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Welcome to the JBoss FAQ at JavaRanch. You will surprised to know that many of the questions that get asked in the forums have already been asked and answered many times before. This JBoss FAQ page is an effort to consolidate all such questions (forum discussions) in one place, so that ranchers can easily and quickly find answers to their questions.

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  General JBoss FAQ


  • What is JBoss?  


  • The word JBoss, on it's own, is just a brand name. However, due to the popularity of JBoss Application Server, most of the times, when people refer to JBoss, they usually are talking about the JBoss Application Server.




  • What are the other projects at JBoss?  


  • Other than the JBoss Application Server, there are a lot many projects that are developed under the jboss.org umbrella. All those projects are listed here. Here's a graphical version of the same.




  • Where can I download JBoss Application Server from?  


  • JBoss Application Server can be downloaded from here




  • Where do I report JBoss bugs or feature requests  


  • Various JBoss projects have their issue tracker at JBoss JIRA. Please visit the project's website under JBoss projects for more details.




  • Are JBoss projects free to use?  


  • The community projects hosted at jboss.org are developed under open source license and free to use.




  • Can I get paid support for JBoss projects?  


  • Some of the community projects including JBoss Application Server also have a productized version for which users can buy support. More details can be found here




  • Where, at JavaRanch, can I ask questions related to JBoss?  


  • Questions related to JBoss are answered in our JBoss Forum




  • JBoss books  


  • Search our JavaRanch Bunkhouse for some of the JBoss books. You can even use the bunkhouse search page to find reviews of some JBoss specific books. Here's one such search.



      JBoss Technical FAQ


  • Why is JBoss not accessible outside localhost?  


  • This is one of the most asked questions, ever since JBoss AS 4.2.x was released. Some of the previous discussions about this are available here:

  • Access JBoss remotely
  • JBoss only available at localhost
  • Cannot connect to remote JBoss


  • As has been mentioned in those threads, starting JBoss AS 4.2.x, the server now binds only to localhost by default. The reasons for doing that are mentioned here. The solution is to use the -b option with the run.sh/run.bat script while starting the server.

    For example:



    where IP address is the address to which you want to bind the services. Passing 0.0.0.0 as the value to -b binds the services to all addresses, but isn't recommended. See the JBoss42FAQ for more details.




  • JBoss admin console - where is it?  


  • Since the early days, JBoss Application Server used to (and continues to) ship with the jmx-console and web-console which were the only consoles available in JBoss. These consoles did not have much of an admin functionality. The jmx-console was meant to interact with the MBeans deployed in JBoss. Since JBoss itself had a JMX kernel (in JBoss AS 3.x and JBoss AS 4.x), most of the admin functions like deploying applications (in a limited way) or taking thread dumps were done from this console. Although, the jmx-console provided some of the admin functions, it was never a tool which the JBoss admins could use. Expectedly, there were users who wanted to have a better console for administration. Some such discussions are here:

  • Does JBoss have admin console?
  • JBoss admin console lacks administration functionality


  • However, starting JBoss AS 5.1.0.CR1, JBoss AS now ships with an admin console. The console is by default available at http://localhost:8080/admin-console (replace localhost and port with the correct IP/port of your server). Some forum discussions related to JBoss admin console, that you might find useful are here:

  • Username password for JBoss admin console
  • An interesting discussion on Embedded Jopr (the project more commonly known as JBoss admin console)





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