Thank you for downloading JIRA 3.6.1 - Standalone distribution. This distribution comes with a built-in Tomcat 5.5.9 web server and hsql database, so it runs (almost) out the box.

Installing JIRA

  1. Install a Java Development Kit (JDK) from http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/jdk/download.jsp.

  2. Set the JAVA_HOME variable to where you installed Java. Windows installers may do this for you.
  3. Run bin/startup.sh (*nix) or bin\startup.bat (Windows). Check that there are no errors on the console. See below for troubleshooting advice.
  4. Point your browser at http://localhost:8080. You should see JIRA's Setup Wizard.

More documentation is available online at:


A common startup problem is when another program has claimed port 8080, which JIRA is configured to run on by default. To avoid this port conflict, JIRA's port can be changed in conf/server.xml.

If you encounter any errors, please report them to the jira-user mailing list, or raise a Support Request


Questions? Try the online documentation or ask on the mailing list

Happy issue tracking and thank you for using JIRA!
- The Atlassian Team