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From Sean K <>
Subject Re: Accessing Connector from within Servlet
Date Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:32:42 GMT
Thank you Felix!

On Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 6:14 AM, Felix Schumacher <> wrote:

> Am 13.10.2014 um 18:20 schrieb Sean K:
>> Hi,
>> I am new to the tomcat user group but have been using tomcat for some
>> years.
>> My situation is odd -- the customer wants the product to remove an
>> external
>> JAR which requires me to make the SSL mutual connection manually, and then
>> post the Soap message.
>> So far I have been successful in doing that.
>> However, this overall solution is installed on different computer
>> locations, I need to allow this to work flexibly.   Right now, I have hard
>> coded the path to the TrustStore and KeyStore so that my code can access
>> those and use the password which I know, so that my HttpClient side code
>> to
>> build the correct SSL connection to the external SSL server.  (This is a
>> mutual peer authenticated SSL connection).
>>  From the ServletContext or when the java servlet starts (where my
>> httpclient component runs witihin), I need to get access to the tomcat
>> connector, and determine the attributes of it.  I guess one brute force
>> method is to get the environment variable for catalina.home or
>> catalina.base and then scan for the conf/server.xml and parse that.... But
>> I figure there must be a cleaner and better way.
> You can't and shouldn't access container internals from the official api's,
> which ServletContext and HttpServlet are.
> If I understood you right, you want to access the attributes from tomcat
> internal components to read the filename/path and passwords to reuse
> the keystore for your client, which happens to live inside a servlet.
> I believe your are better off, when you give your servlet its own keystore
> and configure the filename/path and credentials in a more conventional way
> with environment or context variables.
> If you do insist on getting the parameters from tomcat internal
> components, you
> could try using tomcat internal components like a Valve.
>> I also scanned the objects that are acessible from the Response, Request,
>> or ServletContext.  None of them seem to point to the Connector in a way
>> that I can inspect it, or get current properties of it.   For example,
>> within the org.apache.catalina.connector.ResponseFacade, I noticed that
>> its
>> embedded object of HttpResponse is protected but it has the Connector.
>> Seems like I need to hack that to get that Connector info.
>> There must be a better way.
> I think the better way is to configure your components independently.
> Regards
>  Felix
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