JBoss EAP on Podman

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In this post, you will learn about JBoss EAP on Podman


JBoss EAP is an open-source platform for highly transactional, web-scale Java applications. JBoss EAP combines the familiar and popular Jakarta EE specifications with the latest technologies, like Eclipse MicroProfile, to modernize your applications from traditional Java EE into the new world of DevOps, cloud, containers, and microservices.

JBoss EAP includes everything needed to build, run, deploy, and manage enterprise Java applications in various environments, including on-premise, virtual, private, public, and hybrid clouds. JBoss EAP is based upon the popular open-source project WildFly.


  • Java 8 compliant JDK
  • Administration privileges for the install directory

A JBoss EAP standalone server instance is an independent process (similar to previous JBoss EAP versions, e.g., 4 or 5). The configuration files, deployment content, and writable areas used by the standalone server are in the following subdirectories under the top-level standalone directory. In addition, JBoss EAP can overwrite some of the default directories for a JBoss EAP standalone server with system properties. These system properties must be passed to the start script or placed in the standalone.conf (loaded from standalone. sh) or standalone.bat.conf (loaded from standalone.bat) files. The following table shows the directories that files can override.

Red Hat’s latest JBoss EAP

Key features:

Prepare the containerfile JBoss eap

# dockerfile to build image for JBoss EAP 6.4

# start from rhel 7.2
FROM ubi7

# update OS
RUN yum -y update && \
yum -y install sudo openssh-clients unzip java-1.8.0-openjdk-devel && \
yum clean all

# enabling sudo group
# enabling sudo over ssh
RUN echo '%wheel ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL' >> /etc/sudoers && \
sed -i 's/.*requiretty$/Defaults !requiretty/' /etc/sudoers

# add a user for the application, with sudo permissions
RUN useradd -m jboss ; echo jboss: | chpasswd ; usermod -a -G wheel jboss

# create workdir
RUN mkdir -p /opt/jboss

WORKDIR /opt/jboss

# install JBoss EAP 6.4.0
ADD jboss-eap-6.4.0.zip /opt/jboss

RUN unzip /opt/jboss/jboss-eap-6.4.0.zip
# set environment

ENV JBOSS_HOME /opt/jboss/jboss-eap-6.4
# create JBoss console user
RUN JBOSS_HOME/bin/add-user.sh admin admin@2022 --silent
# configure JBoss
RUN echo "JAVA_OPTS=\"\$JAVA_OPTS -Djboss.bind.address= -Djboss.bind.address.management=\"" >> $JBOSS_HOME/bin/standalone.conf

# set permission folder
RUN chown -R jboss:jboss /opt/jboss

# JBoss ports
EXPOSE 8080 9990 9999

# start JBoss
ENTRYPOINT $JBOSS_HOME/bin/standalone.sh -c standalone-full-ha.xml

USER jboss

CMD /bin/bash

jboss podman – Built the image

podman build -t jboss-eap .

Create the container

podman run -dt --name jboss-app -p 8080:8080 -p 9990:9990 -p 9999:9999  localhost:/jboss-eap:latest

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