6.8. Adding System Paths

Some system paths are already defined for important server directory locations, like the home directory, log directory, and Java home directory. For custom applications, it may be useful or necessary to define other paths, and these can be added to the server configuration.


The default system paths cannot be edited or deleted through the resource configuration. These are defined by the JBoss EAP 6 installation itself. These paths begin with the names jboss.*, user.*, and java.*.
Some of those default system paths, like the home directory and base directory, can be edited by editing the EAP 6 server connections settings, as in Section 6.9, “Editing Connection Settings”.
Edit and delete icons are displayed by these default path entries. Although an edit window comes up and the path can apparently be edited or deleted, those changes are reset immediately.
  1. Click the Inventory tab in the top menu.
  2. Select Servers - Top Level Imports in the Resources menu table on the left. Select the JBoss EAP 6 server.
  3. In the inventory tree, select the top resource entry for the server.
  4. Open the Configuration tab.
  5. Expand the Paths section.
  6. Click the green plus (+) icon at the bottom of the Paths list.
  7. Fill in the path information.
    • The name of the path to create.
    • The path (absolute or relative) to create.
    • If a relative path was given as the Path value, then de-select the Unset? checkbox for the Relative field, and enter the name of the system path that it is relative to.
      For example, if the new path is devel/, and this is relative to the EAP home directory, then the Relative value is java.home.dir. This results in a final path of /opt/jboss-eap-6.0/devel/.
    • If the property is read-only. A read-only property cannot be edited after it is created. Read-only paths (aside from the default paths) have to be deleted and recreated if they need to be changed.
  8. Click OK.