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From Claude Brisson <>
Subject Re: Controlling velocity runtime behavior
Date Mon, 21 Mar 2011 20:00:10 GMT
Hi Doug,

this question is far from being specific to Velocity. I'm not aware of 
any standard on the subject. You could simply read an unversioned flat 
properties file at the time the webapp is launched, or use versioned 
branches for development and production.


On 2011-03-15 19:35, Doug Carter wrote:
> Hi All,
> I know of a few ways of solving this problem, but I thought I'd check
> with you all, in the likely case I'm reinventing the wheel.
> Recently we implemented Single-Sign-On for a velocity app in our
> production environment, which I would like to disable in a development
> environment. I was thinking about setting a property to control
> application authentication. Something like a property file that doesn't
> get checked into SCM, that contains settings based on the running
> application environment.
> Is there a "preferred" way of doing this with Velocity?  If not, do any of
> you use or are you aware of an easy way to control run-time properties,
> where you can easily disable functionality like authentication during
> development?
> TIA,
> Doug
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