Contributing to Jetty

Thanks for your interest in this project.

Project description

Jetty is a lightweight highly scalable java based web server and servlet engine. Our goal is to support web protocols like HTTP, HTTP/2, and WebSocket in a high volume low latency way that provides maximum performance while retaining the ease of use and compatibility with years of servlet development. Jetty is a modern fully async web server that has a long history as a component oriented technology easily embedded into applications while still offering a solid traditional distribution for webapp deployment.

Developer resources

Information regarding source code management, builds, coding standards, and more.

The canonical Jetty git repository is located at and we are unable to directly merge pull requests into the GitHub mirrored repository. Providing you have completed the contributors agreement mentioned below we will endeavor to pull your commit into Jetty proper.

Contributor License Agreement

Before your contribution can be accepted by the project, you need to create and electronically sign the Eclipse Foundation Contributor License Agreement (CLA):

  1. Log in to the Eclipse projects forge. You will need to create an account with the Eclipse Foundation if you have not already done so.
  2. Click on “Contributor License Agreement”, and complete the form.

Be sure to use the same email address in your Eclipse account that you intend to use when you commit to Git.


Contact the project developers via the project's “dev” list.

Search for bugs

This project uses Bugzilla to track ongoing development and issues.

Create a new bug

Be sure to search for existing bugs before you create another one. Remember that contributions are always welcome!