[logback-user] logback fails to roll log file - Shibboleth IDP 2.3.8 - Windows server 2008 - Jetty running as service via procrun

Karen Murphy k.l.murphy at qub.ac.uk
Tue Mar 12 10:24:50 CET 2013

Hi all,

My Shibboleth IDP version 2.3.8 is failing to roll over files daily.
Its running on Windows Server 2008, and the configuration is the default 
Shibboleth one in logging.xml, except I have changed the slashes to be 
double back slashes as per the logback documentation in Appenders.

I am running the IDP under Jetty 7.3, and have configured Jetty to run 
as a service using procrun, as the 'local system account' which I 
believe has all permissions necessary.

It works on another IDP I look after (version 2.3.6, with Tomcat) on 
Windows Server 2003.

I have read the posts referring to JNDI and rotation failing, but I 
can't see JNDI configured in my context file under Jetty, so guess this 
isn't affecting it ?

I have looked through various logs in the Event Viewer but don't see 
anything to indicate a logback error on file rotation.

My Shibboleth logging.xml contains:

<appender name="IDP_PROCESS" 


             <Pattern>%date{HH:mm:ss.SSS} - %level [%logger:%line] - 

Does anyone have any ideas as to what might be causing roll over to fail ?

Any pointers would be much appreciated,

Kind Regards


*Karen Murphy*
Systems Analyst - Bibliographic Services
The Library at Queen's
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast BT7 1LP
Tel: 028 90976260
Email: k.l.murphy at qub.ac.uk

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