jboss Getting started with jboss

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Installation or Setup

Detailed instructions on getting jboss set up or installed.

Installing on Mac OS X

To install and run jboss AS standalone you can follow the processes described below(assuming that you already have java 7 and jdk installed on your mac):

  1. Download the jboss application server from here.

  2. Unzip the package and extract the folders

  3. Set up the your bash_profile like the following:

    open -a TextEdit ~/.bash_profile
  4. In your bash_profile add the following variables:

    export JBOSS_HOME=/Users/$USER/Desktop/Servers/jboss-as-7.1.1.Final
    JAVA_HOME=`/usr/libexec/java_home -v 1.7`
  5. Then move to jboss installation directory and cd into the bin directory.

  6. In the bin directory


This should start your jboss as a standalone application server. You should see your admin page at http://localhost:8080/

NB: This installation process does not work with Java 8

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