JIRA SSL and Apache Http


We are going to install JIRA. This will be a pure intranet application. Have the following questions.

  1. Is SSL required for intranet application?
  2. I think we can implement SSL in JIRA without using Apache Http Server - is that correct?
  3. If i want the users to access the application using some standard url and not with https://<ip><port>, can i do that without Apache?


Thanks and Regards,



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  1. Not required, but always recommended.
  2. Yes, see https://confluence.atlassian.com/jira/running-jira-over-ssl-or-https-124008.html
  3. Yes, you can change the port JIRA runs on to 443 in the server.xml for Tomcat - strictly that doesn't mean you don't need the port, but systems will assume port 443 when you say https://somewhere/myjira

Oops, I forgot - on point 3, you're going to need to fiddle with permissions to enable Tomcat to listen on a port below 1024 if you're on Linux

Thanks Nic. On point 3, if we use Apache Http server, then i think we can still run JIRA on port 8080 and enable SSL on Apache Http. Is that correct and recommened approach? We are on Linux.

Yes, if you use Apache in front of JIRA, it makes things easier, and it's a recommended setup as well. Ideally, you run JIRA on 8080 without SSL, and firewall it off from the network. Then you run Apache, with SSL enabled, and a reverse proxy to the local JIRA. Apache does all the encryption work and Tomcat can get on with running JIRA for you.

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