we are planning to upgrade our JIRA instance which is on 7.13 to version 8.13.2 and post the upgrade , we are planning to configre ssl with JIRA.
The atlassian document that i referred looks little confusing .Could you please let us know the steps of self signed ssl configuration with JIRA.
It would be really helpful.
when I did mine, I used let's encrypt SSL following these steps on ubuntu server and entering the details (i.e. my email address) on the prompts. I had apache httpd running and configured it via a proxy.
apt-get install python-certbot-apache
certbot --apache -d jira.example.com
We will be implementing SSL on the coming weekend. Our JIRA instance is a standalone JIRA installed on windows as JIRA service with IIS used as proxy . the certificates we will be getting are self signed certificate ,
Could you please let me know what all config changes we needt to do considering the server.xml or other fies , because this document looks little complicated .
The config changes you need to do for SSL on the Tomcat side are in that doc.
But you say you want to use IIS as a proxy, which is often done so you don't have to do SSL on the Tomcat. IIS does all the SSL work and then talks to Jira (with no-one else allowed to talk directly to Jira)
there are, indeed, several options. Based on experience the approach with a separate >Reverse Proxy< (for example, using Apache) works best:
The reverse proxy will be responsible for terminating the SSL connections.
There is also the option to do it in JVM directly - but from what I found during the years, this is a pain to configure.
Yes, even setting up a reverse proxy is not easy as typing one command in and everything would be running - but with some effort and some time considering how the configuration is meant to be, it is doable.
Which part of documentation do you especially find confusing?
Hi Daniel ,
My JIRA is configured with IIS as proxy and apache/tomcat is the application container . The self signed certificate will be provided to us by the server team. My query is how i can change http to https i.e. configure SSL on JIRA with this setup using the self signed certificate. I have referred Running JIRA applications over SSL or HTTPS | Administering Jira applications Data Center and Server 7.3 | Atlassian Documentation this document.
Could you please let me know if any changes needs to be done in server.xml file as the JIRA is standalone setup and i being the newbie in this configuration am totally unaware of the steps.
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