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wildfly (31) Versions 0.4.3

Installs/Configures wildfly

cookbook 'wildfly', '= 0.4.3', :supermarket
cookbook 'wildfly', '= 0.4.3'
knife supermarket install wildfly
knife supermarket download wildfly
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Wildfly Cookbook

Cookbook to deploy Wildfly Java Application Server

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  • Chef Client 11+
  • Java Cookbook (ignored if node['wildfly']['install_java'] is false)


  • CentOS, Red Hat

Tested on:
- CentOS 6.6


You can add users in the proper format to attributes\users.rb

You can customize the Java version, and the Connector/J if you'd like.

If running in production, I STRONGLY recommend you use a wrapper cookbook, and manually specify the Wildfly version,
Java version (if node['wildfly']['install_java'] is true), and cookbook version as well.

This cookbook and configuration templates will continually be updated to support the latest stable release of Wildfly.

Currently, version upgrades will trigger configuration enforcement, meaning any changes made outside of Chef will be wiped out.


  • node['wildfly']['install_java'] - Install Java using Java Cookbook. Default true
  • node['wildfly']['base'] - Base directory to run Wildfly from

  • node['wildfly']['version'] - Specify the version of Wildfly

  • node['wildfly']['url'] - URL to Wildfly tarball

  • node['wildfly']['checksum'] - SHA256 hash of said tarball

  • node['wildfly']['user'] - User to run Wildfly as. DO NOT MODIFY AFTER INSTALLATION!!!

  • node['wildfly']['group'] - Group which owns Wildfly directories

  • node['wildfly']['server'] - Name of service and init.d script for daemonizing

  • node['wildfly']['mysql']['enabled'] - Boolean indicating Connector/J support

  • node['wildfly']['int'][*] - Various hashes for setting interface & port bindings

  • node['wildfly']['smtp']['host'] - SMTP Destination host

  • node['wildfly']['smtp']['port'] - SMTP Destination port


  • ::default - Installs Java (if node['wildfly']['install_java'] is true) & Wildfly.
    Also installs Connector/J if you've got it enabled.
  • ::install - Installs Wildfly.
  • ::mysql_connector - Installs Connector/J into appropriate Wildfly directory.


Datasource LWRP

wildfly_datasource 'example' do
  jndiname 'java:jboss/datasource/example'
  drivername 'some-jdbc-driver'
  connectionurl 'jdbc:some://'
  username 'db_username'
  password 'db_password'
  sensitive false  

Deploy LWRP

Allows you to deploy JARs and WARs via chef

Example 1 (from a url)
wildfly_deploy 'jboss.jdbc-driver.sqljdbc4_jar' do
url ''

Example 2 (from disk)
wildfly_deploy 'jboss.jdbc-driver.sqljdbc4_jar' do
path '/opt/resources/sqljdb4.jar'

Example 3 with automated update (requires a common runtime_name and version specific name)
wildfly_deploy 'my-app-1.0.war' do
url ''
runtime_name 'my-app.war'

Example 4 undeploy (use :disable to keep the contents, and :enable to re-deploy previously kept contents)
wildfly_deploy 'jboss.jdbc-driver.sqljdbc4_jar' do
action :remove

Attribute LWRP

Allows you to set an attribute in the server config

To change the max-post-size parameter
<server name="default-server">
<http-listener name="default" socket-binding="http" max-post-size="20971520"/>
<host name="default-host" alias="localhost">

wildfly_attribute 'max-post-size' do
   path '/subsystem=undertow/server=default-server/http-listener=default'
   parameter 'max-post-size'
   value '20971520L'
   notifies :restart, 'service[wildfly]'

If the attribute restart is set to false, the wildfly will never restart

wildfly_attribute 'max-post-size' do
   path '/subsystem=undertow/server=default-server/http-listener=default'
   parameter 'max-post-size'
   value '20971520L'
   restart false

You can also add a new attribute

wildfly_attribute 'max-post-size' do
   path '/subsystem=mail/mail-session="postbox"'
   parameter 'jndi-name="java:/mail/postbox",debug=true'
   action :add

Property LWRP

Allows you to set or delete system properties in the server config. (Supported Actions: :set, :delete)

wildfly_property 'Database URL' do
   property 'JdbcUrl'
   value 'jdbc:mysql://'
   action :set
   notifies :restart, 'service[wildfly]', :delayed

ChefSpec Matchers

This cookbook includes custom ChefSpec matchers you can use to test
your own cookbooks.

