Chapter 40. Configuring and running standalone Business Central

You can use the Business Central standalone JAR file to run Business Central without deploying it to an application server. You can use sample configuration files to run the Business Central standalone JAR file out of the box or you can customize the sampfiles for your requirements.


This JAR file is supported only when it is run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.



  1. Extract the downloaded to a temporary directory. This archive includes the file.
  2. Extract the file to the directory that contains the rhpam-7.12.0-business-central-standalone.jar file. The file contains the following sample configuration files:

    • application-script.cli: Sample script for adding a user and kie server system properties
    • kie-fs-realm-users: Sample user data

      You can run the rhpam-7.12.0-business-central-standalone.jar files with the sample data provided in the configuration files or you can customize the data for your requirements.

  3. To customize the configuration data, complete the following steps:

    1. Edit the application-script.cli file to include an administrative user with admin, user, rest-all, rest-client and kie-server roles. In the following example, replace <USERNAME> and <PASSWORD> with your username and password of the user you want to create.

      /subsystem=elytron/filesystem-realm=KieRealm:set-password(identity=<USERNAME>, clear={password="<PASSWORD>"})
      /subsystem=elytron/filesystem-realm=KieRealm:add-identity-attribute(identity=<USERNAME>, name=role, value=["admin","user","rest-all","rest-client","kie-server"])
  4. To run the Business Central standalone JAR file, enter the following command:

    java -jar rhpam-7.12.0-business-central-standalone.jar --cli-script=application-script.cli
  5. To set application properties when you run the JAR file, include the -D<PROPERTY>=<VALUE> parameter in the command, where <PROPERTY> is the name of a supported application property and <VALUE> is the property value:

    java -jar rhpam-7.12.0-business-central-standalone.jar --cli-script=application-script.cli -D<PROPERTY>=<VALUE> -D<PROPERTY>=<VALUE>

    For example, to run Business Central and connect to KIE Server as the user controllerUser, enter:

    java -jar rhpam-7.12.0-business-central-standalone.jar \
     --cli-script=application-script.cli \
    -Dorg.kie.server.user=controllerUser \

    Doing this enables you to deploy containers to KIE Server. See Appendix A, Business Central system properties for more information.


    To enable user and group management in Business Central, set the value of the property to kie-fs-realm-users.