Change JIRA server base URL

I installed Jira software server. It runs on link http://localhost:8080/ . Jira software already comes with tomcat. Which is running on tomcat 8.5. I want to access jira server with different URL without appending PORT number. example: http://myjira/ . How to do that??

Is that possible that i can access with any name (like http://myjira/ or http://jira )? I have installed only Jira software.

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hi Lay,

let me know which server os using (linux, or windows server)

using windows 10... installed on my pc

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You have two options

1.  Run Tomcat (the service which JIRA runs on) on port 80

2.  Run a proxy in front of JIRA (Apache, Nginx, IIS etc - these can all do it)

Most people prefer to do the second, for various reasons.

Can you provide some link or reference? which provides step by step... i already gone through https://confluence.atlassian.com/kb/proxying-atlassian-server-applications-with-apache-http-server-mod_proxy_http-806032611.html . But not getting how to configure that.

(It says if you already have some domain then you can run with context path like www.domain.com/jira... but i do not have any domain or any configuration)

Do i need to 1st install apache http server??

You can follow those instructions to get apache set up, and use the domain "myjira" for it if you want.

You will need to think about addressing - where does your browser go now when you type "http://myjira" into it?  You'll need to do something about that. 

If you're the only user and you're working on your machine, you can just put "myjira 127.0.0.1" into your hosts file.

But if you want other users to be able to use it, you will need to talk to your network people and get the JIRA server set up with a proper name.

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