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The Official CommandBox Docker Package from Ortus Solutions for orchestrating CFML servers
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  • :latest, :3.6.0 (Dockerfile) - Latest stable version
  • :snapshot - Development/BE version
  • :[tag]-snapshot - Development/BE version of a tagged variations (e.g. - :ubuntu-Lucee45-snapshot)
  • :alpine (Dockerfile) - Alpine Linux version - approximately 70MB lighter ++
  • :[engine][version] - Containers with warmed-up engines - saves having to download the server WAR during container start - :lucee45(Dockerfile), :lucee5(Dockerfile), :adobe11(Dockerfile) ,:adobe2016(Dockerfile)

++ - Note: Dependency installation using the BOX_INSTALL flag is currently not supported in Alpine images due to a resolved, but as yet unpublished issue with a JRE library.


CommandBox allows you to configure your entire CFML engine environment from a single file in the root of your project. For more information on how to leverage CommandBox in developing and deploying your applications, see the official documentation.

Current CFML engines supported are:

  • Lucee: 4+ & 5+
  • Adobe Coldfusion 10+

You may also specify a custom WAR for deployment, using the server.json configuration.


This section assumes you are using the Official Docker Image

By default, the directory /app in the container is mapped as Commandbox home. To deploy a new application, first pull the image:

docker pull ortussolutions/commandbox

Then, from the root of your project, start with

docker run -v "/path/to/your/app:/app" ortussolutions/commandbox

By default the exposed ports of the container are 8080 (insecure) and 8443 (secure - if enabled in your server.json) so, once the container comes online, you may access your application via browser using the applicable port. You may also specify both port arguments in your run command to assign the exposed

docker pull -expose-list 80 443 -e "PORT=80" -e "SSL_PORT=443" -v "/path/to/your/app:/app" ortussolutions/commandbox

To create your own, customized Docker image, use our Dockerfile repository as the baseline to begin your customizations.

Environment Variables

The CommandBox Docker image support the use of environmental variables for the configuration of your servers. Specifically, the image includes the cfconfig CommandBox module, which allows you to provide custom settings for your engine, including the admin password.

Port Variables
  • $PORT - The port which your server should start on. The default is 8080.
  • $SSL_PORT - If applicable, the ssl port used by your server The default is 8443.
Server Configuration Variables
  • $CFENGINE - Using the server.json syntax, allows you to specify the CFML engine for your container
  • $cfconfig_[engine setting] - Any environment variable provided which includes the cfconfig_ prefix will be determined to be a cfconfig setting and the value after the prefix is presumed to be the setting name. The command cfconfig set ${settingName}=${value} will be run to populate your setting in to the $SERVER_HOME_DIRECTORY.
  • $CFCONFIG - A cfconfig-compatible JSON file may be provided with this environment variable. The file will be loaded and applied to your server. If an adminPassword key exists, it will be applied as the Server and Web context passwords for Lucee engines
  • $SERVER_HOME_DIRECTORY - When provided, a custom path to your server home directory will be assigned. By default, this path is set as /root/serverHome ( Note: You may also provide this variable in your app's customized server.json file )
  • $HEADLESS - When set to true, a rewrite configuration will be applied which disallows access to the Lucee Admin or Coldfusion Administrator web interfaces
  • $BOX_INSTALL - When set to true, the box install command will be run before the server is started to ensure any dependencies configured in your box.json file are installed
Docker Runtime Variables
  • $HEALTHCHECK_URI - Specifies the URI endpoint for container health checks. By default, this defaults to${PORT}/ at 20 second intervals, a timeout of 30 seconds, with 15 retries before the container is marked as failed. _Note: Since the interval, timeout, and retry settings cannot be set dynamically, if you need to adjust these, you will need to build from a Dockerfile which provides a new HEALTHCHECK command

About CommandBox

CommandBox is a standalone, native, modular CFML development and deployment tool for Windows, Mac, and Linux which provides a CLI for server orchestration, developer productivity, tool interaction, package management, application scaffolding, and some sweet ASCII art.
It is open for extensibility for any ColdFusion (CFML) project and is written in CFML, allowing developers to easily write their own modules. It tightly integrates with the CFML open source hub ForgeBox, so developers can share modules world-wide.

Learn more about CommandBox


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