Dependency-Track logov4.2

An executable WAR is a traditional Java Web Archive (WAR) that is packaged in a way where it can executed from the command-line. Unlike traditional WARs which require a Servlet container already installed and configured, executable WARs fast-track this process by bundling a Servlet container specifically configured to execute the bundled application.

The Dependency-Track executable WAR is delivered ready-to-run. To use the executable WAR, the only requirement is to have Java 8u162 (or higher) installed.

Deprecation Notice

The Executable WAR is deprecated and will no longer be distributed in a future version of Dependency-Track It is advisable that organizations migrate to a container strategy such as Docker or Kubernetes.

The Executable WAR is available in two variants:

Refer to distributions for details.


Minimum Recommended
Java 8 u162 (or higher) Java 8 u162 or higher
2 CPU cores 4 CPU cores

If minimum requirements are not met, Dependency-Track will not start correctly. However, for systems with Java 8 already installed, this method of execution may provide the fastest deployment path.


# Executes Dependency-Track with default options
java -Xmx8G -jar dependency-track-bundled.war

Command-Line Arguments

The following command-line arguments can be passed to a compiled executable WAR when executing it:

Argument Default Description
-context / The application context to deploy to
-host The IP address to bind to
-port 8080 The TCP port to listens on

Note: Setting the context is only supported on the API Server variant. The Frontend requires deployment to the root (‘/’) context.


java -Xmx12G -jar dependency-track-apiserver.war -context /dtrack
java -Xmx12G -jar dependency-track-apiserver.war -port 8081
java -Xmx12G -jar dependency-track-apiserver.war -context /dtrack -host -port 9000
java -XX:MaxRAMPercentage=80.0 -jar dependency-track-bundled.war