7.1 Application specific logging

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By default, java.util.logging does not provide the capabilities to configure per-web application settings, only per VM. In order to overcome this limitation Tomcat implements JULI as a wrapper for java.util.logging. JULI provides additional configuration functionality so you can set each web application with different logging specifications.


Establishing per application logging profiles will help ensure that each application's logging verbosity is set to an appropriate level in order to provide appropriate information when needed for security review.


Create a logging.properties file and place that into your application WEB-INF/classes directory.
Note: By default, installing Tomcat places a logging.properties file in $CATALINA_HOME/conf. This file can be used as base for an application specific logging properties file

Default Value:

By default, per application logging is not configured.

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