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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 and execute:


If these 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 -Xmx4G -jar dependency-track-embedded.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


java -Xmx4G -jar dependency-track-embedded.war -context /dtrack
java -Xmx4G -jar dependency-track-embedded.war -port 8081
java -Xmx4G -jar dependency-track-embedded.war -context /dtrack -host -port 9000