How to install JIRA Software server 7.4.1 with SSL and nginx proxy? Multiple warnings and errors! Edited


@Nic Brough [Adaptavist] pointed out, that the proxy setup should come after installation of JIRA.

I had some issues with this way back in my beginning with JIRA so I did not use this approach at first.

Now I ended up in doing so and discovered no issues at all. It works all fine now!


I have the following environemnt:

  • Debian 9 Stretch
  • PostgreSQL 9.6 (from Debian repository)
  • nginx 1.12.1 (from repository)
  • TAR.GZ file for JIRA Software server 7.4.1

I have tried the following installation documents in the following order:

    I did not start JIRA in this step! Need to setup proxy first.
    I did not start JIRA in this step! There are missing parameters for the connectors.
    I did not start JIRA in this step! Updated the missing SSL parameters for the connectors.

I tried to start JIRA:

sudo -u jira /jira/bin/ -fg

I received a bunch of warnings and errors and the process got finally crashed.

The full error log can be reviewed here:

I would like to point out some parts of the log but I hit some database field character limit, Atlassian Community throws some error without any highlight. This is my 20th try to submitting this issue. :(

Here is my server.xml:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Server port="5900" shutdown="SHUTDOWN">
<Listener className="org.apache.catalina.startup.VersionLoggerListener" />
<Listener className="org.apache.catalina.core.AprLifecycleListener" SSLEngine="on" />
<Listener className="org.apache.catalina.core.JreMemoryLeakPreventionListener" />
<Listener className="org.apache.catalina.mbeans.GlobalResourcesLifecycleListener" />
<Listener className="org.apache.catalina.core.ThreadLocalLeakPreventionListener" />
<Service name="Catalina">
<!-- Nginx Proxy Connector -->
<Connector port="5901"
proxyName="" proxyPort="80"/>
<!-- Nginx Proxy Connector with https -->
<Connector port="5902"
proxyName="" proxyPort="443"
SSLEnabled="true" scheme="https" secure="true"
sslEnabledProtocol="TLSv1.2" clientAuth="false" sslProtocol="TLSv1.2"
keyAlias="mycert" keystoreType="JKS" keystoreFile="/jira/keystore" keystorePass="changeit"/>
<Engine name="Catalina" defaultHost="localhost">
<Host name="localhost" appBase="webapps" unpackWARs="true" autoDeploy="true">
    <Context path="/jira" docBase="${catalina.home}/atlassian-jira" reloadable="false" useHttpOnly="true">
     <Resource name="UserTransaction" auth="Container" type="javax.transaction.UserTransactiofactory="org.objectweb.jotm.UserTransactionFactory" jotm.timeout="60"/>
<Manager pathname=""/>
<JarScanner scanManifest="false"/>
<Valve className="org.apache.catalina.valves.AccessLogValve" pattern="%a %{}r %{jira.request.username}r %t &quot;%m %U%q %H&quot; %s %b %D &quot;%{Referer}i&quot; &quot;%{User-Agent}i&quot; &quot;%{}r&quot;"/>

How to install JIRA Software server 7.4.1 for a nginx proxy with SSL setup?

PS: Pasting in the Code block still removes all the indention! :(

To Atlassian: Stop cutting off your support and force payed users to use Atlassian Community while it is beta quality at tops. So many bugs which - for me - makes it unusable.

Edit2: After changing the protocol to "org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11NioProtocol" I got the other issue "Not implemented for JIRA bootstrap time":

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Generally, I'll recommend starting JIRA and checking that it responds locally before starting to set up the proxies.  But I don't think that would have told you much this time (it would have worked)

I think the problem is that you've missed the notes on the protocol - have another look at the red warning panel at the top of the link in your step 3 - it applies to 7.3 and 7.4


And I hit the other issue:

"Not implemented for JIRA bootstrap time"

But you are right. I missed it this time. But I try to install JIRA for 3 days 8 hours a day now. I ran this process for at least 50 times.

Edit: The issue with installing JIRA without proxy is that once installed without proxy it will never work 100% after migration to proxy setup. At least back then with JIRA 7.0.

Eh?  I've installed JIRA many many times without a proxy and then put it behind one.  Given that these installations are all working fine behind their respective proxies, that statement is demonstrably wrong.

Ok, so I've installed it a lot over the last 15 years, and run into the same problems because I still miss stuff, but I've never had to install it more than a couple of times in one place.

@Nic Brough [Adaptavist]. I will try your approach of installing without a proxy and migrating to the proxy setup.

I did not give that a try at first since I had no luck at all with this solution in 3 years. But since you got managed it I must have failed epicly ;)

@Nic Brough [Adaptavist] It works without any issues. Thank you for pointing out your process again!

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