Making Jira available publicly, what should I do to secure it?

I want to expose JIRA to the internet, What steps should I take to properly secure it? I have it running on the same machine as confluence with a reverse proxy using nginx A request to JIRA from the internet would pas through to reverse proxies. I was going to add a DNS record to redirect mydomain/JIRA to a high numbered port and have nginx proxy that to the machine running JIRA and morph the url to jira.mydomain.


Auth for JIRA is through my AD as well.

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Not an exhaustive list, but off the top of my head

  • Make sure you're on https, there's no question of that. 
  • If you allow sign-up, make sure you have "captcha" enabled (it's a compromised system, but still enough to dissuade a lot of simple attacks)
  • Check all your permission schemes for the use of the group "anyone", make sure it's appropriate, and never used for anything other than "browse project" (or you will be spammed)

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