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Docker enables developer to separate an application from an infrastructure. This significantly reduces the delay between writing code and running applications in production.

As a rule Docker is used for production deployments of JAICF bots in Just AI.

How to use


All you need to build a JAICF Docker container - is to write a Dockerfile that contains all your JAICF bot needs to be ran. Being a Java application, JAICF project requires a standard Java environment and settings.

Please investigate a sample JAICF project that contains Dockerfile and instructions of how to build and run Docker image.

FROM openjdk:11-jdk-slim



ADD build/libs/app.jar /opt/jaicf/app.jar

ENTRYPOINT ["java", "-DJAICP_API_TOKEN=$JAICP_API_TOKEN", "-jar", "/opt/jaicf/app.jar"]


The simplest way to run JAICF bot with Docker - is to pack it into a so known fat JAR - JAR archive that contains everything your application needs, including third-party libraries and resources.

This can be done with open source Shadow JAR plugin. If you’re using jaicp-build-plugin you don’t need to include shadowJar plugin into your build.gradle.kts:

plugins {
    kotlin("jvm") version "1.4.21"
    id("com.justai.jaicf.jaicp-build-plugin") version "0.1.1"

application {
    mainClassName = "com.justai.jaicf.template.connections.JaicpServerKt"

tasks {
    shadowJar {

tasks.create("stage") {

tasks.withType<> {

With these settings you only have to run stage gradle task to build a fat JAR named app.jar and then use it in your Docker image.

Build and run Docker image

To build your JAICF bot’s Docker image just make sure you’ve built a fat JAR and then run docker build command inside the root project’s folder:

docker build -t jaicf-project-name .

This builds a jaicf-project-name image that can be ran with

docker run -p 8080:8080 jaicf-project-name

This command runs a jaicf-project-name image and makes its endpoint accessible via http://localhost:8080.

Learn more about how to build and run Docker images.

Java options

To pass any Java machine options to your dockerized JAICF application define JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS environment variable in the Docker’s run command

docker run -p 8080:8080 -e "JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS=-Xms1024m -Xmx2048m" jaicf-project-name

Learn more about JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS here.