Getting started with JBoss AS 7 in Fedora
In a terminal, install JBoss AS 7 using yum
sudo yum -y install jboss-as
Start the JBoss AS 7 system service
sudo systemctl start jboss-as.service
Connect to the JBoss AS 7 management console (for the system instance)
sudo -u jboss-as sh -c "jboss-cli -c"
When you connect to the management console, the server will send a secret key challenge to the client. The client can only pass the challenge if it has physical direct access to the filesystem and the same permissions as the user running the server. Otherwise, you'd need to create and use a proper management user.
Stop the JBoss AS 7 system service
sudo systemctl stop jboss-as.service
Create a user instance of JBoss AS 7
jboss-as-cp -l $HOME/jboss-as-user-instance
Start the JBoss AS 7 user instance
standalone.sh is a script generated by jboss-as-cp that effectively runs this command
JBOSS_BASE_DIR=$HOME/jboss-as-user-instance /usr/share/jboss-as/bin/standalone.sh -c standalone-web.xml
Connect to the JBoss AS 7 management console (for the user instance)
We don't need any special permissions to connect to the management console this time thanks to the developer friendly security policy.