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Run jira as a service in linux

how do we run Jira as a service in rhel 7. so even after server reboot Jira starts automatically . I have setup Jira using the archive file. please help on this

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Daniel Eads Atlassian Team Aug 28, 2018

Hi Padmasree,

Red Hat / CentOS 7 uses systemd which doesn't use the chkconfig command anymore. The .bin installer will configure Jira automatically, but as you installed from the archive you'll need to follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your Red Hat 7 server
  2. Run the following commands to create a service config:
    sudo touch /lib/systemd/system/jira.service
    sudo chmod 664 /lib/systemd/system/jira.service
  3. Open the file for editing (I prefer vim - use whatever text editor you're comfortable with)
    sudo vim /lib/systemd/system/jira.service
  4. Paste the config below to create the service file. Note that if you installed somewhere other than /opt/atlassian, you'll need to modify the file paths accordingly. If you used a different user than jira, you'll need to update the User line.
    Description=Atlassian Jira


  5. Enable the service and start it
    sudo systemctl daemon-reload
    sudo systemctl enable jira.service
    sudo systemctl start jira.service

Jira is now running as a systemd service and will start when the server starts. If you need to stop or restart the service, just do so with the systemctl command from now on:

  • sudo systemctl stop jira.service
  • sudo systemctl start jira.service
  • sudo systemctl restart jira.service


Boss. I have treied above scripts in multiple environments..Its not working.

It looks fully documentation not updated.

Hi Dave,

I just read the document, will sudo /sbin/chkconfig --add Jira work on rhel 7


I am not a RHEL specialist but i don't see why not. Atlassian performs all testing on Centos.

A quick google search on centos vs RHEL tells me 

CentOS is a community-developed and supported alternative to RHEL. It is similar to Red Hat EnterpriseLinux but lacks the enterprise-level support. CentOS is more or less a free replacement for RHEL with few minor configuration differences. It comes with extended support lifecycle ranging from 6 to 7 years



Hi Dave,

when I try sudo /sbin/chkconfig --add Jira . I get error service Jira does not support chkconfig. please help

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That's because the script is missing this

#chkconfig: 2345 80 05

just add it at the top of the file, then you can run chkconfig, in fact, if you ever get a message saying does not support chkconfig just add 

#chkconfig: 2345 80 05

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