Configuration properties

Hawtio and its plugins can configure their behaviours through System properties.

The following table lists the configuration properties for the Hawtio core system and various plugins.

For the configuration properties related to security and authentication, refer to Security.
Table 1. Configuration properties
System property Default Description



With this property set to true, ProxyServlet (/hawtio/proxy/*) can be disabled. This makes Connect plugin unavailable, which means Hawtio can no longer connect to remote JVMs, but sometimes users might want to do so because of security if Connect plugin is not used.



Whether local address probing for proxy allowlist is enabled or not upon startup. Set this property to false to disable it.



Comma-separated allowlist for target hosts that Connect plugin can connect to via ProxyServlet. All hosts that are not listed in this allowlist are denied to connect for security reasons. This option can be set to * to allow all hosts. Prefixing an element of the list with "r:" allows to define a regexp (example: localhost,r:myserver[0-9]



The scheme of the redirect URL to login page when authentication is required.



The maximum time interval, in seconds, that the servlet container will keep this session open between client accesses. If this option is not configured, then Hawtio uses the default session timeout of the servlet container.


For Quarkus, all those properties are configurable in or application.yaml with the quarkus.hawtio. prefix. For example:
quarkus.hawtio.disableProxy = true

Spring Boot

For Spring Boot, all those properties are configurable in or application.yaml as is. For example:
hawtio.disableProxy = true

Configuring Jolokia through System properties

The Jolokia agent is deployed automatically with io.hawt.web.JolokiaConfiguredAgentServlet that extends Jolokia native org.jolokia.http.AgentServlet class, defined in hawtio-war/WEB-INF/web.xml.

If you want to customize the Jolokia Servlet with the configuration parameters that are defined in the Jolokia documentation, you can pass them as System properties prefixed with jolokia.. For example:

jolokia.policyLocation = file:///opt/hawtio/my-jolokia-access.xml

RBAC Restrictor

For some runtimes that support Hawtio RBAC (role-based access control) [1], Hawtio provides a custom Jolokia restrictor implementation that provides an additional layer of protection over JMX operations based on the ACL (access control list) policy.

You cannot use Hawtio RBAC with Quarkus and Spring Boot yet. Enabling the RBAC restrictor on those runtimes only imposes additional load without any gains.

To activate the Hawtio RBAC restrictor, configure the Jolokia parameter restrictorClass via System property to use io.hawt.web.RBACRestrictor as follows:

jolokia.restrictorClass = io.hawt.system.RBACRestrictor

1. Apache Karaf and Apache ActiveMQ Artemis provide Hawtio RBAC support.