How To Install WildFly on CentOS 8

Install WildFly on CentOS 8

In this tutorial we will show you how to install WildFly on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, The WildFly implements the Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE). It is among the most common source Java server applications. It offers you an administration dashboard to manage single or multiple domains efficiently.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation WildFly (JBoss) on a CentOS 8 server.

Install WildFly on CentOS 8

Step 1. First let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

Step 2. Installing Java OpenJDK.

Install the OpenJDK package by running:

Step 3. Create a User WildFly.

Running WildFly as the root user is a security risk and not considered best practice. To create a new system user and group named wildfly with home directory /opt/wildfly run:

Step 4. Install WildFly on CentOS 8.

First, Download the latest version of WildFly on the server and extract it using the following commands:

Once the download is completed, extract the tar.gz file and move it to the /opt directory:

Next, create a symbolic link wildfly which will point to the WildFly installation directory:

Step 5. Configure Systemd for WildFly.

First, creating a directory which will hold the WildFly configuration file:

Next, copy the configuration file to the /etc/wildfly directory:

By default, WildFly will run in a standalone mode and will listen on all interfaces. You can edit the file according to your needs:

Next copy the WildFly script to the /opt/wildfly/bin/ directory:

Then, start the WildFly service by executing:

Step 6. Configure the Firewall for WildFly.

Use the following commands to open the necessary port:

Step 7. Accessing WildFly Installation.

WildFly will be available on HTTP port 8080 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to or http://your-server-ip:8080 and complete the required the steps to finish the installation.

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed WildFly. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing WildFly JBoss in CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official WildFly website.

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