How to Deploy YouTrack

YouTrack is an innovative issue tracking and project management tool that helps deliver great products and boost your team’s productivity. Flexible customization options ensure the best experience not just for the whole team but for every team member.

This guide below provides detailed steps on the few simple actions required to deploy and launch YouTrack at the platform.

Create and Configure Environment

1. Log in to the platform dashboard and click the New Environment button to set up a new environment.

new environment button

2. YouTrack requires root permission in order to be installed and run, so let’s create a Java Engine server.

Switch to the Java tab and select Java Engine in the application servers block. In the middle part of the wizard, you can configure the necessary number of cloudlets, select the JDK version, and set other parameters.

create Java Engine environment

Type the preferred name (e.g. youtrack) and click Create. In a minute, your environment will be created and added to the environments list.

3. YouTrack uses a unique Java agent that only processes options started with -J or --J. So, let’s connect to the container via Web SSH and remove the default Java agent:

bash /java_agent/java --uninstall

SSH uninstall Java agent

4. Next, add the required host and port value to the JAVA_ARGS variable:


JAVA_ARGS variable

Now, you are ready to deploy YouTrack.

Deploy YouTrack

1. Go to the official website and copy a link to the JAR file of the YouTrack standalone server.

download standalone YouTrack

copy direct YouTrack JAR link

2. Return to the dashboard and upload JAR to the Deployment Manager via URL. In our case:

uplpad YouTrack package

3. Now, deploy it to the environment you’ve created earlier.

deploy YouTrack package

After deployment, wait several minutes for YouTrack to initialize and proceed to the application set up.

Set Up YouTrack

1. Click the Open in Browser button for your environment with deployed YouTrack.

You need to set up YouTrack before you can use it, so provide a special Token and click Log in.

Tip: You can get a token from the:

  • dedicated /home/jelastic/teamsysdata/conf/internal/services/configurationWizard/wizard_token.txt file
  • container logs (displayed in the run.log file after the application deployment)

YouTrack authentication

2. Next, select the Set up option.

set up YouTrack

3. You can learn all the possible parameters at the official documentation. For this example, we’ll just use all the default values.

starting YouTrack

4. Once YouTrack starts up, log in with the admin credentials you’ve provided during the configuration.

YouTrack log in

That’s it! You can start working with your own YouTrack server.

YouTrack project manager

Hopefully, this instruction will be helpful to you!

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