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Docker Image for Java Apps on Heroku
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This Docker image is deprecated.

The following Heroku-curated stacks are available as Docker images:

  • Heroku-16, based on Ubuntu 16.04, does not include the JDK.
  • Cedar-14, based on Ubuntu 14.04, includes JDK 7.

Learn more about developing with Docker and Heroku:

Heroku Java Docker Image

This image is for use with Heroku Docker CLI.


Your project must contain the following files:

Then create an app.json file in the root directory of your application with
at least these contents:

  "name": "Your App's Name",
  "description": "An example app.json for heroku-docker",
  "image": "heroku/java"

Install the heroku-docker toolbelt plugin:

$ heroku plugins:install heroku-docker

Initialize your app:

$ heroku docker:init
Wrote Dockerfile
Wrote docker-compose.yml

And run it with Docker Compose:

$ docker-compose up web

The first time you run this command, mvn will download all dependencies into
the container, build your application, and then run it. Subsequent runs will
use cached dependencies (unless your pom.xml file has changed).

You'll be able to access your application at http://<docker-ip>:8080, where
<docker-ip> is either the value of running boot2docker ip if you are on Mac
or Windows, or your localhost if you are running Docker natively.


If you project has submodules, this image may not work for you.

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