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Installing Jira Applications on MAC

Follow below steps in video to download and install JIRA on localhost. You can download JIRA from here. To for API references you can follow this document.

Step 1: Navigate to download archives link and click on Get Started

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Step 2: Select your OS, accept agreement and click on 

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A tar file will be downloaded.

Step 3: Unzip Tar file and place the folder in your desired directory. I have moved it to Documents folder.

Step 4: Set up jira.home in jira-application.properties located in atlassian-jira/WEB-INF/classes

/Users/tarungoswami/Documents/atlassian-jira-software-8.22.3-standalone/atlassian-jira/WEB-INF/classes/jira-application.properties

Add value for jira.home 

jira.home =/Users/tarungoswami/jira/

Note: Do not use parent directory for jira.home like document in my case. Also provide absolute path.

Step 5: Run starup.sh using below command, this file is inside bin directory

sh starup.sh

if you are getting Wrong JVM version: Jira require 1.8 or 11 to run install the supported Java and follow Step 6 to set the path. Path for installed Java should be similar to path in Step 6.

Step 6: Change Java Path

export Java_Home='/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk-11.0.1.jdk/Contents/Home'

and execute Step 5 again. This time you will see tomcat started.

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Step 7: Open your browser and type localhost:8080

Step 8: Select I'll set it up myself and click on Continue to MyAtlassian

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Step 9: Select Built in for Database setup and click Next

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Step 10: Change values for Application Title, Mode, Base URL if you want to other wise click Next

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Step 11: Click on link generate a Jira trail license link

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Step 12: Login or Create Account

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Step 13: Make sure Jira Software (Data Center) is selected and then click on Generate License 

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Step 14: Click Confirm if you get localhost popup. Your Key will be auto populated. Now click on Next

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Step 15: Setup Admin account and click next

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Remaining Steps are easy to follow.

Video Tutorial: How to install JIRA on MAC

Submitted by tgoswami on May 9, 2021

Tarun has 11+ years of experience in Quality Assurance in different domains like Banking, E-commerce, Health and Education.

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