Bitnami WildFly Docker Image
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What is Wildfly?

Wildfly, formerly known as JBoss AS, or simply JBoss, is an application server authored by JBoss, now developed by Red Hat. WildFly is written in Java, and implements the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) specification.


$ docker run --name wildfly bitnami/wildfly:latest

Docker Compose

$ curl -sSL > docker-compose.yml
$ docker-compose up -d

Why use Bitnami Images?

  • Bitnami closely tracks upstream source changes and promptly publishes new versions of this image using our automated systems.
  • With Bitnami images the latest bug fixes and features are available as soon as possible.
  • Bitnami containers, virtual machines and cloud images use the same components and configuration approach - making it easy to switch between formats based on your project needs.
  • Bitnami images are built on CircleCI and automatically pushed to the Docker Hub.
  • All our images are based on minideb a minimalist Debian based container image which gives you a small base container image and the familiarity of a leading linux distribution.

Supported tags and respective Dockerfile links

NOTE: Debian 8 images have been deprecated in favor of Debian 9 images. Bitnami will not longer publish new Docker images based on Debian 8.

Learn more about the Bitnami tagging policy and the difference between rolling tags and immutable tags in our documentation page.

Subscribe to project updates by watching the bitnami/wildfly GitHub repo.

Get this image

The recommended way to get the Bitnami Wildfly Docker Image is to pull the prebuilt image from the Docker Hub Registry.

$ docker pull bitnami/wildfly:latest

To use a specific version, you can pull a versioned tag. You can view the list of available versions in the Docker Hub Registry.

$ docker pull bitnami/wildfly:[TAG]

If you wish, you can also build the image yourself.

$ docker build -t bitnami/wildfly:latest

Persisting your application

If you remove the container all your data and configurations will be lost, and the next time you run the image the database will be reinitialized. To avoid this loss of data, you should mount a volume that will persist even after the container is removed.

For persistence you should mount a directory at the /bitnami path. If the mounted directory is empty, it will be initialized on the first run.

$ docker run -p 8080:8080 -p 9990:9990 \
    -v /path/to/wildfly-persistence:/bitnami \

or using Docker Compose:

version: '2'

    image: 'bitnami/wildfly:latest'
      - '8080:8080'
      - '9990:9990'
      - /path/to/wildfly-persistence:/bitnami

Deploying web applications on Wildfly

The /bitnami/wildfly/data directory is configured as the Wildfly webapps deployment directory. At this location, you either copy a so-called exploded web application, i.e. non-compressed, or a compressed web application resource (.WAR) file and it will automatically be deployed by Wildfly.

Additionally a helper symlink /app is present that points to the webapps deployment directory which enables us to deploy applications on a running Wildfly instance by simply doing:

$ docker cp /path/to/app.war wildfly:/app

Note! You can also deploy web applications on a running Wildfly instance using the Wildfly management interface.

Accessing your Wildfly server from the host

The image exposes the application server on port 8080 and the management console on port 9990. To access your web server from your host machine you can ask Docker to map random ports on your host to the ports 8080 and 9990 of the container.

$ docker run --name wildfly -P bitnami/wildfly:latest

Run docker port to determine the random ports Docker assigned.

$ docker port wildfly
8080/tcp ->
9990/tcp ->

You can also manually specify the ports you want forwarded from your host to the container.

$ docker run -p 8080:8080 -p 9990:9990 bitnami/wildfly:latest

Access your web server in the browser by navigating to http://localhost:8080 to access the application server and http://localhost:9990/console to access the management console.

Accessing the command line interface

The command line management tool allows a user to connect to the Wildfly server and execute management operations available through the de-typed management model.

The Bitnami Wildfly Docker Image ships the client and can be launched by specifying the command while launching the container.

Connecting a client container to the Wildfly server container

Step 1: Create a network

$ docker network create wildfly-tier --driver bridge

Step 2: Launch the Wildfly server instance

Use the --network wildfly-tier argument to the docker run command to attach the Wildfly container to the wildfly-tier network.

$ docker run -d --name wildfly-server \
    --network wildfly-tier \

Step 3: Launch your Wildfly client instance

Finally we create a new container instance to launch the Wildfly client and connect to the server created in the previous step:

$ docker run -it --rm \
    --network wildfly-tier \
    bitnami/wildfly:latest \ --controller=wildfly-server:9990  --connect

Note! You can also run the client in the same container as the server using the Docker exec command.

