4.11 Restrict access to Tomcat logging.properties

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logging.properties is a Tomcat files which specifies the logging configuration. It is recommended that access to this file properly protect from unauthorized changes.


Restricting access to this file will prevent local users from maliciously or inadvertently altering Tomcat's security policy.


Perform the following to restrict access to logging.properties:

Set the ownership of the $CATALINA_HOME/conf/logging.properties to tomcat_admin:tomcat.

# chown tomcat_admin:tomcat $CATALINA_HOME/conf/logging.properties

Set the permissions for the $CATALINA_HOME/conf/logging.properties file to 600.

# chmod 600 $CATALINA_HOME/conf/logging.properties

Default Value:

The default permissions are 600.

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