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How to change Base URL? How to define if Jira configured to use a reverse proxy?

Taras Kuzmuk May 20, 2015


We have JIRA installed on, we need to shrink that URL to

I know we need to change a base URL in JIRA configuration from a webUI. But how do we change our current tomcat settings to reflect our requested url of I know it's being done somewhere in  server.xml file, but what exactly need to be changed there? I'm not sure if we have some kind of reverse proxy in place. I know JIRA was installed with whatever was in a package with JIRA out of the box, I can tell it's a Tomcat but not sure if it's working as a reverse proxy. Could you also please advice if it's working as a reverse proxy out of the box?

Thanks in advance!



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Renato Rudnicki Atlassian Team May 20, 2015

Hi Taras, 

To know if do you have a reverse proxy setup on JIRA, check your <jira-install-folder>/conf/server.xml and look for proxyName and proxyPort parameters. If there is, then you have a reverse proxy with JIRA. 

To enable HTTPS on JIRA, you need to change the baseURL and also enable the HTTPS connector on server.xml. 

I believe these documentations will help you. The first is related to reverse proxy and the second related to HTTPS with JIRA. 


Hope this helps.



Renato Rudnicki

Taras Kuzmuk Jun 02, 2015

Thanks alot, seems like we do as proxyName and proxyPort parameters were present in server.xml file.

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