right now I can only start Jira logged in as root and using sh /opt/atlassian/jira/bin/catalina.sh run

I'm sure its permissions, because if I try the same as the user when jira was installed 'jira1' it does not start. so I'd like some reference as to what I can do to resolve this so jira1 can start jira.

also I would have to leave this ssh session running to keep jira running, which I don't really want to.

I would like to have a script to run at system start that would start Jira for me.

I found this:


which is a file called jira1 in /etc/init.d, but that didn't seem to work either and I'm not sure where logs would be telling me at what step the start has failed.

this is the file jira1:

#!/bin/sh -e

# JIRA startup script

#chkconfig: 2345 80 05

#description: JIRA

# Define some variables

# Name of app ( JIRA, Confluence, etc )


# Name of the user to run as


# Location of application's bin directory


# Location of Java JDK

export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun

case $1 in

# Start command


echo Starting $APP

/bin/su -m $USER -c cd $BASE/logs && $BASE/bin/startup.sh &> /dev/null


# Stop command


echo Stopping $APP

/bin/su -m $USER -c $BASE/bin/shutdown.sh &> /dev/null

echo $APP stopped successfully


# Restart command


$0 stop

sleep 5

$0 start



echo Usage: /etc/init.d/$APP {start|restart|stop}

exit 1



exit 0

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There should be a 'jira1' user on your system which was created by the Jira setup. This user has to have some rights in the Jira Home and Installation Directory.

Just take a look there - maybe the files are belonging to the 'jira' user without the '1'.

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