Spring Boot application as a service in Linux

In this tutorial, How to run Spring Boot Application as a service in Linux. Spring boot preferred deployment method via an executable jar file which contains tomcat inside.

Spring Boot and Systemd

Create new file “/etc/systemd/system/myapp.service” as a service to start on reboot.

[Unit]
Description=myapp
After=syslog.target
[Service]
User=myapp
ExecStart=/var/myapp/myapp.jar
SuccessExitStatus=143
Restart=always
RestartSec=30
[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

Note: You change the Description, User, and ExecStart fields suitable for your application.

Start the service:

$ sudo systemctl start myapp

Check the status is active

$ sudo systemctl status myapp

Spring Boot and System V

Create a specific user to run the service and executable JAR file.

$ cd /opt/myapp
$ sudo useradd huupv
$ sudo passwd huupv
$ sudo chown huupv:huupv myapp.jar
$ sudo chmod 500 myapp.jar

Assuming you have a Spring Boot application installed in the folder /opt/myapp . you need to create a symlink as follows:

$ sudo ln -s /opt/myapp/myapp.jar /etc/init.d/myapp

Start the service

$ sudo service myapp start

You have created “Spring Boot application as a service in Linux“.

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