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From Shawn McKinney <>
Subject Re: Bootstrap UI for Wicket pages in fortress?
Date Thu, 24 Nov 2016 15:19:27 GMT

> On Nov 24, 2016, at 8:06 AM, Martijn Dashorst <> wrote:
> Just to set some expectations, we have about 1 day every 2 weeks to
> spend on something other than our normal work. As she is learning
> these technologies we can claim that time for work on fortress.

Yes, this is both fine and very much appreciated.

> On Nov 24, 2016, at 8:06 AM, Martijn Dashorst <> wrote:
> I've just checked out the project, and afaics the project would entail
> directory-fortress-commander. This is ~64 Wicket pages that need some
> tender love.

Yes, it would be good if it can be broken into phases.

> On Nov 24, 2016, at 8:06 AM, Martijn Dashorst <> wrote:
> I've also looked if there are some instructions setting up a
> development environment, but didn't find any on the site (other than
> clone the repository).

Sorry, we should have a pointer there to these instructions:

Let me know if you need a windows or mac dev env and I’ll prepare the documentation.

The steps for dev env require an ldap server installed, configured w/ schema, data loaded,
and tested (optional).  There is another clone required:

Before you can build, deploy and test the fortress-web component, which is wholly dependent
on the core for its ldap functionality.

When you reach, SECTION 5. Apache Tomcat Setup, if you already have it installed to your dev
env, only do this:
2. Download the fortress realm proxy jar into tomcat/lib folder:
  sudo wget
-P /usr/local/tomcat8/lib

which is to download the fortress-realm proxy jar into the /lib folder of your tomcat instance
(and restarted). The realm is the container security impl that fortress web uses for authentication
and coarse-grained authorization.  It also where the session is first established when the
user first logs onto the app.

Skip SECTION 6. Apache Fortress Rest Setup as it’s not needed.

The mvn deploy step of course will need proper creds for tomcat, or you can copy the .war
into your tomcat/webapps folder manually and it should work fine.

As we’re dealing with an LDAP server which is akin to the complexity of an RDBMS, there
is an initial learning curve that can make simple steps tricky.  For example loading the schema
in apacheds can be hard for the unindoctrinated.

As said before I will be your mentor.  Anything you find hard to do, we’ll make note of,
and fix so the next guy perhaps has an easier time.  (for example proper instructions on fortress-web)

So i must warn you that there’ll be extra challenges on our project that perhaps you would
not have on another.  But this may actually be a good thing because ldap knowledge can be
useful (me thinks).

I am also open to hosting a server in the cloud for you, that you can just be pointed to when
working on this project, so you don’t have to have one running inside your dev env.

> On Nov 24, 2016, at 8:06 AM, Martijn Dashorst <> wrote:
> Performing a mvn jetty:run in the root of the commander yields errors
> (ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsExceptions while loading jar files), but I don't
> know if that should work.

That will not work, though perhaps it should?  


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