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Running Jetty

Demo Base

Once you have a copy of the Jetty distribution downloaded, extract the zip or tar.gz file to a location where you have read and write access. Jetty has no GUI (Graphical User Interface), so running the server and performing many configuration options is done from the command line.

Once you have access to your system’s command line, navigate to the directory where you unpacked your copy of the Jetty distribution. To start Jetty on the default port of 8080, run the following command:

$ java -jar start.jar
2017-09-20 15:45:11.986:INFO::main: Logging initialized @683ms to org.eclipse.jetty.util.log.StdErrLog
2017-09-20 15:45:12.197:WARN:oejs.HomeBaseWarning:main: This instance of Jetty is not running from a separate {jetty.base} directory, this is not recommended.  See documentation at http://www.eclipse.org/jetty/documentation/current/startup.html
2017-09-20 15:45:12.243:INFO:oejs.Server:main: 9.4.11.v20180605
2017-09-20 15:45:12.266:INFO:oejdp.ScanningAppProvider:main: Deployment monitor [file:///installs/repository/jetty/webapps/] at interval 1
2017-09-20 15:45:12.298:INFO:oejs.AbstractConnector:main: Started ServerConnector@39c0f4a{HTTP/1.1,[http/1.1]}{0.0.0.0:8080}
2017-09-20 15:45:12.298:INFO:oejs.Server:main: Started @995ms

You can point a browser at this server at http://localhost:8080. However, as there are no webapps deployed in the $JETTY_HOME directory, you will see a 404 error page served by Jetty. Note the HomeBaseWarning - it is not recommended to run Jetty from the $JETTY_HOME directory. Instead, see how to create a Jetty Base below.

Note

You will see examples throughout the documentation referencing $JETTY_HOME and $JETTY_BASE as well as {jetty.home} and {jetty.base}. These terms are used to refer to the location of your Jetty installation directories. Many users find it helpful to define $JETTY_HOME as an environment variable that maps to their Jetty distribution directory. More information can be found in our Administration section on managing Jetty Home and Jetty Base.

Demo Base

Within the standard Jetty distribution there is the demo-base directory. This is a fully-functioning Jetty Base (more on that later) complete with numerous web applications demonstrating different Jetty functionality. Additionally, the demo-base demonstrates the recommended way to run a Jetty base in a directory separate from $JETTY_HOME:

