7.2 Specify file handler in logging.properties files - check if org.apache.juli.FileHandler logging is enabled in web application

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Handlers specify where log messages are sent. Console handlers send log messages to the Java console and File handlers specify logging to a file.


Utilizing file handlers will ensure that security event information is persisted to disk.


Configuring logging to debug logging, i.e. FINEST or ALL, can generate large amounts of information which may impact server performance.


Add the following entries, replacing <file_handler> with either FileHandler or AsyncFileHandler, to your logging.properties file if they do not exist.

handlers=1catalina.org.apache.juli.<file_handler>, 2localhost.org.apache.juli.<file_handler>, 3manager.org.apache.juli.<file_handler>, 4host-manager.org.apache.juli.<file_handler>, java.util.logging.ConsoleHandler

Ensure logging is not off and set the <logging_level> to the desired level (SEVERE, WARNING, INFO, CONFIG, FINE, FINER, FINEST or ALL), for example:


Default Value:

No value for new applications by default.

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