19.3.6. Configure JBoss EAP 6 to Accept Requests From External Web Servers


JBoss EAP 6 does not need to know which proxy it is accepting requests from, only the port and protocol to look for. This is not true of mod_cluster, which is more tightly coupled to the configuration of JBoss EAP 6. But the following task works for mod_jk, mod_proxy, ISAPI, and NSAPI. Substitute the protocols and ports in the examples with the ones you need to configure.

To configure JBoss EAP 6 for mod_cluster, refer to Section 19.5.6, “Configure a mod_cluster Worker Node”.


  • You need to be logged into the Management CLI or Management Console to perform this task. The exact steps in the task use the Management CLI, but the same basic procedure is used in the Management Console.
  • You need a list of which protocols you will be using, whether HTTP, HTTPS, or AJP.

Procedure 19.5. Edit Configuration and add Socket Bindings

  1. Configure the jvmRoute system property.

    By default, the jvmRoute is set to the same value as the server name. If you need to customize it, you can use a command like the following. Replace or remove the /profile=ha portion of the command, depending on which profile you use or whether you use a standalone server. Replace the string CUSTOM_ROUTE_NAME with your custom jvmRoute name.
    [user@localhost:9999 /] /profile=ha/subsystem=web:write-attribute(name="instance-id",value="CUSTOM_ROUTE_NAME")
  2. List the connectors available in the web subsystem.


    This step is only necessary if you are not using the ha or full-ha profiles for either a standalone server, or a server group in a Managed Domain. Those configurations already include all of the necessary connectors.
    In order for an external web server to be able to connect to JBoss EAP 6's web server, the web subsystem needs a connector. Each protocol needs its own connector, which is tied to a socket group.
    To list the connectors currently available, issue the following command:
    [standalone@localhost:9999 /] /subsystem=web:read-children-names(child-type=connector)
    If there is no line indicating the connector your need (HTTP, HTTPS, AJP), you need to add the connector.
  3. Read the configuration of a connector.

    To see the details of how a connector is configured, you can read its configuration. The following command reads the configuration of the AJP connector. The other connectors have similar configuration output.
    [standalone@localhost:9999 /] /subsystem=web/connector=ajp:read-resource(recursive=true)
        "outcome" => "success",
        "result" => {
            "enable-lookups" => false,
            "enabled" => true,
            "max-post-size" => 2097152,
            "max-save-post-size" => 4096,
            "protocol" => "AJP/1.3",
            "redirect-port" => 8443,
            "scheme" => "http",
            "secure" => false,
            "socket-binding" => "ajp",
            "ssl" => undefined,
            "virtual-server" => undefined
  4. Add the necessary connectors to the web subsystem.

    To add a connector to the web subsystem, it needs to have a socket binding. The socket binding is added to the socket binding group used by your server or server group. The following steps assume that your server group is server-group-one and that your socket binding group is standard-sockets.
    1. Add a socket to the socket binding group.

      To add a socket to the socket binding group, issue the following command, replacing the protocol and port with the ones you need.
      [standalone@localhost:9999 /] /socket-binding-group=standard-sockets/socket-binding=ajp:add(port=8009)
    2. Add the socket binding to the web subsystem.

      Issue the following command to add a connector to the web subsystem, substituting the socket binding name and protocol with the ones you need.
      [standalone@localhost:9999 /] /subsystem=web/connector=ajp:add(socket-binding=ajp, protocol="AJP/1.3", enabled=true, scheme="http")