$ cd demo-base/
$ java -jar ../start.jar
2017-09-20 16:23:03.563:INFO::main: Logging initialized @429ms to org.eclipse.jetty.util.log.StdErrLog
2017-09-20 16:23:03.802:WARN::main: demo test-realm is deployed. DO NOT USE IN PRODUCTION!
2017-09-20 16:23:03.804:INFO:oejs.Server:main: 9.4.11.v20180605
2017-09-20 16:23:03.819:INFO:oejdp.ScanningAppProvider:main: Deployment monitor [file:///installs/repository/jetty/demo-base/webapps/] at interval 1
2017-09-20 16:23:04.098:INFO:oeja.AnnotationConfiguration:main: Scanning elapsed time=102ms
2017-09-20 16:23:04.103:WARN::main: async-rest webapp is deployed. DO NOT USE IN PRODUCTION!
2017-09-20 16:23:04.267:INFO:oejs.session:main: DefaultSessionIdManager workerName=node0
2017-09-20 16:23:04.267:INFO:oejs.session:main: No SessionScavenger set, using defaults
2017-09-20 16:23:04.268:INFO:oejs.session:main: Scavenging every 660000ms
2017-09-20 16:23:04.306:INFO:oejsh.ContextHandler:main: Started o.e.j.w.WebAppContext@371a67ec{/async-rest,[file:///private/var/folders/h6/yb_lbnnn11g0y1jjlvqg631h0000gn/T/jetty-0.0.0.0-8080-async-rest.war-_async-rest-any-5319296087878801290.dir/webapp/, jar:file:///private/var/folders/h6/yb_lbnnn11g0y1jjlvqg631h0000gn/T/jetty-0.0.0.0-8080-async-rest.war-_async-rest-any-5319296087878801290.dir/webapp/WEB-INF/lib/example-async-rest-jar-9.4.11.v20180605.jar!/META-INF/resources],AVAILABLE}{/async-rest.war}
2017-09-20 16:23:04.429:INFO:oeja.AnnotationConfiguration:main: Scanning elapsed time=53ms
2017-09-20 16:23:04.432:WARN::main: test webapp is deployed. DO NOT USE IN PRODUCTION!
2017-09-20 16:23:04.511:INFO:oejsh.ManagedAttributeListener:main: update PushFilter null->org.eclipse.jetty.servlets.PushCacheFilter@2362f559 on o.e.j.w.WebAppContext@35e2d654{/test,file:///private/var/folders/h6/yb_lbnnn11g0y1jjlvqg631h0000gn/T/jetty-0.0.0.0-8080-test.war-_test-any-6279588879522983394.dir/webapp/,STARTING}{/test.war}
2017-09-20 16:23:04.516:INFO:oejsh.ManagedAttributeListener:main: update QoSFilter null->org.eclipse.jetty.servlets.QoSFilter@7770f470 on o.e.j.w.WebAppContext@35e2d654{/test,file:///private/var/folders/h6/yb_lbnnn11g0y1jjlvqg631h0000gn/T/jetty-0.0.0.0-8080-test.war-_test-any-6279588879522983394.dir/webapp/,STARTING}{/test.war}
2017-09-20 16:23:04.519:WARN:oeju.DeprecationWarning:main: Using @Deprecated Class org.eclipse.jetty.servlets.MultiPartFilter
2017-09-20 16:23:04.549:INFO:oejsh.ContextHandler:main: Started o.e.j.w.WebAppContext@35e2d654{/test,file:///private/var/folders/h6/yb_lbnnn11g0y1jjlvqg631h0000gn/T/jetty-0.0.0.0-8080-test.war-_test-any-6279588879522983394.dir/webapp/,AVAILABLE}{/test.war}
2017-09-20 16:23:04.646:INFO:oeja.AnnotationConfiguration:main: Scanning elapsed time=12ms
2017-09-20 16:23:04.649:WARN::main: test-jndi webapp is deployed. DO NOT USE IN PRODUCTION!
2017-09-20 16:23:04.697:INFO:oejsh.ContextHandler:main: Started o.e.j.w.WebAppContext@561b6512{/test-jndi,file:///private/var/folders/h6/yb_lbnnn11g0y1jjlvqg631h0000gn/T/jetty-0.0.0.0-8080-test-jndi.war-_test-jndi-any-6023636263414992288.dir/webapp/,AVAILABLE}{/test-jndi.war}
2017-09-20 16:23:04.770:INFO:oeja.AnnotationConfiguration:main: Scanning elapsed time=40ms
2017-09-20 16:23:05.036:INFO:oejsh.ContextHandler:main: Started o.e.j.w.WebAppContext@2beee7ff{/proxy,file:///private/var/folders/h6/yb_lbnnn11g0y1jjlvqg631h0000gn/T/jetty-0.0.0.0-8080-javadoc-proxy.war-_javadoc-proxy-any-2758874759195597975.dir/webapp/,AVAILABLE}{/javadoc-proxy.war}
2017-09-20 16:23:05.072:INFO:oeja.AnnotationConfiguration:main: Scanning elapsed time=16ms
