4.3. Run JBoss EAP 6 Within the Java Security Manager

To specify a Java Security Manager policy, you need to edit the Java options passed to the domain or server instance during the bootstrap process. For this reason, you cannot pass the parameters as options to the domain.sh or standalone.sh scripts. The following procedure guides you through the steps of configuring your instance to run within a Java Security Manager policy.


  • Before you following this procedure, you need to write a security policy, using the policytool command which is included with your Java Development Kit (JDK). This procedure assumes that your policy is located at EAP_HOME/bin/server.policy.
  • The domain or standalone server must be completely stopped before you edit any configuration files.
Perform the following procedure for each physical host or instance in your domain, if you have domain members spread across multiple systems.

Procedure 4.1. Edit Configuration Files

  1. Open the configuration file.

    Open the configuration file for editing. This file is located in one of two places, depending on whether you use a managed domain or standalone server. This is not the executable file used to start the server or domain.
    • Managed Domain

    • Standalone Server

  2. Add the Java options at the end of the file.

    Add the following line to a new line at the very end of the file. You can modify the -Djava.security.policy value to specify the exact location of your security policy. It should go onto one line only, with no line break. You can modify the -Djava.security.debug to log more or less information, by specifying the debug level. The most verbose is failure,access,policy.
    JAVA_OPTS="$JAVA_OPTS -Djava.security.manager -Djboss.home.dir=$PWD/.. -Djava.security.policy==$PWD/server.policy -Djava.security.debug=failure"
  3. Start the domain or server.

    Start the domain or server as normal.