JIRA running on Mac OS X should only be used for evaluation purposes!
Mac OS X is not a supported operating system for the JIRA server because until recently no supported Oracle JDK and JRE (formerly Sun JDK and JRE) was available for this operating system. It is our view that the cost of supporting JIRA on OS X would be better spent fixing bugs and developing other requested features.
To install JIRA on Mac OS X, follow these steps:
Please ensure that you have installed a supported version of Java (see Supported Platforms) and set the JAVA_HOME.
To specify the location of your JIRA Home Directory:
bin/startup.sh to start JIRA.
JIRA will be launched in a black 'Tomcat' window (do not close this window). Wait until the startup messages have finished.
To access JIRA, go to your web browser and type this address: http://localhost:8080.
If JIRA does not appear, you may need to change the port that JIRA runs on.
See Running the Setup Wizard.