$ docker exec -it wildfly-server \ --controller=wildfly-server:9990 --connect


Creating a custom user

By default, a management user named user is created with the default password bitnami. Passing the WILDFLY_PASSWORD environment variable when running the image for the first time will set the password of this user to the value of WILDFLY_PASSWORD.

Additionally you can specify a user name for the management user using the WILDFLY_USERNAME environment variable. When not specified, the WILDFLY_PASSWORD configuration is applied on the default user (user).

$ docker run --name wildfly \
  -e WILDFLY_USERNAME=my_user \
  -e WILDFLY_PASSWORD=my_password \

or using Docker Compose:

version: '2'

    image: 'bitnami/wildfly:latest'
      - '8080:8080'
      - '9990:9990'
      - WILDFLY_USERNAME=my_user
      - WILDFLY_PASSWORD=my_password

Configuration files

The image looks for configurations in /bitnami/wildfly/conf/. As mentioned in Persisting your application you can mount a volume at /bitnami and copy/edit the configurations in the /path/to/wildfly-persistence/wildfly/conf/. The default configurations will be populated to the conf/ directory if it's empty.

Step 1: Run the Wildfly image

Run the Wildfly image, mounting a directory from your host.

$ docker run --name wildfly -v /path/to/wildfly-persistence:/bitnami bitnami/wildfly:latest

or using Docker Compose:

version: '2'

    image: 'bitnami/wildfly:latest'
      - '8080:8080'
      - '9990:9990'
      - /path/to/wildfly-persistence:/bitnami

Step 2: Edit the configuration

Edit the configuration on your host using your favorite editor.


$ vim /path/to/wildfly-persistence/wildfly/conf/standalone.xml

Step 3: Restart Wildfly

After changing the configuration, restart your Wildfly container for the changes to take effect.

$ docker restart wildfly

or using Docker Compose:

$ docker-compose restart wildfly

Refer to the configuration manual for the complete list of configuration options.


The Bitnami Wildfly Docker image sends the container logs to the stdout. To view the logs:

$ docker logs wildfly

or using Docker Compose:

$ docker-compose logs wildfly

You can configure the containers logging driver using the --log-driver option if you wish to consume the container logs differently. In the default configuration docker uses the json-file driver.


Upgrade this image

Bitnami provides up-to-date versions of Wildfly, including security patches, soon after they are made upstream. We recommend that you follow these steps to upgrade your container.

Step 1: Get the updated image

$ docker pull bitnami/wildfly:latest

or if you're using Docker Compose, update the value of the image property to bitnami/wildfly:latest.

Step 2: Stop and backup the currently running container

Stop the currently running container using the command

$ docker stop wildfly

or using Docker Compose:

$ docker-compose stop wildfly

Next, take a snapshot of the persistent volume /path/to/wildfly-persistence using:

$ rsync -a /path/to/wildfly-persistence /path/to/wildfly-persistence.bkp.$(date +%Y%m%d-%H.%M.%S)

Step 3: Remove the currently running container

$ docker rm -v wildfly

or using Docker Compose:

$ docker-compose rm -v wildfly

Step 4: Run the new image

Re-create your container from the new image.

$ docker run --name wildfly bitnami/wildfly:latest

or using Docker Compose:

$ docker-compose up wildfly

Notable Changes


  • WILDFLY_USER parameter has been renamed to WILDFLY_USERNAME.


  • All volumes have been merged at /bitnami/wildfly. Now you only need to mount a single volume at /bitnami/wildfly for persistence.
  • The logs are always sent to the stdout and are no longer collected in the volume.


We'd love for you to contribute to this container. You can request new features by creating an issue, or submit a pull request with your contribution.


If you encountered a problem running this container, you can file an issue. For us to provide better support, be sure to include the following information in your issue:

  • Host OS and version
  • Docker version (docker version)
  • Output of docker info
  • Version of this container (echo $BITNAMI_IMAGE_VERSION inside the container)
  • The command you used to run the container, and any relevant output you saw (masking any sensitive information)


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