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Apache Tomcat 7 Essentials

By : Tanuj Khare
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Apache Tomcat 7 Essentials

By: Tanuj Khare

Overview of this book

Apache Tomcat (or simply Tomcat) is an open source servlet container developed by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). The latest major stable release, Apache Tomcat version 7 implements the Servlet 3 and JavaServer Pages 2 specifications from the Java Community Process, and includes many additional features that make it a useful platform for developing and deploying web applications and web services.Apache Tomcat 7 Essentials follows a practical approach to teach installing, configuring, and maintaining Tomcat. It helps you to understand the middle architecture for hosting multiple websites and also provides the confidence to implement middleware support. It imparts to you the capacity to resolve migration issues and also provides regular maintenance solutions. This is the first and only book to cover upgrading to Tomcat 7 from previous versions.The journey of the reader starts at the beginner level and ends at the expert level. The content is designed in such a way that it balances the theory and practical approach for understanding concepts related to handling middle ware and web issues.In this book, you will go through a three-phase life cycle. The first cycle consists of installation, configuration of Tomcat 7 on different OS, and other configurations related to JDBC, port, deployment etc. The second phase deals with the building of enterprise application setup and high availability architecture (clustering load balancing). The third and critical phase will teach you to handle critical issues, performance tuning, and best practices for various environment stacks like dev/QA/stage/production.This book gives you a wider vision of using Tomcat 7 in web technologies and the skill to optimize their performance using Apache Tomcat 7.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Apache Tomcat 7 Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Tomcat security permissions

Apache Tomcat comes with good security-enabled options, but every environment has its own requirement for security, based on the usage of the application. For example, banking sites require a high level of security, on the other hand, user-based applications require little security.

In Tomcat 7, the default permission is configured in TOMCAT_HOME/Conf directory. The security is a collective effort of four files which make the system. Let's discuss about each file and their functionality.

This file contains information related to the access of the package, package definition, common loader, shared loader, and a list of JAR files, which are not necessary to be scanned at the startup of Tomcat. It helps in improving the performance, as adding too many JAR files to the skip list improves memory consumption. If you want to add any common JAR, you have to define it under

In a production environment, some of the library JARs are...