Guide to the Secure Configuration of JBoss EAP 6

This guide presents a catalog of security-relevant configuration settings for JBoss EAP 6. It is a rendering of content structured in the eXtensible Configuration Checklist Description Format (XCCDF) in order to support security automation. The SCAP content is is available in the scap-security-guide package which is developed at

Providing system administrators with such guidance informs them how to securely configure systems under their control in a variety of network roles. Policy makers and baseline creators can use this catalog of settings, with its associated references to higher-level security control catalogs, in order to assist them in security baseline creation. This guide is a catalog, not a checklist, and satisfaction of every item is not likely to be possible or sensible in many operational scenarios. However, the XCCDF format enables granular selection and adjustment of settings, and their association with OVAL and OCIL content provides an automated checking capability. Transformations of this document, and its associated automated checking content, are capable of providing baselines that meet a diverse set of policy objectives. Some example XCCDF Profiles, which are selections of items that form checklists and can be used as baselines, are available with this guide. They can be processed, in an automated fashion, with tools that support the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP). The DISA STIG for JBoss EAP 6, which provides required settings for US Department of Defense systems, is one example of a baseline created from this guidance.
Do not attempt to implement any of the settings in this guide without first testing them in a non-operational environment. The creators of this guidance assume no responsibility whatsoever for its use by other parties, and makes no guarantees, expressed or implied, about its quality, reliability, or any other characteristic.

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CPE Platforms

  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.0.0
  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.0.1
  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.1.0
  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.1.1
  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.2.0
  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.2.1
  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.2.2
  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.2.3
  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.2.4
  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.3.0
  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.3.1
  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.3.2
  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.3.3
  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.4.0
  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.4.1
  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.4.2
  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.4.3
  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.4.4
  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.4.5
  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.4.6
  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.4.7
  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.4.8
  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.4.9
  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.4.10
  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.4.11
  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.4.12
  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.4.13
  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.4.14
  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.4.15
  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.4.16
  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.4.17
  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.4.18
  • cpe:/a:redhat:jboss_enterprise_application_platform:6.4.19

Revision History

Current version: 0.1.44

  • draft (as of 2019-05-03)

Table of Contents

  1. Remediation functions used by the SCAP Security Guide Project
  2. JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6


Group   Guide to the Secure Configuration of JBoss EAP 6
Group   Remediation functions used by the SCAP Security Guide Project

[ref]   XCCDF form of the various remediation functions as used by remediation scripts from the SCAP Security Guide Project.

Group   JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6

[ref]   JBoss Enterprise Application Platform is a popular Java Enterprise Edition application server platform by Red Hat. It is based on the open-source JBoss Application Server, Community Edition. Leveraging robust container architecture, JBoss EAP is capable of hosting a wide variety of applications - anything from simple, static HTML pages all the way to distributed, transaction-based Java Enterprise Edition applications. JBoss EAP is known for being dependable, fast, flexible, and cost-effective. This section provides settings for configuring the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.

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