below SQL query to update the propertytype  value from 1 (T) to 0 (F). Replace <ID> below with the correct ID(above example would be 10044).

    UPDATE propertyentry set propertytype=0 where id=<ID>;
  3. Start JIRA
  4. Log-in to JIRA and verify the change under Administration -> System Info page, search for jira.websudo.is.disabled property and value should show as false.



JRA-44554 - Cannot enable Secure Administrator Sessions after Cloud Migration.


Last modified on Aug 31, 2016

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