How To Install WildFly on Debian 9 Stretch

Install WildFly on Ubuntu Debian 9 Stretch

In this tutorial we will show you how to install WildFly on Debian 9 Stretch. 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 on a Debian 9 (Stretch) server.

Install WildFly on Debian 9 Stretch

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

Step 2. Installing Java.

WildFly requires Java to be installed. We’ll install OpenJDK, which is the default Java development and runtime in Debian 9:

Step 3. Create WildFly User.

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

Step 4. Installing WildFly on Debian.

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.

Start by creating a directory which will hold the WildFly configuration file:

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.

To access WildFly interface from the outside of your local network you need to open port 8080:

Step 7. Accessing WildFly Installation.

WildFly will be available on HTTP port 8080 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to or http://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 the latest version of the Plex Media Server on Debian 9 server. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official WildFly website.

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