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Configuring nginx as reverse proxy for Jira 7.10 with ssl

My Jira instance is running on a machine with IP, on port 8080 with a redirect to port 8443 (jks configured with a valid wildcard cert). This setup was tested and all was well.

Then, I introduced nginx (on a different server, to do reverse proxy. This listens on standard SSL port (also configured with a wildcard SSL certificate). But, when I try to access the site, the "Dashboard diagnostics: Mismatched URL Hostname" error shows up and my gadgets are not displayed. 

Can someone please help me configure the nginx and jira servers correctly?

Here are my current configs:


server {
listen 443;
ssl on;
ssl_certificate /etc/ssl/certs/cert_chain.crt;
ssl_certificate_key /etc/ssl/certs/wccert.key;
charset utf-8;
location /{
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Host $host;
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Server $host;
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;


and, the relevant portions of server.xml in jira server:

<Connector port="8080" maxThreads="150" minSpareThreads="25" connectionTimeout="20000" enableLookups="false"
maxHttpHeaderSize="8192" protocol="HTTP/1.1" useBodyEncodingForURI="true" redirectPort="8443"
acceptCount="100" disableUploadTimeout="true" bindOnInit="false" secure="true" scheme="https"
proxyName="" proxyPort="443"/>

<Connector port="8443" protocol="org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11NioProtocol"
maxHttpHeaderSize="8192" SSLEnabled="true"
maxThreads="150" minSpareThreads="25"
enableLookups="false" disableUploadTimeout="true"
acceptCount="100" scheme="https" secure="true"
clientAuth="false" sslProtocol="TLS" useBodyEncodingForURI="true"
keyAlias="tomcat" keystoreFile="/opt/atlassian/jira/certs/signedpcs12.jks" keystorePass='changeit' keystoreType="JKS" />

Base URL is setup as:


1 answer

Hi there Sri,

The proxy_pass must point to 8080 port instead of 8443, here you have some information about nginx integration.

Additionally, do you have imported the certificates to the Java's true-store?, you should run this command:

<JAVA_HOME>/bin/keytool -import -alias <server_name> -keystore <JAVA_HOME>/jre/lib/security/cacerts -file youtCertificate.crt

 The default password is "changeit"



Agreed - and I think importing cert to JIRA keystore resolves the gadget display issue too.

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