The Karaf client allows you to securely connect to a remote Karaf instance without having to launch a Karaf instance locally.
For example, to quickly connect to a Karaf instance running in server mode on the same machine, run the following command from the karaf-install-dir directory:
More usually, you would provide a hostname, port, username and password to connect to a remote instance. And, if you were using the client within a larger script, you could append console commands as follows:
bin/client -a 8101 -h hostname -u tadmin -p tadmin feature:install wrapper
To display the available options for the client, type:
> bin/client --help Apache Karaf client -a [port] specify the port to connect to -h [host] specify the host to connect to -u [user] specify the user name -p [password] specify the password --help shows this help message -v raise verbosity -r [attempts] retry connection establishment (up to attempts times) -d [delay] intra-retry delay (defaults to 2 seconds) [commands] commands to run If no commands are specified, the client will be put in an interactive mode