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Apache Geronimo v3.0-beta-1
Release Notes
Please read the RELEASE_NOTES-3.0-beta-1.txt for a complete list of new features
available in this release.
This README serves as quick introduction to Geronimo. More complete documentation
can be found here:
Installing Geronimo
To install Geronimo, simply unpack the .zip (Windows) or tar.gz (Unix) file containing
Note for Windows platforms:
The maximum path length for a directory path is 255 characters. Installing
Geronimo into a long directory path may cause the installation or server start up to fail.
It is recommended that you use a short directory name, such as "c:\g\".
Starting Geronimo
To start Geronimo in foreground type (assuming the current directory is <geronimo_home>):
./bin/geronimo run
To start Geronimo in background type (assuming the current directory is <geronimo_home>):
./bin/geronimo start
Additional information on command environments can be found below.
Application Deployment
Applications can be deployed to a Geronimo server in several ways:
1. Administrative command scripts -- "./bin/deploy deploy MyApp.war MyDeploymentPlan.xml"
2. Administrative console -- login to the admin console and click "Deploy New" under Applications
3. Hot deploy -- copy your archive(s) into the "<geronimo-home>/deploy" directory. The
hot deploy service will automatically deploy these artifacts.
4. Maven -- applications can be installed as part of a maven build
When you deploy an application using an administrative command, you will need
to supply an administrator's username/password. If you do not specify the username
and password, you will be prompted for them.
Commonly modified configuration parameters, such as port numbers, can be set by
editing the file:
Additional configuration attributes can be updated in the file:
Note: The server must not be running when these files are modified.
Once the server has started, you can access the Geronimo Administration Console
at http://localhost:8080/console/ . The default user name is "system" and the
default password is "manager".
Security Configuration
The default administration user/password for the Geronimo Administration Console
and command line deployment tool is system/manager. You can change these defaults
directly from the Geronimo Administration Console by accessing Security -> Users
and Groups and change the user name and password from the Console Realm Users portlet.
As an alternative, you can make the same changes by editing the
<geronimo_home>/var/security/ and
<geronimo_home>/var/security/ files.
Access to the var/security directory should be appropriately secured on systems where
you install Geronimo.
Passwords in are encrypted by the server. Passwords can be changed
using the Geronimo Administration Console. They can also be changed using a text
editor. While the server is stopped, simply edit the file. The
password(s) will be encrypted the next time the server is started.
To prevent potential security exposures, we strongly recommend you update the
default user names and passwords on your system.
Geronimo provides a number of shell or batch scripts that can be used to administer Geronimo
servers. To use most of these scripts, you must first set either the JAVA_HOME
or JRE_HOME environment variable:
export JAVA_HOME=<path-to-JDK>
export JRE_HOME=<path-to-JRE>
Unix scripts provided by Geronimo (there are .bat equivalents):
geronimo -- used to start and stop servers; either as a foreground or background process.
startup -- start a Geronimo server running as a background process
shutdown -- stop a running Geronimo server
client -- start a Geronimo application client
deploy -- deploy, list, and undeploy plugins and applications
For example, "./bin/deploy list-modules"
The 'geronimo' and 'shutdown' scripts have multiple sub-commands. Executing the scripts without
any arguments will generate usage information. Executing "help <sub-command>" will generate
usage information for that particular command.
Any problems with this release can be reported to the Geronimo user mailing list
or Jira issue tracker.
Mailing list archive:
User mailing list:
User mailing list subscription:
Information concerning security issues and reporting security concerns:
Notice Regarding Cryptographic Software
This distribution includes cryptographic software. The country in
which you currently reside may have restrictions on the import,
possession, use, and/or re-export to another country, of
encryption software. BEFORE using any encryption software, please
check your country's laws, regulations and policies concerning the
import, possession, or use, and re-export of encryption software, to
see if this is permitted. See <> for more
The U.S. Government Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and
Security (BIS), has classified this software as Export Commodity
Control Number (ECCN) 5D002.C.1, which includes information security
software using or performing cryptographic functions with asymmetric
algorithms. The form and manner of this Apache Software Foundation
distribution makes it eligible for export under the License Exception
ENC Technology Software Unrestricted (TSU) exception (see the BIS
Export Administration Regulations, Section 740.13) for both object
code and source code.
The following provides more details on the included cryptographic
Software related to cryptographic functionality is located in
an artifcact referred to as geronimo-util. The source code for
this functionality can be reviewed at:
The URL above is a reference to the Apache Geronimo Server source
tree for all development (and released) source trees.
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