How To Install WildFly on Debian 10 Buster

Install WildFly on Debian 10

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install WildFly on Debian 10. 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. WildFly Application Server is an exceptionally fast, lightweight and powerful implementation of the Java Enterprise Edition 8 Platform specifications.

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 on a Debian 9 (Buster).

Install WildFly on Debian 10 Buster

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running these following apt commands in the terminal:

Step 2. Installing Java.

Run the following command to install OpenJDK:

After installing OpenJDK above, you can run the commands below to validate that it is installed:

Step 3. Create a WildFly User.

We will create a new system user and group named WildFly with a home directory /opt/wildfly that will run the WildFly service:

Step 4. Download and Install WildFly Jboss on Debian 10.

The 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 WildFly.

Let’s now create a system user and group that will run WildFly service:

Then, open the configuration file in the favourite editor through the following command:

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

After that, start the WildFly service by executing:

Step 6. Configure the Firewall.

You need to allow traffic on port 8080. If your Debian does not have the UFW firewall application installed by default, run the following command to install it on your system:

Step 7. Accessing WildFly Web Interface.

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

Congratulations! You have successfully installed WildFly. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the WildFly Jboss on Debian 10. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official WildFly website.

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