2017-09-20 16:23:05.074:WARN::main: test-jaas webapp is deployed. DO NOT USE IN PRODUCTION!
2017-09-20 16:23:05.098:INFO:oejsh.ContextHandler:main: Started o.e.j.w.WebAppContext@506ae4d4{/test-jaas,file:///private/var/folders/h6/yb_lbnnn11g0y1jjlvqg631h0000gn/T/jetty-0.0.0.0-8080-test-jaas.war-_test-jaas-any-8067423971450448377.dir/webapp/,AVAILABLE}{/test-jaas.war}
2017-09-20 16:23:05.182:INFO:oeja.AnnotationConfiguration:main: Scanning elapsed time=37ms
2017-09-20 16:23:05.184:WARN::main: test-spec webapp is deployed. DO NOT USE IN PRODUCTION!
2017-09-20 16:23:05.243:INFO:oejsh.ContextHandler:main: Started o.e.j.w.WebAppContext@45099dd3{/test-spec,[file:///private/var/folders/h6/yb_lbnnn11g0y1jjlvqg631h0000gn/T/jetty-0.0.0.0-8080-test-spec.war-_test-spec-any-1205866915335004234.dir/webapp/, jar:file:///private/var/folders/h6/yb_lbnnn11g0y1jjlvqg631h0000gn/T/jetty-0.0.0.0-8080-test-spec.war-_test-spec-any-1205866915335004234.dir/webapp/WEB-INF/lib/test-web-fragment-9.4.11.v20180605.jar!/META-INF/resources],AVAILABLE}{/test-spec.war}
2017-09-20 16:23:05.247:INFO:oejsh.ContextHandler:main: Started o.e.j.s.h.MovedContextHandler@3e08ff24{/oldContextPath,null,AVAILABLE}
2017-09-20 16:23:05.274:INFO:oeja.AnnotationConfiguration:main: Scanning elapsed time=18ms
2017-09-20 16:23:05.296:INFO:oejsh.ContextHandler:main: Started o.e.j.w.WebAppContext@5ddeb7cb{/,file:///installs/repository/jetty/demo-base/webapps/ROOT/,AVAILABLE}{/ROOT}
2017-09-20 16:23:05.326:INFO:oeja.AnnotationConfiguration:main: Scanning elapsed time=21ms
2017-09-20 16:23:05.352:INFO:oejsh.ContextHandler:main: Started o.e.j.w.WebAppContext@6b695b06{/doc,file:///installs/repository/jetty/demo-base/webapps/doc/,AVAILABLE}{/doc}
2017-09-20 16:23:05.370:INFO:oejs.AbstractConnector:main: Started ServerConnector@28cda624{HTTP/1.1,[http/1.1]}{0.0.0.0:8080}
2017-09-20 16:23:05.380:INFO:oejus.SslContextFactory:main: x509=X509@126253fd(jetty,h=[jetty.eclipse.org],w=[]) for SslContextFactory@57db2b13(file:///installs/repository/jetty/demo-base/etc/keystore,file:///installs/repository/jetty/demo-base/etc/keystore)
2017-09-20 16:23:05.381:INFO:oejus.SslContextFactory:main: x509=X509@475c9c31(mykey,h=[],w=[]) for SslContextFactory@57db2b13(file:///installs/repository/jetty/demo-base/etc/keystore,ffile:///installs/repository/jetty/demo-base/etc/keystore)
2017-09-20 16:23:05.523:INFO:oejs.AbstractConnector:main: Started ServerConnector@53f3bdbd{SSL,[ssl, http/1.1]}{0.0.0.0:8443}
2017-09-20 16:23:05.524:INFO:oejs.Server:main: Started @2390ms

You can visit this demo server by pointing a browser at http://localhost:8080, which will now show a welcome page and several demo/test web applications.

Warning

The demonstration web applications are not necessarily secure and should not be deployed in production web servers.

You can see the configuration of the demo-base by using the following commands:

> cd $JETTY_HOME/demo-base/
> java -jar $JETTY_HOME/start.jar --list-modules
...

> java -jar %JETTY_HOME/start.jar --list-config
...

The --list-modules command will return a complete list of available and enabled modules for the server. It will also display the location of the modules, how and in what order they are implemented, dependent modules, and associated jar files.

The --list-config command displays a trove of information about the server including the Java and Jetty environments, the configuration order, any JVM arguments or System Properties set, general server properties, a full listing of the Jetty server class path, and active Jetty XML files.

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