How to Install Jira on CentOS 8


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Installing Jira on CentOS 8

Jira is a project management tool developed by Atlassian. It offers features such as issue tracking, project planning, and collaboration, making it a powerful tool for managing projects and workflows. Jira is widely used by software development teams, but it can also be adapted for various other types of projects.

Here is a step-by-step guide to installing Jira on CentOS 8:


Before starting, make sure your server meets the following requirements:

  • A CentOS 8 server with root access
  • Java Development Kit (JDK) 11 or higher
  • A database server (MySQL or PostgreSQL)

Step 1: Update System Packages

First, log in to your CentOS 8 server and update the system packages:

sudo dnf update -y

Step 2: Install Java Development Kit (JDK)

Jira requires Java to run, so install JDK 11 or higher using the following command:

sudo dnf install java-11-openjdk-devel -y

Confirm the installation by checking the Java version:

java -version

Step 3: Set Java Environment Variables

Next, set the Java environment variables by editing the /etc/environment file:

sudo vi /etc/environment

Add the following lines to the file:


Replace the paths with the correct JDK version installed on your system.

Save and close the file.

Step 4: Create a new System User

Create a dedicated system user for running Jira by executing the following command:

sudo useradd --system --create-home jira

Step 5: Download and Extract Jira

Download the latest version of Jira from the official website:

wget https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/downloads/binary/atlassian-jira-software-8.18.0.tar.gz

Extract the downloaded archive:

tar xf atlassian-jira-software-8.18.0.tar.gz

Step 6: Move Jira to the Installation Directory

Move the extracted Jira directory to the appropriate location:

sudo mv atlassian-jira-software-8.18.0 /opt/jira

Step 7: Configure Database

Choose a database server for Jira, such as MySQL or PostgreSQL. Install and configure the database server accordingly.

Step 8: Install Additional Dependencies

Jira requires a few additional dependencies. Install them using the following commands:

sudo dnf install libfreetype fontconfig -y
sudo dnf install libexpat -y

Step 9: Start Jira

Start Jira using the following command:

sudo /opt/jira/bin/start-jira.sh

Wait for the initialization process to complete.

Step 10: Access Jira Web Interface

Once Jira is started, you can access the web interface by visiting the following URL in your web browser:


Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the initial setup.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Jira on your CentOS 8 server.

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