Creating a standalone version of your application
Using the dist task
The simplest way to deploy a Play 2.1 application is to retrieve the source (typically via a git workflow) on the server and to use either
play start or
play stage to start it in place.
However, you sometimes need to build a binary version of your application and deploy it to the server without any dependencies on Play itself. You can do this with the
In the Play console, simply type
[My first application] $ dist
one can easily use an external application.conf by using a special system property called
conf.file, so assuming your production
application.confis stored under your home directory, the following command should create a play distribution using the custom
bash $ play -Dconfig.file=/home/peter/prod/application.conf dist
This produces a ZIP file containing all JAR files needed to run your application in the
target folder of your application, the ZIP file’s contents are organized as:
my-first-application-1.0 └ lib └ *.jar └ start
You can use the generated
start script to run your application.
Alternatively you can run
play dist directly from your OS shell prompt, which does the same thing:
$ play dist
Publishing to a Maven (or Ivy) repository
You can also publish your application to a Maven repository. This publishes both the JAR file containing your application and the corresponding POM file.
You have to configure the repository you want to publish to, in the
val main = PlayProject(appName, appVersion, appDependencies).settings( publishTo := Some( "My resolver" at "http://mycompany.com/repo" ), credentials += Credentials( "Repo", "http://mycompany.com/repo", "admin", "admin123" ) )
Then in the Play console, use the
[My first application] $ publish
Check the sbt documentation to get more information about the resolvers and credentials definition.