[logback-user] configuration through JNDI

ceki ceki at qos.ch
Mon Jun 18 16:50:47 CEST 2012

On 18.06.2012 16:44, bjorn rohde jensen wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I recently switched to logback, and im trying to use JNDI to configure
> logback for webapps running in tomcat 6.
> What i want to do is configure logging for each webapp using a different
> configuration file for each tomcat context. The logback configurations
> must be external to the wars and to the tomcat installation. Furthermore
> i cant rely on environment variables or -D options to the tomcat.
> The only solution, i have come up with so far is to pack a skeleton
> logback configuration file in the war, which uses logbacks JNDI and
> include mechanisms to locate and include a file containing the real
> configuration like so:
> <configuration scan="true" scanPeriod="5 minutes">
> <insertFromJNDI env-entry-name="java:comp/env/appName/logback"
> as="logbackConfiguration"/>
> <include url="${logbackConfiguration}"/>
> </configuration>
> While this does work, i would prefer being able to lookup the full
> configuration directly.
> Is there a way to do this, or could one be added?

Hi Bjorn,

The solution you came up iwth, that is JNDI+Include, is in my opinion
quite good. It's the recommended approach to the problem specification
you describe. The include mechanism is fully supported, it even works
with auto-scan. Could you describe the alternative solution you have
in mind?


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