[keycloak-dev] Support for themes in the new deployer

Stian Thorgersen sthorger at redhat.com
Tue Jan 10 00:02:42 EST 2017


It should be fairly simple to achieve as we have support for pluggable
theme providers (

On 9 January 2017 at 22:05, Dmitry Telegin <mitya at cargosoft.ru> wrote:

> Hi,
> The new provider deployer is incredibly cool! But could this approach
> be extended to themes, so that they'd be deployed from the same
> archive?
> As of 2.5.0, the preferred way to deploy providers is via the
> "deployments" directory. But let's imagine a complete Keycloak
> extension that comprises several providers and a GUI theme. ATM, there
> are three deployment options:
> - old school: package everything into a JAR and deploy it as a module;
> - package providers and themes separately, deploy the former via the
> new mechanism and the latter as a module;
> - package everything into a single JAR and deploy via the new
> mechanism. This dynamically deployed module, according to JBoss/WildFly
> conventions, will be named "deployment.my-module-XYZ.jar"; use this
> name in the main config to load theme from the module. This is hacky
> and requires restart, which renders unusable the whole idea of hot
> (re)deployment.
> However, there could be another option, more natural and simple one,
> that is to automatically deploy providers *and* themes from the same
> archive placed into the "deployments" directory. What do you think?
> Cheers,
> Dmitry
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