How to Install Jira on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Jira on Your Synology NAS

Jira is a proprietary issue tracking product developed by Atlassian that allows bug tracking and agile project management. Jira Software is part of a family of products designed to help teams of all types manage work. You will need a Jira license key to complete the installation on your NAS. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Jira on your Synology NAS using Docker.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

  • STEP 3

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it jira. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Jira Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Jira Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

Once you click on User-defined script a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:

  1. General: In the Task field type in Install Jira. Uncheck the “Enabled” option. Select root User.
  2. Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
  3. Task Settings: Check “Send run details by email“, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that click OK.
docker run -d --name=jira \
-p 8059:8080 \
-v /volume1/docker/jira:/var/atlassian/application-data/jira \
--restart always \
atlassian/jira-software

Jira Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Jira Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install Jira” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Jira – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Jira Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂

  • STEP 9

The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:8059 Select the first option “Set it up for me” for the automatic installation. But if you want to, you can use your own database in Jira by choosing the second option “I’ll set it up myself“. To do this, you need to install MariaDB 10 on your Synology NAS from Package Center then create a new user and a new “jira” database. You can follow the same exact steps as in my nextcloud article (STEP 14 to STEP 17).

Note: Remember that you need a Jira license key to complete the installation.

Jira Synology NAS Set up 6

Enjoy Jira!

Jira Synology NAS Set up 7

Note: If you want to run the Jira container over HTTPS, check out my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the Jira container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker

This post was updated on Wednesday / September 29th, 2021 at 11:47 PM