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This is the top-level entry point of the documentation bundle for the JBoss Web Servlet/JSP container, which is based on a fork of the Apache Tomcat project developed by the Apache Software Foundation. JBoss Web implements the Servlet 3.0 and JavaServer Pages 2.2 specifications from the Java Community Process, and includes many additional features that make it a useful platform for developing and deploying web applications and web services.

JBoss Web 7.0.x is a subsystem of AS7, there isn't yet standalone version of it.

Select one of the links from the navigation menu (to the left) to drill down to the more detailed documentation that is available. Each available manual is described in more detail below.

JBoss Web User Guide

The following documents will assist you in downloading, installing JBoss Web, and using many of its features.

  1. Introduction - A brief, high level, overview of JBoss Web.
  2. System Properties - System properties used for JBoss Web configuration.
  3. First web application - An introduction to the concepts of a web application as defined in the Servlet 3.0 Specification. Covers basic organization of your web application source tree, the structure of a web application archive, and an introduction to the web application deployment descriptor (/WEB-INF/web.xml).
  4. Deployer - Operating the JBoss Web Deployer to deploy, precompile, and validate web applications.
  5. Security Manager - Configuring and using a Java Security Manager to support fine-grained control over the behavior of your web applications.
  6. Classloading - Information about class loading in JBoss Web, including where to place your application classes so that they are visible.
  7. SSL - Installing and configuring SSL support so that your JBoss Web will serve requests using the https protocol.
  8. URL Rewriting - Using rewriting features in JBoss Web.
  9. Proxy Support - Configuring JBoss Web to run behind a proxy server (or a web server functioning as a proxy server).
  10. Default Servlet - Configuring the default servlet and customizing directory listings.
  11. Connectors - Connectors available in JBoss Web, and native web server integration.
  12. Monitoring and Management - Enabling JMX Remote support, and using tools to monitor and manage JBoss Web.
  13. Logging - Configuring logging in JBoss Web.
  14. Apache Portable Runtime - Using APR to provide superior performance, scalability and better integration with native server technologies.
  15. Virtual Hosting - Configuring vitual hosting in JBoss Web.
  16. Advanced IO - Extensions available over regular, blocking IO.


The following documents are aimed at System Administrators who are responsible for installing, configuring, and operating a JBoss Web server.

JBoss Web Developers

The following documents are for Java developers who wish to contribute to the development of the JBoss Web project.

  • Building from Source - Details the steps necessary to download JBoss Web source code (and the other packages that it depends on), and build a binary distribution from those sources.
  • Changelog - Details the changes made to JBoss Web.
  • Catalina Javadocs - Javadoc API documentation for the Catalina servlet container and its dependencies.
  • Jasper Javadocs - Javadoc API documentation for the Jasper JSP container portion of JBoss Web.