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Java question pertaining to Jira and all Atlassian apps Edited

Since Atlassian apps require Java and some come with it and some don't ( jira self-contained) confluence|bitbucket|...  you need to install it and it's sometimes confusing. I've looked for best practices and find lots of irrelevant answers pertaining to this other than "you can change your java to ..."

So this becomes annoying when you have to go and register certs for application linking. The last time I did it I had certs in the on the jdk1.8 that was installed into RHEL 7 and others pointing to the apps. 

whats the best practice install java create the java home and then set all your apps to the standard java install? I'm inclined to do that in case other people need to work on the app's config or if there are new keys to add.  Maybe its in the install guides but I have looked pretty thoroughly and haven't found a good answer

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Dario Atlassian Team Oct 08, 2019

Hi @seiberte ,

There are no best practices docs available on this since it really depends on the individual needs (and technical skills).

Indeed, even if there are some installation best practices pages available like, for example, the "JIRA Installation Recommendations", Not much is mentioned on this topic.

 

On the other hand, as written in the Installing Jira applications on Linux from archive file documentation page:

This method gives you the most control over the installation process.

 

In your case, having different products installed on the same machine, it can make sense to have all of them using the same JVM. 

This is what I use to do as well, having a lot of different Jira versions installed on the same machine for testing purposes, I install the chosen JDK only once and then I only download the .tar.gz (that does not include any jvm) for each product.

I hope this helps.

 

Cheers,
Dario

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