As described above, the 'glue' method can be implemented via one of the following ways:
The first way: Use the native Apache HTTP Daemon's AJP proxy module.
The second way: Use the native Apache Tomcat's AJP connector.
With the first method, you only need the HTTP daemon and application server, but settings are limited.
With the second method, you can obtain more settings, but you will need to download and install additional modules for the HTTP Daemon that are not included in the default package.
Make sure that
mod_proxy_ajp.so is included in the list of loadable modules. Add the following to your virtual host configuration setting:
ProxyPass / ajp://localhost:8009/
In this example, the app server is located on the same host as the Apache HTTP daemon, and accepts incoming connections on the port 8009 (the default setting for the Tomcat application server). You can find the full list of virtual host configurations here:
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerName Enter your server DNS name here ProxyRequests Off ProxyPass / ajp://localhost:8009/ </VirtualHost>
Download the AJP connector module here.
Move the downloaded
mod_jk.so file to the HTTPD's module directory, for example
/etc/httpd/modules. The directory may be different, depending on the OS.
Create the configuration file for the
LoadModule jk_module modules/mod_jk.so <IfModule jk_module> # ---- Where to find workers.properties JkWorkersFile conf.d/workers.properties # ---- Where to put jk logs JkLogFile logs/mod_jk.log # ---- Set the jk log level [debug/error/info] JkLogLevel info # ---- Select the timestamp log format JkLogStampFormat "[%a %b %d %H:%M:%S %Y] " JkRequestLogFormat "%w %R %T" # ---- Send everything for context /examples to worker named worker1 (ajp13) JkMountFileReload "0" </IfModule>
For more details, see the Tomcat documentation.
mod_jk.conf file into the directory where other configuration files for Apache HTTP daemon are located, for example
workers.properties file, which defines the AJP workers for the HTTP daemon.
worker.list=status, WORKER_NAME # Main status worker worker.stat.type=status worker.stat.read_only=true worker.stat.user=admin # Your AJP worker configuration worker.WORKER_NAME.type=ajp13 worker.WORKER_NAME.host=localhost worker.WORKER_NAME.port=8109 worker.WORKER_NAME.socket_timeout=120 worker.WORKER_NAME.socket_keepalive=true
In the example above, you can change
WORKER_NAME to any value.
Put this file in the same directory as the
Update the virtual host configuration.
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerName Enter your server DNS name here ProxyRequests Off JkMount /* WORKER_NAME </VirtualHost>
If you are using Platform Tomcat, an AJP connector is enabled already. However, in Platform JBoss, you need to configure one, as described below.
In Platform JBoss, you need to modify the
$PLATFORM_JBOSS_HOME/standalone/configuration/standalone-exo.xml file (
standalone-exo-cluster.xml in cluster mode).
Find the subsystem urn:jboss:domain:web:1.5 section and add the connector:
<subsystem xmlns="urn:jboss:domain:web:1.5" default-virtual-server="default-host" native="false">
<connector name="ajp" protocol="AJP/1.3" scheme="http" socket-binding="ajp"/>