How to set up new JIRA and tomcat on brand new server?

So I got the new server and ready to install JIRA with tomcat apache. I need to know step to step process.( I dont need details but need to know what goes first and whats next) 

Required: I need to run it on https

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Download the version of JIRA (or JIRA Software, or JIRA Service Desk) that you want.

Run the installation

Decide if you want to do  https in Tomcat (not recommended) or use a proxying web-server to do it for you (strongly recommended), and follow the guide for that.

For the install (You may need a different one if you're on Windows or something else, or want a different version of JIRA, although the principles are the same)

For Tomcat SSL, try and for Apache, see

Thanks Nic, I do have production and test instances running on different servers for https in tomcat. configured by someone else. 

what is the reason behind not recomending https in tomcat? 

It's limited in flexibility and imposes extra load on the Tomcat that's already loaded by running JIRA.

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Hi Amit,

Installing JIRA is fairly easy. You will first need to consider how large you believe your instance will be in the future and what database you will use.  In regards to the size of the instance, here is the JIRA Sizing Guide.  As your instance grows you can refer to it for your instance's memory needs.

You'll want to setup your database first.  You'll need to make sure you are using a supported database for the version of JIRA you're using and here is the Connecting JIRA Applicatons to a database guide for the database you chose to use.

Once you have done that:

  1. Download the current installer for your operating system.  You can also download previous versions by clicking All Server Versions on the bottom right.
  2. Follow the installation instructions for your operating system.

Finally, here is a link to the Administering JIRA Server 7.3 applications start page. On the top right you will see a drop down that will let you choose past versions of JIRA if you chose to install a previous version.  You should be able to find topics broken down into sections that will help you administer JIRA going forward.






Thanks for your quick response. I do have enterprise level license.  I do use windows server 2012.

I do have Prod and QA instances already running and they are using AD for users using LDAP and exisiting DB. I just have to configure new instance to the same DB.

Anything I need to follow or keep in mind to avoid errors/mistakes? 




Hi Amit,

As long as you follow the supported platforms guide and setup the db per Connecting JIRA Applicatons to a database guide the you should be fine.  Keep the JIRA Sizing guide handy for when your instance starts to take on more load and you should be set!



Thanks Branden

No problem Amit!

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