Administrator access?

How do gain access into JIRA through Linux to change DB accounts/permissions?

Administrator left our firm and no one access into JIRA from an admin side.  Is there a workaround?  We should be able to login as it is authenticated through AD but denying us access.


any advice would be grateful!

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If you just want to change the database settings this is done in dbconfig.xml which is under your application-data/jira/-folder. This does not demand admin access, only root to the box where it's deployed. You need to shut down jira, edit the file, and restart JIRA again.


Thank you.

I have little experience with this so i have a follow-up question.  Is there a guide to running the SQL queries in general with Jira?

Generally, don't.  The database is not built for reporting (and you certainly can't write to it), and reading the database is a last resort.  It's better to use the API.

As an example, "show me an issue" is a click leading to an issue display in the UI.  It's two lines of REST call (one if you're happy sending username/password over the network).  It averages 18 tables joined if you do it with SQL.

The real question is, how do we even connect to the db?

Use whatever database tools that come with the database you're running.

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