Example Matcher Usage

expect(chef_run).to create_wildfly_datasource('example').with(
  jndiname 'java:jboss/datasource/example'
  drivername 'some-jdbc-driver'
  connectionurl 'jdbc:some://'
  username 'db_username'
  password 'db_password'
  sensitive: true

Cookbook Matchers

  • set_wildfly_attribute(resource_name)
  • create_wildfly_datasource(resource_name)
  • delete_wildfly_datasource(resource_name)
  • install_wildfly_deploy(resource_name)
  • remove_wildfly_deploy(resource_name)
  • enable_wildfly_deploy(resource_name)
  • disable_wildfly_deploy(resource_name)
  • create_wildfly_logcategory(resource_name)
  • delete_wildfly_logcategory(resource_name)
  • create_wildfly_loghandler(resource_name)
  • delete_wildfly_loghandler(resource_name)
  • set_wildfly_property(resource_name)
  • delete_wildfly_property(resource_name)


Author:: Brian Dwyer - Intelligent Digital Services


Contributor:: Hugo Trippaers

Contributor:: Ian Southam

WildFly Cookbook CHANGELOG

0.4.2 (2017-12-15)

  • WildFly 10.1
  • Add ability to add attributes
  • Allow better control of ShellEscape for wildfly_property resource
  • Fix for SystemD
  • Only deploy Domain configuration in domain mode

0.3.1 (2016-04-11)

  • Chef will override sensitive back to its global value

0.3.0 (2016-02-24)

  • Add sensitive and optional username/password parameters to datasource resource.
  • Fix missing jboss.jdbc-driver.mysql by restarting Wildfly immediately after installing mysql_connector.
  • Add ChefSpec Matchers.

0.2.0 (2015-09-09)

  • Make install of Java optional.

0.1.19 (2015-04-01)

  • Fixed location of wildfly.conf in Debian init script.

0.1.18 (2015-03-19)

  • Adjusted behavior of the service user update procedure.
    • Fixed hardcoded username.
    • Adjusted logic to not fail if user is changed or does not exist... DO NOT CHANGE THE USER AFTER DEPLOYMENT!
    • Touch markerfile if conditions warrant user change.
  • Added

0.1.17 (2015-03-16)

  • Adjusted WildFly service user behavior. We now create a system account (UID reserved range), set home directory to WildFly's base directory, and assign the /sbin/nologin shell
    • Existing installations will only have the home directory and login shell changed, WildFly service will be stopped in order to facilitate this!
  • Brought standalone.conf and domain.conf outside of configuration enforcement
  • Bumped Java JDK to 8u40

0.1.16 (2015-02-04)

  • Added support for provisioning domain.conf
  • Added ability to set port binding offset
  • Switched to JDK8 by default due to JDK7 deprecation
  • Bumped MySQL Connector/J to 5.1.34

0.1.15 (2014-11-26)

  • Bump for WildFly 8.2.0-FINAL

0.1.14 (2014-10-22)

  • Fixed PostGRES support and added XA datasource support
  • Bumped Java JDK to 7u71
  • Bumped MySQL Connector/J to 5.1.33

0.1.13 (2014-10-22)

  • Added support for Debian
    • Contributed by atoulme
  • Added support for PostGRES
    • Contributed by atoulme

0.1.12 (2014-09-18)

  • Code cleanup
    • Contributed by rdoorn and bjbishop

0.1.11 (2014-09-02)

  • Adjusted MySQL Connector/J deployment to restart WildFly upon Connector/J update
  • Bumped MySQL Connector/J to 5.1.32

0.1.10 (2014-08-25)

  • Updated deploy provider (Contributed by rdoorn)
    • Added undeploy (:remove) action
    • Allow to specify runtime_name
    • Automatically deploy new versions of war from URL based on common runtime_name (See README for deploy provider, example 3)
    • Bumped Java JDK to 7u67

0.1.9 (2014-06-25)

  • Set WildFly service resource to run at startup
  • Added logcategory and loghandler LWRP's (Contributed by afornie)

0.1.8 (2014-06-06)

  • Added properties LWRP to deploy WildFly system properties
  • Added logrotate functionality

0.1.7 (2014-06-02)

  • Bump for WildFly 8.1.0-FINAL
  • Bumped Java JDK to 7u60

0.1.6 (2014-05-19)

  • Bump for WildFly 8.1.0-CR2

0.1.5 (2014-05-08)

  • Allow the addition of application users and roles (Contributed by isoutham)
  • Bug fix to datasource and deploy providers to specify shell, as /sbin/nologin should be used for service user in Production (Contributed by isoutham)
  • Rubocop and FoodCritic fixes (Contributed by isoutham)

0.1.4 (2014-05-07)

  • Added a provider for updating configuration attributes (Contributed by isoutham)

0.1.3 (2014-04-16)

  • Bumped Java JDK to 7u55

0.1.2 (2014-04-16)

  • Bug fix in templates

0.1.1 (2014-04-16)

  • Bump for WildFly 8.1.0-CR1

0.1.0 (2014-02-18)

  • Initial commit

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