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Subject Re: How can I access tomcat's logs using my jsp?
Date Fri, 03 Feb 2012 16:19:29 GMT
On 03/02/2012 13:53, Lev A KARATUN wrote:
> Hello!
> I'm administering an application running on Tomcat OS is AIX 
> 5.3. 
> I'm trying to write a simple jsp to make some superusers able to download 
> tomcat logs via browser after entering a password. (In my organization 
> it's not permitted to give anyone the "manager" role)

So give them a different role and change the rolename in the app web.xml.

> I've already managed to get a list log-files' names (just copied someone's 
> part of code and made some adjustments), but when I'm trying to make 
> download links, I don't know how can I specify the path to 
> /$CATALINA_BASE/logs via my web-browser. As far as I can see, I can reach 
> only folders like /$CATALINA_BASE/webapps/myapp upon entering the link 
> http://myhost:port/myapp.
> So, the question is - how can I access tomcat's logs using my jsp?

Are you intending to allow download for logs in the same application
server or a different one?  I'd be wary about the security issues here.

You can use a Servlet to forward a request to another resource.

Or you can map a docBase to another directory.


> Thanks in advance.
> Best Regards, 
> Karatun Lev
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