Making JIRA only available at Subdomain, but not at Port 8080

I installed JIRA on my server, port 8080. worked, so I followed the instructions on make it available at

JIRA now is available at jira.domain.comBUT also on

Disabling port 8080 via iptables -D INPUT -p tcp --dport 8080 -j DROP also disables the functionality of

Does anybody know how to solve this issue?

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Pedro Cora Atlassian Team Jan 15, 2014


You can configure JIRA to run on port 80, which will not require you to specify the port when loading JIRA on the browser.

For more details, check this doc:'s+TCP+Ports

Furthermore, if running JIRA straight at this port is not feasible, then you can integrate JIRA with Apache and use it as a reverse proxy. More details at


thanks for your answer.

I can't change the port to 80 because there's a webserver running on port 80 on the same system.

I integrated JIRA in Apache and used it as a reverse proxy.

My only problem is, that :8080 is still reachable, I just want to block access to, but leave jira.domain.comavailable.

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Have you added the proxyName and proxyPort properties in server.xml? It should redirect to those values even if the user accesses it on 8080.

I'm trying to describe my problem again:

Currently it is like this:> website opening> JIRA opening -> JIRA opening

But I want it to be like this:> website opening> JIRA opening -> nothing opening, just like the port is not used

How to achieve this?

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