How to Run Jira in a Docker Container on Ubuntu

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Jira is a proprietary issue tracking product developed by Atlassian that allows bug tracking and agile project management.

This post shows you how to deploy it in a Docker Container on Ubuntu.

Step 1: Install Docker

Step 2: Install Docker-Compose

Step 3: Download the Jira docker image

git clone \
&& cd jira
&& docker-compose pull

Step 4: Start Jira Service

docker-compose up -d

Step 5: Configure and Restart Nginx Service

# /etc/nginx/conf.d/jira.confserver {
listen 80;
access_log off;
location / {

proxy_set_header Host $host;
proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto https;
proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;

Step 6: Open, then configure database connection parameters and other common configurations according to your choice

Step 7: Modify Jira configuration file for correct image rendering

# server.xml config file from $JIRA/conf/# add/modify this line from <Service name="Catalina"> directive<Connector acceptCount="100" connectionTimeout="20000"    disableUploadTimeout="true" enableLookups="false" maxHttpHeaderSize="8192" maxThreads="150" minSpareThreads="25" port="8080" protocol="HTTP/1.1" redirectPort="8443" useBodyEncodingForURI="true" scheme="http" proxyName="" proxyPort="80"/>

Have fun to enjoy the most powerful Project Management Software.

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