Installing as a Standalone Application

Jabylon can be launched as a standalone application based on Apache Karaf. Start by downloading the standalone distribution and extract it to a directory of your choice. Please make sure that the user running Jabylon has write permission in this directory.

Starting Jabylon

To start Jabylon simply open a shell, cd to the directory where you extracted Jabylon and run


For more information on starting and stopping see the Karaf documentation

Jabylon should now start up and be available at http://localhost:8080.

By default, it will bind to so it will be reachable on all network interfaces. To adjust the default port and bind host you can change it in etc/org.ops4j.pax.web.cfg.

If you more advanced listener configuration you can modify etc/jetty.xml. Additional details can be found in the Karaf documentation

Integration in the operating system - Service Wrapper

Linux - Systemd

To run Jabylon as a systemd service, start by opening a shell and entering the jabylons installation directory. Execute bin/contrib/ -k <install-dir> -n <service-name> -u <runtime-user> to create the systemd unit files. Next copy the unit files to the systemd directory, e.g.:

$ sudo cp /opt/jabylon/bin/contrib/jabylon.service /etc/systemd/system
$ sudo cp /opt/jabylon/bin/contrib/jabylon@.service /etc/systemd/system

Lastly, enable the service with

$ systemctl enable jabylon.service

Additional information can be found in the karaf documentation []( “Karaf Documentation”)


To run jabylon as a Windows service, start by opening bin/contrib/jabylon-service.xml and search/replace %JABYLON_PATH% with the actual installation directory. Next, open a Cmd as administrator and enter the jabylon installation directory. Type bin/contrib/jabylon-service.exe install to install the service.