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title: Binary Buildpack
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Use the binary buildpack for running arbitrary binary web servers.
## <a id='pushing_apps'></a> Push an App ##
Specify the binary buildpack to stage an app as a binary file.
On a command line, use `cf push APP-NAME` with the `-b` option to specify the
For example:
<pre class="terminal">
$ cf push my_app -b
You can provide Cloud Foundry with the shell command to execute your binary in
the following two ways:
* **Procfile**: In the root directory of your app, add a `Procfile` that
specifies a `web` task:
web: ./app
* **Command line**: Use `cf push APP-NAME` with the `-c` option:
<pre class="terminal">
$ cf push my_app -c './app' -b binary_buildpack
## <a id='compiling'></a> Compile your Binary ##
Cloud Foundry expects your binary to bind to the port specified by the `PORT`
environment variable.
The following example in [Go]( binds a binary to the PORT
environment variable:
package main
import (
func handler(w http.ResponseWriter, r *http.Request) {
fmt.Fprintf(w, "Hello, %s", "world!")
func main() {
http.HandleFunc("/", handler)
http.ListenAndServe(":"+os.Getenv("PORT"), nil)
Your binary should run without any additional runtime dependencies on the
cflinuxfs3 or lucid64 root filesystem (rootfs).
Any such dependencies should be statically linked to the binary.
To boot a Docker container running the cflinuxfs3 filesystem, run the following
<pre class="terminal">
$ docker run -it cloudfoundry/cflinuxfs3 bash
To boot a Docker container running the lucid64 filesystem, run the following
<pre class="terminal">
$ docker run -it cloudfoundry/lucid64 bash
To compile the above Go application on the rootfs, golang must be installed. `apt-get install golang` and `go build app.go` will produce an `app` binary.
When deploying your binary to Cloud Foundry, use `cf push` with the `-s` option to specify the root filesystem it should run against.
<pre class="terminal">
$ cf push my_app -s (cflinuxfs3|lucid64)
## <a id='bosh_trusted_cert'></a>BOSH Configured Custom Trusted Certificate Support ##
Your platform operator can configure the platform to add the custom certificates into the application container.
The custom trusted certificates are added to the `/etc/ssl/certs` directory and can be used by binary applications.
For more information, see [Configuring Trusted System Certificates for Applications] (
## <a id='dotnet-console'></a>.NET Apps
If you are pushing a .NET Console app using the binary buildpack, see [Console Applications]( in the <em>.NET Cookbook</em> for more information.
You can deploy .NET Core apps to a Windows stack using the binary buildpack. Build it as a self-contained app and push it with the binary buildpack, specifying the `windows2016` stack with a custom start command.
For information about deploying different types of .NET apps, follow the links in the table below.
<th>Type of .NET App</th>
ASP.NET Web Forms<br>
ASP.NET WebAPI Apps<br>
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
<td><a href="../hwc/index.html">HWC</a></td>
<td>.NET Core pushed to Linux stack</td>
<td><a href="../dotnet-core/index.html">.NET Core</a></td>
## <a id='help_support'></a>Help and Support ##
Join the #buildpacks channel in our [Slack community]( if you need any further assistance.
For more information about using and extending the binary buildpack in Cloud
Foundry, see the [binary-buildpack GitHub repository](
You can find current information about this buildpack on the binary buildpack
[release page]( in