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Old June 30th, 2006, 03:46 AM
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Hi Everybody,

Am using Tomcat 5.0 . My requirement is to redirect the URL "http://username.mysite.com" to "http://username.mysite.com/application.do?login_name=username". The URL should be nice URL , in the sense the New URL should not be reflected in the address bar. If the user invokes the URL http://mysite.com directly, i will bring him the login page. The URL "http://username.mysite.com" is the URL in which he can view his applications created using the tool am devoloping.

Please help me in this regard.....

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Santhosh
 
Old July 1st, 2006, 08:07 PM
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Hi Santhosh,

To do this solely in Apache Tomcat, modify ROOT.war in /webapps/ so that welcome-file (as defined in /WEB-INF/web.xml) points to a JSP that redirects to your desired URL. This JSP can be something like this:

<% response.sendRedirect("/application.do?login_name=username"); %>

You may want to use a forward instead, which would be more efficient but it would not change how the URL looks in the browser location bar. Alternatively, you can use your web server front-end, either a load-balancer like an F5, or Apache HTTP Server with mod_rewrite, to do the redirection without putting load on your Java application server.

Jon Emerson
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