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From "Mark Petrovic" <>
Subject Re: Living a Tomcat life with the catalina.policy file: policy file analysis tools
Date Sun, 07 May 2006 22:28:01 GMT
I got to thinking about this tool problem.  Here is a a bit of basic work on
a tool to generate a catalina.policy file.  Time will tell if it's useful.
Someone may have already solved this problem, but it's all fun.

On 5/7/06, Mark Petrovic <> wrote:
> Good day.
> This is a newbie question.
> Having spent a bit of time manually editing via trial and error my
> catalina.policy file just right so my webapp would run leaves me wondering
> whether there is a tool that can be responsibly used to show you what  the
> policy file should look like if the app is to get its job done.
> I spent a lot of time examining the various security violations in
> catalina.out, and concluded that while it may not be trivial, it is
> conceivable that a tool could automate the production of a farily
> fine-grained policy file to show you what the app ideally needs to run.  And
> you could edit from there as needed.
> Are there such tools?
> Thank you.
> --
> Mark


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