I have just downloaded "atlassian-jira-software-7.3.7-x64.bin" to my Linux virtual server and followed the installation details for an evaluation installation according to this documentation:
I am stuck now in the middle of step 3 "Set up your JIRA application". I called the Jira installation at http://<my-private-server>:8080 and get now to substep 3 which tells me:
"Follow the prompts to generate a license for the JIRA application you want to try, and apply it to your new installation. ".
I could successfully generate an evaluation license but I cannot apply it. There is no "Apply" or "Next" link or button or anything else. I get offered three options:
"Buy" - not what I want right now; I want to evaluate it first
"Download Server" - I did this already - the server is up and running already and sent me right here.
What am I missing? I am looking forward for your help.
thanks for your very fast reply. Actually, the new Jira installation does not show me a form where it asks me for the license file.
When I open the URL of the server installation it presents me with this page:
Since I have an evaluation environment I choose the first option and follow "Continue to MyAtlassian". This is where I created my evaluation license on the fly. Now I expected to be either sent back to my server via a 302 redirect (since I jump off to myatlassian page with a redirect URL parameter) or I expect a button that triggers a redirect. This option is missing.
When I navigate to the URL of my JIRA server installation, I see the same screen again as above. So I am stuck here and don't see how I get the license to my server. Actually, the official documentation from Jira tells me the following:
Follow the prompts to generate a license for the JIRA application you want to try, and apply it to your new installation.
Unfortunately, it leaves open, what "apply it" means. Am I supposed to download the license and upload it to the server somewhere?
I have just tried the same, and I get the following message after creation of the license:
After clicking "Yes", the license was installed to my local Jira.
But this was on a Windows machine.
Maybe you can try the second option and enter the license manually.
As far as I understood, the second option implies that you have to configure a lot of things and need a separate database installation which Jira would rely on. I wanted to avoid that extra effort. May be, I try this path nevertheless.
Next to the OS I see the difference between your setup and mine that you have installed it on localhost while I have a private virtual server on a remote machine. Since this is a headless system with ssh access only I can't start a browser there and access localhost:8080.
Many thanks for your help,
Following the "I'll set it up myself" path I was finally able to setup the server. Luckily this path offered the choice between using a separate database and have Jira create an H2 instance. Funnily, this created a new ServerID and so I had to create a new evaluation license to get things done.
Nevertheless, I think it is a bug that the first path sends the user into this dead end street.
Again, thank you very much for your help, Thomas.
I upvoted your first answer but did not accept this as the solution since the problem (the bug?) still prevails. I opened a ticket with Atlassian support for it and will close it with the remark that the second path was viable.
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