Adds one or more system property elements that can be referenced elsewhere in the configuration.


asadmin [asadmin-options] create-system-properties [--help]
[--target target]


The create-system-properties subcommand adds or updates system properties that can be referenced elsewhere on the server.

Payara Server provides hooks where tokens (system properties) can be specified. Because Payara Server does not have multiple server elements, you can specify a particular token at any level. When a domain supports multiple servers, the override potential can be exploited. When a domain is started or restarted, all <system-property> elements are resolved and available to the Java Virtual Machine by using the System.setProperty() call on each of them (with its name and value derived from the corresponding attributes of the element). This is analogous to sending the elements as -D parameters on the Java command line.

This subcommand is supported in remote mode only.



Options for the asadmin utility. For information about these options, see the asadmin help page.


Displays the help text for the subcommand.


The target on which you are creating the system properties.



The valid targets for this subcommand are instance, cluster, configuration, domain, and server. Server is the default option. Valid values are:


Creates the properties on the default server instance. This is the default value.


Creates the properties for all server instances in the default domain.


Creates the properties in the specified configuration.


Creates the properties on all server instances in the specified cluster.


Creates the properties on a specified server instance.


The name value pairs of the system properties to add to the specified target. Multiple system properties must be separated by a : (colon). If a : (colon) appears in the name or value of a system property, it must be escaped with a \ (blackslash). If any system properties were previously defined, they are updated with the new values.


Example 1 Creating System Properties

This example creates a system property associated with an HTTP listener on a server instance named myserver.

asadmin> create-system-properties --target myserver http-listener-port=1088
Command create-system-properties executed successfully.

Exit Status


subcommand executed successfully


error in executing the subcommand

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