Installing the WAR File Using js-install Scripts

Follow this procedure to install JasperReports Server using the WAR file distribution. The js-install shell scripts, supported on Windows, Linux, and Mac, do most of the work for you.

Prerequisites for installing the WAR file:

1. Install a supported version of the Java Development kit (JDK). See the TIBCO Jaspersoft Supported Platforms Datasheet document on the Documentation section of the Jaspersoft Community website for a list.
2. Create and set the JAVA_HOME system environment variable to point to the Java JDK location.
3. Locate or install one of the following application servers. See the TIBCO Jaspersoft Platform Support Guide for supported versions:
     Apache Tomcat
     JBoss EAP or Wildfly
4. Locate or install the PostgreSQL or MySQL database.

The target database can be on a remote server. The application server should reside on the local machine.

For an optional pre-install validation test, run js-install-ce.bat/sh test. See js-install Script Test Mode for more information.

To install the WAR file using js-install scripts:

The scripts are intended for the bash shell.

If installing to non-Linux Unix platforms such as IBM AIX, FreeBSD, or Solaris, the bash shell is required for using the js-install scripts.

1. Extract all files from Choose a destination, such as C:\Jaspersoft on Windows, /home/<user> on Linux, or /Users/<user> on Mac.

The directory, TIB_js-jrs-cp_8.0.0_bin, appears in the file location you choose.

2. Copy the <dbType> file for your database from sample_conf and paste it to buildomatic:
     Copy from — <js-install>/buildomatic/sample_conf/
     Paste to — <js-install>/buildomatic

For example, if your database is PostgreSQL, copy to <js-install>/buildomatic.

3. Rename the file you copied to
4. Edit the file to add the settings for your database and application server. “Sample Values for the File” lists sample property values for each supported database.

Sample Values for the File


Sample Property Values


appServerType=tomcat [jboss-eap-7, wildfly, skipAppServerCheck]
appServerDir=c:\\Program Files\\Apache Software Foundation\\Tomcat 9.0


appServerType=tomcat [jboss-eap-7, wildfly, skipAppServerCheck]
appServerDir=c:\\Program Files\\Apache Software Foundation\\Tomcat 9.0

Note the following:

When the property appServerType is set to skipAppServerCheck, buildomatic skips any application server validation.

Backslashes in paths must be doubled in properties files, for example:
appServerDir=C:\\Apache Software Foundation\\Tomcat 9.0.

On Linux, if Tomcat is installed using apt-get, yum, or rpm, see Tomcat Installed Using apt-get/yum.

5. Run the js-install scripts:
a. Start your database server.
b. Stop your application server.
c. Open Command Prompt as Administrator on Windows or open a terminal window on Linux and Mac OSX.
d. Run the js-install script for the version and files you want, as shown in the following table.



cd <js-install>/buildomatic

js-install-ce.bat (Windows)

./ (Linux and Mac OSX)

Installs JasperReports Server, sample data, and sample databases (foodmart and sugarcrm)

js-install-ce.bat minimal (Windows)

./ minimal (Linux and Mac OSX)

Installs JasperReports Server, but not the sample data and sample databases

If you encounter errors during the js-install script execution, see Error Running js-install Scripts (js-install-ce.bat/sh).

6. Set Java JVM Options (required), as described in Setting JVM Options for Application Servers.

To view the output log, look in: <js-install>/buildomatic/logs/js-install-ce-<date>.log

Installing JasperReports Server automatically generates encryption keys that reside on the file system. These keys are stored in a dedicated TIBCO Jaspersoft keystore. Make sure this keystore is properly secured and backed up, as described in the TIBCO JasperReports Server Security Guide.

Installing Chrome/Chromium

You need to install and configure Chrome/Chromium to export the reports to PDF and other output formats.

For information about configuring Chrome/Chromium in JasperReports Server, see the JasperReports Server Community Project Administrator Guide.