How to set up JSPWiki as Tomcat's Root context with an Apache frontend#

My solution goes like this, probably there is an easier way.

  • Apache as frontend listening on port 80
  • JSPWiki as root context
  • ShortURLConstructor
  • Container managed security

JSPWiki as root context#

http://myhost/wiki/MyPage

  • delete Tomcat's ROOT context
  • put a Context element below a Host element into Tomcat's conf/server.xml <Context path="" docBase="/my/path/to/JSPWiki"/>

ShortURLConstructor#

ShortURLConstructor is used to get consistent /wiki prefixes for all pages and actions

Apache as frontend listening on port 80#

This is the ugly part. You have to describe to Apache which pages should go to Tomcat. As JSPWiki is ROOT context, there is no common prefix like /JSPWiki neither you can use .jsp as I like the ShortURLConstructor syntax. So you have to configure all possible prefixes to go to Tomcat:

JkMount /wiki* MyJKAlias
JkMount /templates* MyJKAlias
JkMount /scripts* MyJKAlias
JkMount /images* MyJKAlias
JkMount /attach* MyJKAlias
JkMount /Login.jsp* MyJKAlias
JkMount /Logout.jsp* MyJKAlias
JkMount /Search.jsp* MyJKAlias
JkMount /Comment.jsp* MyJKAlias
JkMount /Rename.jsp* MyJKAlias
JkMount /Upload.jsp* MyJKAlias
JkMount /UserPreferences.jsp* MyJKAlias
JkMount /j_security_check* MyJKAlias

Probably there are more which I might have overlooked.

This could be easier if at least templates, scripts and images were below a common /static and the .jsp could be replaced by servlets. j_security_check is defined by the Servlet spec. Chances are that /templates clashes with other content Apache serves.

Maybe I'll open a Jira Bug.

Cheers, Juergen

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