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  1. Apache Fineract
  2. FINERACT-830

Use distroless base image instead of bitnami/tomcat in container



    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 1.4.0
    • Component/s: None


      Rohit Verma on the mailing list raised using a "more hardened base image like distroless".

      I'll admit that I'm personally not a huge fan of "FROM bitnami/tomcat:7.0.94" myself! Any contributions you'd like to make on this front would be very very welcome, from my side.

      https://github.com/GoogleContainerTools/distroless is a great alternative. (BTW https://access.redhat.com/containers/?tab=images#/registry.access.redhat.com/redhat-openjdk-18/openjdk18-openshift is a another great choice, if you're into something supported.)

      Your mission, should you choose to accept it and work on this issue, would be to raise a PR modifying our Dockerfile, but then still have the related test at the end of .travis.yml pass - everything (container, Docker Compose, Kubernetes) should, obviously, still "work as is", even if you go for changing the base image. Makes sense and sounds fair?

      PS: What we really should do at some point is move away from 1990s style WAR-in-Tomcat, and make java -jar fineract.war work instead (and then use that in the container)... people working on this could also contribute, before or after, to FINERACT-730.  (On a related front, there's also FINERACT-764, but both are probably independent enough from each other to be tackled separately.)


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                ptuomola Petri Tuomola
                vorburger Michael Vorburger
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