Where to put the robots.txt file on standalone confluence or jira?

I would like to know when I should put the robots.txt file on Jira or Confluence standalone instances.

Assume that in this case I do not have a webserver in from of these instances and that they are running in the root directory of the domain, like: "jira.example.com" as opposed to a subdirectory.

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David Simpson Community Champion Sep 03, 2012

Google says:

Instructions For Standalone Editions On Their Own Domain

  1. Open your Confluence install directory and save the appropriate file as \confluence\robots.txt. For example c:\confluence-2.5.4-std\confluence\robots.txt
  2. Visit your Confluence domain and confirm that the robots.txt is now accessible in the root directory. For example, if your domain is http://confluence.atlassian.com then the file should be accessible at http://confluence.atlassian.com/robots.txt

From: https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DISC/Prevent+Search+Engine+Indexing+Using+Robots.txt

See also: https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Using+robots.txt+to+hide+from+Search+Engines

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