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From Sean Son <linuxmailinglistsem...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Need help with URL redirecting
Date Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:42:21 GMT
On Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 3:39 PM, André Warnier (tomcat) <aw@ice-sa.com>
wrote:

> Hi.
> Another tip : on his list,mit is preferred if you respond in or below the
> previous text.
> That's why I moved your previous answer.
> It makes it easier to follow the conversation without having to scroll
> back and forth all the time.
>
> >
>
>>
>> On Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 12:03 PM, André Warnier (tomcat) <aw@ice-sa.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> On 17.06.2016 17:03, Sean Son wrote:
>>>
>>> Hello all
>>>>
>>>> I am new to the list. This is what i am trying to do but need help on:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I have a webapp running on tomcat 8:
>>>> https://myapp.example.com:8443/myapp
>>>>
>>>> I am going to set up a DNS record myapp.example.com which will point to
>>>> the
>>>> IP address of the tomcat server that hosts the webapp.. I want this new
>>>> DNS
>>>> record myapp.example.com to redirect to
>>>> https://myapp.example.com:8443/myapp.
>>>> In other words, I want the URL to redirect port 80 to the URL for the
>>>> webapp automatically so the users will not have to enter in the port
>>>> number
>>>> whenever they want to browse to the webapp. I tried doing research on
>>>> google and I was not able to find a straight forward way of doing this.
>>>> Any
>>>> help is greatly appreciated!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> The first thing you would have to check, is whether port 80 is still
>>> free
>>> on that server, or if there is already another webserver (e.g. Apache
>>> httpd) using it.
>>>
>>> The second thing to clarify is whether, apart from "myapp", there are
>>> other web applications (not called "myapp") which you are running or
>>> would
>>> want to run under Tomcat on that server.
>>> If not, then you might want to run your application as the *default*
>>> application, so that users would get to it with the URL "
>>> https://myapp.example.com:8443/", instead of "
>>> https://myapp.example.com:8443/myapp".
>>> To do this first, have a look at :
>>>   http://wiki.apache.org/tomcat/HowTo
>>> and look at #17 : How do I make my web application be the tomcat default
>>> application
>>>
>>> It will just be easier if you clear up the above points first, because
>>> there are multiple possibilities, and it narrows down the scope of the
>>> tips
>>> we can provide.
>>>
>>>
> On 17.06.2016 18:43, Sean Son wrote:
>
>> Hello Andre
>>
>> thank you for your response.
>>
>> There are no other webservers running on this machine. There are other web
>> apps as well, but the only way to access them is through myapp. So should
>> I
>> deploy myapp as the default app ?
>>
>>
> Yes, I think that it will make the rest easier.
> So do that, as per the instructions above, and then we will continue.
>
>
>
>
>
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Thank you for the tidbit about how to reply :) So I used number 17 from the
website and i deployed the war file as the ROOT.war file.  What should the
next steps be?


I thank you again for all of your help!

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