Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in
It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

Switch from HTTP to HTTPS

Hi Experts,

I have a JIRA server-core instance that is running internally with HTTP.  We want to move away from unsecure URL's to using a wildcard SSL cert of ours. 

For example: 

What is the simplest way of doing this?  I am currently trying to change server.xml to make this work but i must be doing something wrong because whenever I try updating things here Jira refuses to startup.  I have a * wildcard SSL cert in pfx, crt, and .key formats using OpenSSL.


1 answer

0 votes
DPK J Community Leader Nov 18, 2019

@JonathanWelcome to the community!

It is a great move. Using HTTP in today's age is not a great choice for an organization. Coming to the problem in hand,

  • The best way to do this is by using reverse proxy server,
    • You install reverse proxy server (like Nginx or Apache HTTPD)
    • And proxy setting that redirect all incoming request to Jira.
  • This way you don't have to change anything in your Jira configuration, (this is also very helpful when you upgrade Jira)
  • Also, you can block access on port 8080 from outside world, and just allow people to connect of 443 (default https port) and also redirect port 80 to 443.
  • Using reverse proxy will also ensure that you don't have to add certificates to every application in organization, and you can store it at single place

Here are some references,

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published in Jira

Do you use Jira Cloud with Microsoft Teams?

Hi, Jira users! Do you use Jira alongside Microsoft Teams? We want to hear how you’ve used the power of Jira Cloud and Microsoft Teams (via the Jira Cloud for Microsoft Teams app) to achieve a team...

456 views 2 6
Read article

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you