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Eclipse Dirigible™

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Eclipse Dirigible is a High-Productivity Application Platform as a Service (hpaPaaS). It provides an application server consisting of pre-selected execution engines and built-in development tools as WebIDE. It is suitable for rapid development of business applications leveraging also the Low Code / No Code technicques.

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Enjoy Programming Like Never Before

From the end user's perspective (developer), Dirigible runs directly in the browser, therefore does not require any downloads or installations.

From the service provider's perspective (PaaS/SaaS), Dirigible packs all required components in a self-contained software bundle that can be deployed in any Java-based web server, such as Tomcat, Jetty, JBoss.

Dirigible supports access to RDBMS via JDBC. Currently supported versions for RDBMS are HANA, MaxDB, Sybase ASE, PostgreSQL, MySQL, H2, and Derby.

Dirigible promotes the In-System Programing development model, where you make dynamic alteration of the live system. To provide the self-contained bundle serving all the needed features for a business application, Dirigible packs various engines such as ActiveMQ, Quartz, Lucene, Flowable, Mylyn, Rhino, V8 and others.

The project started as an internal SAP initiative to address the extension and adaption use-cases related to SOA and Enterprise Services.

Instant Trial

You can try the sandbox instance to have a quick look on the functionality you are interested

Get Started


The "fast-track" - you can download the precompiled binaries produced from the Hudson builds from and skip the build section.

Nevertheless, we highly recommend building the binaries from source in order to have all experimental features that are not available in the releases.


  1. Clone the project repository - master branch or download the latest 3.x sources.

  2. Go to the root folder.

  3. Build the project with:

     mvn clean install

The build should pass successfully. The produced WAR files under target sub-folder releng are ready to be deployed. There are separated deployable artifacts (WAR files) depending on the usage type. There is also an executable JAR file under the releng/desktop-all/target folder with name like ROOT.war




The Java Web Application Archive (WAR) files can be deployed on Apache Tomcat web container. In this case the built-in H2 database is used.

More information about how to deploy on Apache Tomcat can be found here.


brew install ttyd


Linux support is built-in

More info about ttyd can be found at: ttyd

  1. Take the WAR file you have built in the previous step ROOT.war.

  2. Configure Users store:

             <role rolename="Developer"/>
             <role rolename="Operator"/>
             <role rolename="Everyone"/>
             <user username="dirigible" password="dirigible" roles="Developer,Operator,Everyone"/>
  3. Open a web browser and go to:

  4. Login with dirigible/dirigible.


  1. Pull the already built container from Docker Hub

     docker pull dirigiblelabs/dirigible-trial
  2. Start the container

     docker run -p 8080:8080 -p 8081:8081 dirigiblelabs/dirigible-trial <&- &
  3. Open a web browser and go to:

  4. Optionally you can enhance and customize the Dockerfile from here

Additional Information


This project is copyrighted by SAP SE and is available under the Eclipse Public License v 1.0. See LICENSE.txt and NOTICE.txt for further details.

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If you like to contribute to Dirigible, please read the Contributor's guide.


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