Friday, February 26, 2010

Installing JIRA

The steps to install JIRA standalone on windows is listed below.
  1. Download the windows standalone version from
  2. Unzip the folder to anywhere you wish to have your Jira installation.
  3. You can start the JIRA by bin/startup.bat.
  4. It will start the JIRA server and you can access it through your web browser using http://localhost:8080. (By default, JIRA Standalone runs on port 8080)
  5. You should now see the Setup Wizard, which will take you through the brief setup procedure. You can find a guide from
  6. In order to complete the setup you need to have a License key for JiIRA. You can use a evaluation key which is generated by creating an account at Atlassian.!default.jspa?os_destination=%2Fmy%2Fjira%2FLicenses.jspa
  7. After the setup is completed successfully you can login to JIRA and use it through http://localhost:8080.

  1. If you are already using the port 8080 for any other service you have to change that port. (In my case my Liferay is also running on this port).
  2. You can find a good tutorial on how to change port here.
  3. This can be fixed by changing JIRA to use another port (eg. 8090). This is done by editing conf\server.xml.
The start of the file looks like:

  • Here, change "8005" to "8006", and change "8080" to "8090" (or some other free port)
  • If you change the port to 8090, you can access the Jira by http://localhost:8090.

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