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From "Ate Douma (JIRA)" <jetspeed-...@portals.apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (JS2-1255) Update Jetspeed demo and installer to use latest Tomcat 7.x version for hardened security
Date Thu, 15 Sep 2011 02:36:09 GMT

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Ate Douma commented on JS2-1255:


Actually, I was thinking if it maybe is time to drop Tomcat 5.x support and make Tomcat 7
the default (that is: if/when it properly works with Jetspeed, see below).
The Tomcat 6 and Tomcat 7 deployment configurations actually are the same, so doing the above
would simply "collapse" our maven deploy plugin configuration and behavior into a singular

I've already played with this a bit trying to get it to work, and it actually turned out to
be pretty trivial changes.

One specific, and major, configuration change however is required for upgrading to Tomcat
7: the server.xml connector emptySessionPath="true" attribute no longer is supported!
I discovered this while working on a similar upgrade for Pluto, see PLUTO-611
But also for this, the "fix" is pretty trivial: now a new attribute sessionCookiePath="/"
needs to be configured instead on the root Context in $CATALINA_HOME/conf/context.xml
See: http://tomcat.apache.org/migration.html#Session_cookie_configuration

Once I did these, building and deploying to Tomcat 7.0.21 worked without a problem, including
through a jetspeed-installer build.

We have a new and more serious technical problem: (only) when trying to login on Jetspeed,
the PortalSessionsManagerImpl now throws a NPE for every portlet render:

	at org.apache.jetspeed.container.session.PortalSessionsManagerImpl.checkMonitorSession(PortalSessionsManagerImpl.java:226)
	at org.apache.jetspeed.container.JetspeedContainerServlet.doGet(JetspeedContainerServlet.java:395)
This I haven't had time to look into yet, but it seems like Tomcat 7 is "twisting" the session/cookie
handling after login in some way.
I'll try to figure out what goes wrong ASAP (this week).  

> Update Jetspeed demo and installer to use latest Tomcat 7.x version for hardened security
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: JS2-1255
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JS2-1255
>             Project: Jetspeed 2
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 2.2.1
>            Reporter: Ate Douma
>             Fix For: 2.2.2

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