YouTrack Standalone 2017.3 Help

ZIP Installation

The YouTrack ZIP distribution is available for download on the JetBrains website.

The YouTrack ZIP is a cross-platform distribution. You can use this distribution to install and run YouTrack on Linux, OS X, and Windows.

The procedure for installing YouTrack with this distribution is similar for all operating systems. All you need to do is select the appropriate application and run the script that is supported by your operating system.

Operating System




Command Line Interface




Command Prompt


To install YouTrack Standalone with a ZIP distribution:

  1. Download the ZIP distribution from the JetBrains website.

  2. Create a directory on your server to use as the home directory for YouTrack Standalone. Extract the files from the ZIP archive and select this directory as the destination folder.

  3. In a command-line interface, change the directory to <YouTrack home directory>/bin.

  4. Enter the command ./ run.

    If you do not have a web browser installed on the host machine, enter ./ run --no-browser.

  5. Continue with the installation in the web-based Configuration Wizard.
    • If you have a browser installed on the host machine, the Configuration Wizard opens automatically.

    • If you do not have a web browser installed on the host machine, open the URL of the wizard in a web browser on another workstation. The wizard URL is printed in the console output:

      JetBrains YouTrack <version> will be available on [<YouTrack Base URL>/bundle/starting] after start

  6. In the Configuration Wizard, click Set up.


  7. On the Confirm Settings page, confirm or change the basic system settings.



    Base URL

    The URL where end users access YouTrack Standalone.

    Application Listen Port

    The port your YouTrack Standalone server listens to after installation.


    The default language that is shown in the user interface.

  8. Expand the Advanced Settings section to confirm or change the locations where YouTrack Standalone stores product data.



    Data Directory Location

    The directory where YouTrack Standalone stores content data.

    Backup Location

    The directory where YouTrack Standalone stores backups of the database.

    Logs Location

    The directory where YouTrack Standalone stores log files.

    Temp Location

    The directory where YouTrack Standalone stores product-specific temporary files.

    To change the location for any of these file types, click the Change button and select a new location.

  9. To share usage statistics with Jetbrains, keep the Send usage statistics anonymously option enabled. This feature helps JetBrains track usage statistics to make YouTrack better. We never share collected data with any third party.

  10. When done, click Next.

  11. On the Select Hub Service page, select whether you want to use a built-in or external Hub service.

    Configure the following settings based on the type of service you select:



    Built-in Hub

    • Enter and confirm the password for the default system administrator account admin. To assign a different username to the administrator account, edit the Create Admin Login setting.

    • Deselect the Enable login as guest option to ban the guest user account.

    The built-in Hub service is configured and started automatically.

    External Hub

    Enter the Base URL of your external Hub installation and verify it.

  12. When done, click Next.

  13. On the Confirm License page, verify the license name and key. Expand the License Limitations section to verify any limitations that apply to your current plan.


  14. When done, click Finish.
    • The configuration is applied to your YouTrack Standalone server.

    Do not close the page in the browser until the setup is complete. When the YouTrack Standalone server is ready, you are logged in to YouTrack as a guest. If you disabled login as guest in step 10, the login page opens.

    That's it. Your YouTrack Standalone instance is installed and ready for use.

Now that your YouTrack service is up and running, you may want to set up projects and access rights, import issues from another tracker, or fine-tune the server environment.For more information, check the topics in the See Also section below.

Last modified: 7 March 2019

See Also