7.6 Ensure directory in logging.properties is a secure location (check application log directory is secure)


The directory attribute tells Tomcat where to store logs. The directory value should be a secure location with restricted access.


Perform the following:
1. Add the following properties into your logging.properties file if they do not exist
2. Set the location pointed to by the directory attribute to be owned by tomcat_admin:tomcat with permissions of o-rwx.
# chown tomcat_admin:tomcat <log_location>
# chmod o-rwx <log_location>

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