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WildFly application server image
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WildFly Docker image

This is an example Dockerfile with WildFly application server.


To boot in standalone mode

docker run -it jboss/wildfly

To boot in domain mode

docker run -it jboss/wildfly /opt/jboss/wildfly/bin/ -b -bmanagement

Application deployment

With the WildFly server you can deploy your application in multiple ways:

  1. You can use CLI
  2. You can use the web console
  3. You can use the management API directly
  4. You can use the deployment scanner

The most popular way of deploying an application is using the deployment scanner. In WildFly this method is enabled by default and the only thing you need to do is to place your application inside of the deployments/ directory. It can be /opt/jboss/wildfly/standalone/deployments/ or /opt/jboss/wildfly/domain/deployments/ depending on which mode you choose (standalone is default in the jboss/wildfly image -- see above).

The simplest and cleanest way to deploy an application to WildFly running in a container started from the jboss/wildfly image is to use the deployment scanner method mentioned above.

To do this you just need to extend the jboss/wildfly image by creating a new one. Place your application inside the deployments/ directory with the ADD command (but make sure to include the trailing slash on the deployment folder path, more info). You can also do the changes to the configuration (if any) as additional steps (RUN command).

A simple example was prepared to show how to do it, but the steps are following:

  1. Create Dockerfile with following content:

     FROM jboss/wildfly
     ADD your-awesome-app.war /opt/jboss/wildfly/standalone/deployments/
  2. Place your your-awesome-app.war file in the same directory as your Dockerfile.
  3. Run the build with docker build --tag=wildfly-app .
  4. Run the container with docker run -it wildfly-app. Application will be deployed on the container boot.

This way of deployment is great because of a few things:

  1. It utilizes Docker as the build tool providing stable builds
  2. Rebuilding image this way is very fast (once again: Docker)
  3. You only need to do changes to the base WildFly image that are required to run your application


Logging can be done in many ways. This blog post describes a lot of them.

Customizing configuration

Sometimes you need to customize the application server configuration. There are many ways to do it and this blog post tries to summarize it.

Extending the image

To be able to create a management user to access the administration console create a Dockerfile with the following content

FROM jboss/wildfly
RUN /opt/jboss/wildfly/bin/ admin Admin#70365 --silent
CMD ["/opt/jboss/wildfly/bin/", "-b", "", "-bmanagement", ""]

Then you can build the image:

docker build --tag=jboss/wildfly-admin .

Run it:

docker run -it -p 9990:9990 jboss/wildfly-admin

The administration console should be available at http://localhost:9990.

Building on your own

You don't need to do this on your own, because we prepared a trusted build for this repository, but if you really want:

docker build --rm=true --tag=jboss/wildfly .

Image internals [updated Oct 14, 2014]

This image extends the jboss/base-jdk:7 image which adds the OpenJDK distribution on top of the jboss/base image. Please refer to the for selected images for more info.

The server is run as the jboss user which has the uid/gid set to 1000.

WildFly is installed in the /opt/jboss/wildfly directory.


The source is available on GitHub.


Please report any issues or file RFEs on GitHub.

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Comments (22)
4 months ago

Hi, I have a problem - when I use ducker run -it jboss/wildfly, everything is ok. Bit when I try to extend image, i got :
Sending build context to Docker daemon 2.048 kB
Step 1/4 : FROM jboss/wildlfy
repository jboss/wildlfy not found: does not exist or no pull access

4 months ago

docker run -d -p 8080:8080 jboss/wildfly bash
docker exec -it jboss/wildfly bash
then i cannot access the 8080 port.why?

4 months ago

In the wildfly-admin Dockerfile of the above description last line is missing:
CMD ["/opt/jboss/wildfly/bin/", "-b", "", "-bmanagement", ""]
(however it's correct on the github documentation)

a year ago

To clear up some confusions I read here in the comments and seeing everywhere. I made an example Docker Container based on jboss/wildfly. Including the mentions blogpost about configurations and logging, using the best practice guide from docker, too.
You can find it here:

Hope that helps to speed up wildfly app deployment.

a year ago

@stuartgmilton Hi Stuart, You are more likely to find community help over at the Wildfly User Forum [1]. Considering this error is a Wildfly subsystem. There are some solutions on the user forum I found useful.


2 years ago

I have issues deploying to the appserver using the wildfly-maven-plugin - any ideas?

"JBAS012174: Could not connect to http-remoting:// The connection failed: XNIO000812: Connection closed unexpectedly"

2 years ago

I had a look at the standalone.xml and I noticed the logs are being written to the console and to a file inside the container. Shouldn't the logs be written only to the console or, alternatively, to a volume? Is this image production ready?

2 years ago

how can i remove welcome page?
i know i should edit standalone.xml, but how in docker?

2 years ago

As the workaround (= issue ticket is not longer here : ) what is the workaround to resolve this issue ?

yum -y update && yum clean all 
Failed: systemd.x86_64 0:208-21.fc20 systemd.x86_64 0:208-22.fc20
2 years ago

(See also -- SHA1 sum confirmation might be enough.)