Install on Windows Server Best Practices

By default atlassian products install by Windows Administrator.

But it may be safer to create individual users?

For example:

  • atlassianjira for JIRA
  • atlassianstash for STASH
  • atlassianbamboo for BAMBOO
  • etc

Does that make sense?

3 answers

5 votes
Pedro Souza Atlassian Team Nov 28, 2014

Hi Andrej,

We strongly recommend to use an individual and dedicated user for JIRA Service, and any other Atlassian Application installed in the Server.


You can find more information on how to change the user on Windows in the page below:


For more information about creating a dedicated user account and defining which directories this account should have write access to, refer to our guidelines


Pedro Souza.

What advantages such settings?

4 votes
Renjith Pillai Community Champion Nov 29, 2014

Andrej, don't mind this answer. The best practice for installing JIRA on Windows will be use Linux instead of Windows.

There is nothing additional over why you want to have separate accounts for any application.   It limits security exposures.

Example. Hacked Jira. It runs under the user Jira. But if Stash work under the user Stash than GIT data will be safe. This is the main idea? But! If activated Crowd with auto login? From hacked Jira hackers can kidnap cookies and substitute them in Stash. And download source code. All right?

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