0 Replies Latest reply on Oct 8, 2007 6:36 PM by Michael Clagett

    Trying to get isapi_redirect to work

    Michael Clagett Newbie

      I've been trying to install jira on jboss 4.20GA, which I have actually managed to do and can now use it if I address http://localhost:8080/jira from my browser. I now need to expose it to the rest of the network via my Internet Information Services web server. I haven't really found any good instructions for jboss with Tomcat 6; directory structures seemed to have changed from the instructions being given for previous jboss versions, so I'm not quite sure what I might be doing wrong.

      I did get the Isapi_redirect installed as a filter in IIS with the green all-systems-go arrow, but when I type in http://localhost/jira I get a 404 error message. I think that I'm supposed to be able to address it that way, but just in case I was supposed to type http://localhost/jakarta (jakarta is the name of the IIS virtual directory I was instructed to create), I tried that but get a 403 error message. What I was expecting was to be redirected to the Jira login screen the way it happens when I address port 8080 directly.

      For informational purposes I have outlined the steps I took and the files I created below. One other step, however, that some of the older documentation talked about was modifying a "context" tag. I wasn't sure if that was necessary with this version and if it is, what file and directory to address. Perhaps this is why my install is failing. I would appreciate it greatly if someone with experience in this area could glance at the files below and see if he or she spots anything screwy and also advise me regarding the context tag and if and where I should be editing it.

      Thank you very much for any assistance you can provide. I'm so close I can taste it and this is realy driving me up the wall.



      In the description below {ISAPI_REDIRECT_ROOT} is the root of the directory tree where I installed the Isapi_redirect.dll and {JBOSS_ROOT} is the root of my JBoss install.

      Here are the steps I took to install:

      1) downloaded latest version (August 7, 2007 timestamp) of isapi_redirect.dll from Apache and placed it in my {ISAPI_REDIRECT_ROOT}/bin

      2) created the following workers.properties.minimal file and placed it into {ISAPI_REDIRECT_ROOT}/conf:

      # workers.properties.minimal -
      # This file provides minimal jk configuration properties needed to
      # connect to Tomcat.
      # Defining a worker named ajp13w and of type ajp13
      # Note that the name and the type do not have to match.
      # The workers that jk should create and work with


      # Define status worker


      3) I created the following uriworkermap.properties and placed it also into {ISAPI_REDIRECT_ROOT}/conf:

      # uriworkermap.properties - IIS
      # This file provides sample mappings for example wlb
      # worker defined in workermap.properties.minimal
      # The general syntax for this file is:
      # [URL]=[Worker name]

      # Mount the Servlet context to the ajp13 worker

      4) I created the following isapi_redirect.properties file which I placed into the {ISAPI_REDIRECT_ROOT}/bin directory alongside the isapi_redirect.dll:

      # Configuration file for the Jakarta ISAPI Redirector

      # The path to the ISAPI Redirector Extension, relative to the website
      # This must be in a virtual directory with execute privileges

      # Full path to the log file for the ISAPI Redirector

      # Log level (debug, info, warn, error or trace)

      # Full path to the workers.properties file

      # Full path to the uriworkermap.properties file

      5) I added the isapi filter to the default web site, naming it Tomcat and providing the {ISAPI_REDIRECT_ROOT}/bin as its path.