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KIE Execution Server Showcase
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Drools KIE Server showcase Docker image

Drools KIE Server showcase Docker image.

More information of KIE Server available at JBoss documentation.

Table of contents

  • Introduction
  • Usage
  • Users and roles
  • Logging
  • Extending this image
  • Experimenting
  • Notes
  • Release notes


The image contains:

  • JBoss Wildfly 10.1.0.Final
  • JBoss Drools KIE Server 7.0.0.Final

This is a ready to run Docker image for Drools KIE Server. Just run it and try the Drools runtime execution server!


The JBoss KIE Execution server is intended to be used as a standalone runtime execution environment managed by a KIE Drools Workbench or a jBPM Workbench application that acts as a controller.

Once having a KIE Drools Workbench or a jBPM Workbench application container running, you can run several execution server instances linked with your workbench by running:

# NOTE: Consider 'drools-wb' as the name of your Drools workbench running container.     
docker run -p 8180:8080 -d --name kie-server --link drools-wb:kie_wb jboss/kie-server-showcase:latest

Note: Port 8080 is bind to port 8180 on the docker host considering that drools-wb container is already using it.

As in the above example, the use of the link alias kie_wb produces:

  • Use of your drools-wb container as the controller for the execution server.
  • The repository in the Maven settings, for consuming your artifacts from the drools-wb container, is automatically set.

So at the point the execution server container is up and running, this server instance will be automatically detected and available in your Drools/jBPM Workbench application, so you can deploy and run your application rules, etc into it.

For more information, please read the documentation at Installing the KIE Server.

Once container and web applications started, the application is available at:


The REST API service is located at:


Users and roles

This image provides a default user kieserver using password kieserver1! and with the role kie-server.


You can see all logs generated by the standalone binary running:

docker logs [-f] <container_id>

You can attach the container by running:

docker attach <container_id>

The Drools KIE Server web application logs can be found inside the container at path:


sudo nsenter -t $(docker inspect --format '{{ .State.Pid }}' $(docker ps -lq)) -m -u -i -n -p -w
-bash-4.2# tail -f /opt/jboss/wildfly/standalone/log/server.log


To spin up a shell in one of the containers try:

docker run -t -i -p 8080:8080 jboss/kie-server-showcase:latest /bin/bash

You can then noodle around the container and run stuff & look at files etc.


  • The context path for Drools KIE Server application services is kie-server
  • Drools KIE Server version is 7.0.0.Final
  • Drools KIE Server requires running JBoss Wildfly using the full server profile
  • In order to perform container linking with a jBPM / Drools Workbench image, the link alias must be kie_wb
  • No support for clustering
  • This image is not intended to be run on cloud environments such as RedHat OpenShift or Amazon EC2, as it does not meet all the requirements.
  • Please give us your feedback or report a issue at Drools Setup or Drools Usage Google groups.

Release notes


  • See release notes for KIE Server version 7.0.0.Final
  • Added support for container linking with KIE Workbench (jbpm-console) and Drools Workbench
  • Fixed external maven repository configuration. See DROOLS-831
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Comments (2)
2 years ago

These images do not meet the different cloud services requirements such as OpenShift or Amazon AWS, as each service have its own constraints. For the jboss community side there is no support for them. As an example, the jboss/wildfly image runs using a custom jboss user, but as far as I know on AWS you need to run the containers as root, so this behavior is inherited to the kie-server image, as it's build from the wildfly one... The idea is try not using the "showcase" image for these situations, you have to use the "kie-server" one as the base for creating your custom one (that fits your favorite cloud service constraints).

Probably if your review your container's logs there are some exceptions while starting it. Some other people is hitting with same issues, so please review this conversation ->!msg/drools-setup/s5MEp1c2Jh0/9KXPRJQtDQAJ

2 years ago

The Users and roles section states:

This image provides a default user kie-server using password kie-server and with the role kie-server.

This does not seem to work. Installed on an AWS instance, and attempting to hit the URL:

Prompts for the user name and password, but the:
user : kie-server
password: kie-server

does not work.