configure Jira with port 80


i tried to configure my new Jira server with port 80 http://localhost i run config.bat and edit the port number , save and restart Jira service and it's not work for me.

i run netstat -a i saw the it's already listen to port 80 what i can do ?


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Hi Shlomi,

I would recommend taking a look at your <jira-install>/logs/catalina.out for any possible errors during startup.

Also, for reference take a look at this page's+TCP+Ports



hi Pelle

i take a look in the logs folder

"SEVERE: Failed to initialize connector [Connector[HTTP/1.1-80]]
LifecycleException: Protocol handler initialization failed: java.lang.Exception: Socket bind failed: [730013] An attempt was made to access a socket in a way forbidden by its access permissions. "

what this error ?

Hello Shlomi,

I think you are facing this problem because the port 80 is already in use by another application. But since youhave tried to run netstat and it showed that it's listening to JIRA. Then, can you try to change the port number to another number, for example 8080 or 8082 and see if the problem still persists?

Looking forward to hear from you. :)

If it still not working, can you open your server.xml and check whether the port is changed there? It should look something like the following:

<Server port="8005" shutdown="SHUTDOWN">
<Service name="Catalina">
<Connector port="8080"
maxHttpHeaderSize="8192" maxThreads="150" minSpareThreads="25" maxSpareThreads="75"
enableLookups="false" redirectPort="8443" acceptCount="100" connectionTimeout="20000" disableUploadTimeout="true" />
Make sure that the Connector port is the correct one that you put in JIRA Configuration Tools.


sorry , it wasn't clearly i wanted to change my TCP port from port 8080 (it works) to port 80 and the port probably used by another application, how i can know which application use port 80 ? and how i can configure Jira that will use port 80?


Hey again Shlomi,

Well, there are some issues when you try to use JIRA with the port 80, because it's used by HTTP (your internet browser). I think that's why you are having this issue.

Hmm, May I know what do you want to acheive by changing the port to 80? Maybe I can help to find a work-around or something. :)


because i migrate from old Jira server that used with port 80 and all the users are know the tandard port 80 as Jira server address.


are running it on Unix server? If yes, then you need to start JIRA as root in order to successfully bind the port.

NO , windows server 2008 x64


hmm, that's odd...

Okay, try this, run netstat -o in your command prompt. A sample output will be:

Active Connections

  Proto  Local Address          Foreign Address        State      PID
After that, To determine what executable is running as a process ID, open Windows Task Manager and switch to the Processes tab. Look for the PID that has the number 2636 in this case, and stop it. After that re-start JIRA and check if the problem still persists or not.


thanks , i tried but it's not work.

first , i run netstat -o and didn't see any port 80 as LISTEN after i change Jira port configuration to 80 and run again netstat -o and got

U:\>netstat -o

Active Connections

Proto Local Address Foreign Address State PID
TCP taw171303:55243 TIME_WAIT 0
TCP taw171303:57325 ESTABLISHED 624

but it's NOT work for me , i'm NOT sure that i can make share TCP port 80 with another application.


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