Can't access JIRA standalone localhost:8080

I recently installed the JIRA standalone product for my mac, and have been trying to access the ui through localhost:8080 to no avail. it just cant access it no matter what i try. thanks for any help

this is the output:

            [jira symbol here]     

Detecting JVM PermGen support...

PermGen switch is supported. Setting to 384m


If you encounter issues starting or stopping JIRA, please see the Troubleshooting guide at



Server startup logs are located in /opt/atlassian-jira-6.4.14-standalone/logs/catalina.out

Using CATALINA_BASE:   /opt/atlassian-jira-6.4.14-standalone

Using CATALINA_HOME:   /opt/atlassian-jira-6.4.14-standalone

Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: /opt/atlassian-jira-6.4.14-standalone/temp

Using JRE_HOME:        /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_141.jdk/Contents/Home

Using CLASSPATH:       /opt/atlassian-jira-6.4.14-standalone/bin/bootstrap.jar:/opt/atlassian-jira-6.4.14-standalone/bin/tomcat-juli.jar

Using CATALINA_PID:    /opt/atlassian-jira-6.4.14-standalone/work/

Tomcat started.

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What do you get when you visit localhost:8080, and what do the JIRA logs say is going wrong?  (Look in jira-home/logs)

i get a local host page cannot be found. as for jira logs, there are none. these are the logs that are present:







If there are no application logs in <jira home>/logs, then the application is not even starting within Tomcat.

Read the catalina.out to find out why.

ah i think i didnt set a home. but i just set jira.home = /opt/jira-home (new empty folder) in and it still registers that i have no jira.home. am i doing this right?

The file has to live in, um, jira-home (and hence it can't define the jira home)

Try <jira-install>/atlassian-jira/WEB-INF/classes/

Success!!! thank you !!

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