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How do I disable TLS 1.0 and 1.1 for port 8443?


Hello and thank you for taking my question!


I'm a junior infrastructure specialist and I am trying to disable TLS 1.0 and 1.1.

We put in the slProtocol="TLSv1.2" in the $Catalina Home server.xml file but both tls 1.0 and tls 1.2 are showing up on port 8443.

I've tried to edit the xml file but if I change the connector, the server won't start.

I see there are 2 connector ports - that could be the issue?

I saved this on my desktop and edited the format so i could fit it all in the screenshot.

I am new to server.xml and I believe I'm almost there just need some guidance. I will attach screenshots with my server.xml file.


Thank you


2 answers

Hello Megan, I ran into and had to fix the same problem myself. The issue is that the TLS connection header that gets pushed out in the JIRA server.xml uses the old Tomcat 5&6 format, and newer versions of JIRA use Tomcat 8.

When I first tried simply setting the sslProtocol to v1.2, our security scans (using Tenable) still showed the JIRA instance offering 1.0 and 1.1.


To fix it, I replaced sslProtocol with the supported Tomcat tag sslEnabledProtocols and then cycled the website.


NOTE: This is all without a proxy.

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Daniel Ebers Community Leader Jan 16, 2021

Hi @Megan Larson

welcome to the Atlassian Community!

I believe the most important question is if there is a reverse proxy (IIS, Apache or nginx) running in front of Jira - in that case the configuration would have been to adjusted there.

In all other cases (especially if there is no reverse-proxy) the following guide should sort out things:

If it is then still offering TLS 1.0/1.1 please let us know - perhaps any further debug can then happen from the remote (although tricky).


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