How To Install Jira on CentOS 7

Install Jira on CentOS 7

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Jira on CentOS 7 server. For those of you who didn’t know, Jira is a tool used for defect/issue/bug tracking and project management purpose. JIRA Core is the JIRA application that has both system and application functionalities. It helps an administrator to create a project, user, workflow, issue etc.

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Install Jira on CentOS 7

Step 1. First let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

yum clean all
yum -y update

Step 2. Installing Java.

JAVA is the first requirement for JIRA establishment. Verify you have JAVA SE 6 or Later form introduced in your framework:

sudo yum install java-1.8.0-openjdk
sudo yum install java-1.8.0-openjdk-devel

If installation is success, you see the following output:

$ java -version
openjdk version "1.8.0_201"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_281-b09)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 28.201-b09, mixed mode)

Step 3. Installing Jira on CentOS.

Download the latest JIRA Installer (.bin) file from the JIRA official page or given link to directory /opt:

cd /opt

Then, give the execute permission to .bin file and install JIRA:

chmod +a atlassian-jira-software-7.3.0-x64.bin

Step 4. Install MySQL.

The latest version of MySQL is version 8.0. To install it on your CentOS 7 server follow the steps below:

sudo yum localinstall

Install MySQL 8.0 package with yum:

sudo yum install mysql-community-server

Once the installation is completed, start the MySQL service and enable it to automatically start on boot with:

sudo systemctl enable mysqld
sudo systemctl start mysqld

Run the mysql_secure_installation command to improve the security of your MySQL installation:

sudo mysql_secure_installation

Step 5. Connectivity to JIRA with MySQL.

Create a database user for JIRA using following command:

$ mysql -u root -p
grant all privileges on jiradb.* to 'jira'@'%' identified by '';
flush privileges;

After you installing the JIRA, you require MySQL Connector driver. You can download either the .tar.gz or the .zip file from official site. Otherwise, you can use the following command:

cd /opt
tar -zxvf mysql-connector-java-5.1.35.tar.gz

Copy the MySQL JDBC driver jar file to the JIRA installation directory /opt/atlassian/jira/lib/:

cd /opt/mysql-connector-java-5.1.35
cp mysql-connector-java-5.1.35-bin.jar /opt/atlassian/jira/lib/

To restart Jira service:

cd /opt/atlassian/jira/bin/

Step 6. Configure firewall.

By default, it will be port 8080:

sudo firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=8080/tcp --permanent
sudo firewall-cmd --reload

Step 7. Accessing JIRA.

After you successful installation Jira, login URL is displayed and use it to login:


Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Jira. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Jira on CentOS 7 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Jira website.

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