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WildFly Elytron

WildFly Elytron is a new WildFly sub-project which is completely replacing the combination of PicketBox and JAAS as the WildFly client and server security mechanism.

An "elytron" (ĕl´·ĭ·trŏn, plural "elytra") is the hard, protective casing over a wing of certain flying insects (e.g. beetles).

Building From Source

$ git clone

Setup the JBoss Maven Repository

To use dependencies from, you need to add the JBoss Maven Repositories to your Maven settings.xml. For details see Maven Getting Started - Users

Build with Maven

The command below builds the project and runs the embedded suite.

$ mvn clean install

Issue Tracking

Bugs and features are tracked within the Elytron Jira project at


All new features and enhancements should be submitted to 2.x branch only. Our contribution guide will guide you through the steps for getting started on the WildFly Elytron project and will go through how to format and submit your first PR.

For more details, check out our getting started guide for developers.

Example Feature Demos

Our elytron-examples repository contains example demos of WildFly Elytron features.

Get Help

There are a couple ways to get in touch with us.

Feel free to ask questions on the WildFly user forum.

The WildFly Elytron team also has an open chat room where you can listen in and ask questions. Join us on Zulip chat.