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This section explains how to configure communications between Tomcat and IIS using the Tomcat Connector.
The WebFOCUS installation provides an option to install the Tomcat Connector (plug-in). In some environments, manual configuration is needed after the installation completes. If you chose to configure the Tomcat Connector (plug-in) with WebFOCUS Client, it should be installed in:
C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Jakarta Isapi Redirector
If the Tomcat Connector is not installed, you can follow the steps below to manually install and configure the Connector.
Successful installation of the Tomcat Connector performed the following steps. You do not need to perform these steps manually unless there was an error during the WebFOCUS installation, if the Connector is not working properly, or if you would like to add the Connector later. In addition, if you want to change which IIS website uses the connector, you may need to perform some manual configurations.
\Jakarta Isapi Redirector\bin
\Jakarta Isapi Redirector\conf
\Jakarta Isapi Redirector\log
C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Jakarta Isapi Redirector\bin
Note: If you changed the default directory, substitute your values accordingly.
If it does not exist, you can obtain a copy of the isapi_redirect.dll file from the following directory:
Copy the isapi_redirect.dll file to the default directory.
Note: For Windows AMD 64-bit installations, a copy of the 64-bit isapi_redirect_64.dll file can be found in the following directory:
The following example provides the structure of the uriworkermap.properties file, which you can use as a reference:
# uriworkermap.properties - # # This file provides sample mappings for example # ajp13w worker defined in workermap.properties /servlet-examples/*=ajp13w # Now filter out all .jpeg files inside that context # For no mapping the url has to start with exclamation (!) !/servlet-examples/*.jpeg=ajp13w
The uriworkermap.properties file informs IIS when to route requests to Tomcat. This file must specify the following WebFOCUS context roots:
Note: If you are using a custom alias in your environment, ensure that the custom alias that is used for the context root is specified.
Using a text editor, open the uriworkermap.properties file, which is located in the following directory:
C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Jakarta Isapi Redirector\ conf\uriworkermap.properties
Tip: If the formatting of the file appears incorrect in Notepad, use WordPad. However, if you use WordPad, ensure the file is saved as text (.txt).
Ensure that the context roots are defined as follows:
If these lines do not exist, add them after the following:
Using the default line, IIS will forward
If you want both forwarded, add the following lines, in addition to the other lines at the very end of the uriworkermap.properties file:
However, the exact line can only appear once.
Note: If you want Tomcat to process the approot alias and want IIS to only forward requests for them, add /approot/*=ajp13w to the uriworkermap.properties file and create a context on Tomcat that points to the approot WAR file: drive:\ibi\WebFOCUS81\webapps\approot.war
Save and exit the editor. Restart IIS.
The following example provides the structure of the workers.properties file, which you can use as a reference:
# workers.properties - # # This file provides minimal jk configuration properties needed to # connect to Tomcat. # # The workers that jk should create and work with # worker.list=ajp13w # # Defining a worker named ajp13w and of type ajp13 # Note that the name and the type do not have to match. # worker.ajp13w.type=ajp13 worker.ajp13w.host=localhost worker.ajp13w.port=8009
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Apache Software Foundation\Jakarta Isapi Redirector\1.0
The following table shows the settings. Confirm that they are created correctly on your system.
C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\ Jakarta Isapi Redirector\log\isapi_redirect.log
C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\ Jakarta Isapi Redirector\conf\workers.properties
C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\ Jakarta Isapi Redirector\conf\uriworkermap.properties
The following image shows the settings created in the Registry Editor.
C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\ Jakarta Isapi Redirector\bin\
This must have execute permissions of Scripts and Executables. You can confirm or add this using the Internet Services Manager. If you are not sure how to add a Virtual Directory, see Configuring IIS Virtual Directories (Aliases).
If you want to use the connector with a different website, create this Virtual Directory under that site as well or replace the existing one.
C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Jakarta Isapi Redirector\ bin\isapi_redirect.dll
In the Internet Services Manager, select and right-click the default website, choose Properties, and select the ISAPI Filters tab. Click Add, enter Jakarta in the Filter Name field, and the full path to the isapi_redirect.dll as the executable.
If you want to use the connector with a different website, create this filter under that site, instead. Be sure to add the filter for the specific website and not for the entire IIS server.
The workers.properties file informs IIS where to find Tomcat. It is located in the following directory:
C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Jakarta Isapi Redirector\ conf\workers.properties
Normally, you do not need to edit this file. You only need to edit this file if you changed the default port 8009 or if Tomcat is not on the same machine as IIS. If you ran the Tomcat Connector installation manually, the workers.properties file is used instead.
Note: IIS finds the workers.properties file by looking in the registry. However, if an isapi_redirect.properties file is in the same directory as an isapi_redirect.dll file, IIS reads the isapi_redirect.properties file instead of the registry.
The default log file for the Tomcat Connector is written under:
C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Jakarta Isapi Redirector\log
In some environments, the isapi_redirect.log file may be empty. If you want to use this log file, you may need to set NTFS permissions so IIS can write or modify the log directory. Normally, this requires granting Modify/Write permissions to the IUSR_servername user and Authenticated Users group, but the required user IDs may vary based on your configuration.
You can control how much information is logged through the registry under:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Apache Software Foundation\Jakarta Isapi Redirector\1.0\log_level
You can set this to one of the following:
debug info error emerg
You must restart IIS if you change the log_level.
After configuring the Tomcat Connector, ensure that IIS can route requests to Tomcat.
Is the hostname for Tomcat. If Tomcat is not on port 8080, use the correct port instead of 8080.
A page displaying information about the build should display. You can ignore any broken images. If nothing displays, ensure Tomcat is started and that you created this context, as explained in Configuring Apache Tomcat. If you receive an error, try restarting Tomcat.
When IIS and Tomcat are configured together, you normally only access Tomcat through port 8080 for testing and configuration purposes.
Is the hostname to access IIS. If IIS is not on port 80, use hostname:port.
The same page should display. If you receive an error, confirm that all steps have been performed to configure the connector. Ensure that both IIS and Tomcat are started and try restarting them. Also, ensure that ServletExec ISAPI is not installed.
You can bookmark this page for future use. This page is also referred to as the WebFOCUS home page.
If you receive an error like the following:
Error attaching to Server: EDASERVE
Confirm that the WebFOCUS Reporting Server is started. If the WebFOCUS Reporting Server is started, ensure that the WebFOCUS Client knows the server HOST and PORT using the WebFOCUS Administration Console or by checking:
A procedure is normally launched using the WebFOCUS Servlet and a sample report should display. You can manually use servlet to run a procedure, such as carinst.fex, using: