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How do I make servlet aliasing work with Apache+Tomcat?

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How do I make servlet aliasing work with Apache+Tomcat?
posted Dec 14, 2015 by Dominic

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When you use Tomcat standalone as your web server, you can modify the web.xml in $TOMCAT_HOME/webapps/myApp/WEB-INF to add a url-pattern:


This will let you use: http://webserver:8080/myApp/jsp-bin/stuff.html instead of: http://webserver:8080/myApp/servlet/myServlet/stuff.html But it won’t work on port 80 if you’ve integrated Tomcat with Apache. Graeme Wallace provided this trick to remedy the situation. Add the following to your tomcat-apache.conf (or to a static version of it, since tomcat re-generates the conf file every time it starts):

            <LocationMatch /myApp/jsp-bin/* >
             SetHandler jserv-servlet

This lets Apache turn over handling of the url pattern to your servlet

answer Dec 15, 2015 by Karthick.c
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