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The reasoning behind port 8080

Dirk Ronsmans Community Leader Dec 18, 2019

This is something that has been "bothering" me for a while and I just can't seem to find a clear answer for it.


What is the reasoning behind JIRA using port 8080 instead of the default 80 (HTTP-non S)?

I can understand this being needed in a multi tenant environment but other than that it just doens't make sense in my mind to use 8080 as a default port.

What's everybody's take on this? Are you actually using port 8080 (and perhaps using a reverse proxy to redirect) or did you change it to a more common sense 80/433?


Would you love to hear your thoughts on this.

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on Linux all ports below 1024 are privileged & need some extra configuration.


We use port 8009 via AJP with an Apache HTTPD reserve proxy to handle all the SSL/TLS stuff.



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Dirk Ronsmans Community Leader Jan 07, 2020


That clears things up. I'm working mainly in a windows environment and there we don't really need to take this in to account.


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