How to Print Only Tomcat Logs into Crowd's catalina.out

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Crowd writes its logs into atlassian-crowd.log and Tomcat logs as well. However, this might only be noticed for Crowd installed in *nix based server, as in Windows these are printed in the console. Below is the start-up process written in catalina.out, where it describe the start-up process of all applications bundled inside Crowd standalone, such as Crowd OpenID and Crowd itself:

Crowd OpenID Start-up
ay 31, 2012 6:20:03 PM org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11Protocol init
INFO: Initializing Coyote HTTP/1.1 on http-9424
May 31, 2012 6:20:03 PM org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina load
INFO: Initialization processed in 265 ms
May 31, 2012 6:20:03 PM org.apache.catalina.realm.JAASRealm setContainer
INFO: Set JAAS app name Catalina
May 31, 2012 6:20:03 PM org.apache.catalina.core.StandardService start
INFO: Starting service Catalina
May 31, 2012 6:20:03 PM org.apache.catalina.core.StandardEngine start
INFO: Starting Servlet Engine: Apache Tomcat/6.0.32
May 31, 2012 6:20:03 PM org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig deployDescriptor
INFO: Deploying configuration descriptor crowd.xml
2012-05-31 18:20:12,341 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] System Information:
2012-05-31 18:20:12,342 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	Timezone: Malaysia Time
2012-05-31 18:20:12,342 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	Java Version: 1.6.0_31
2012-05-31 18:20:12,342 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	Java Vendor: Sun Microsystems Inc.
2012-05-31 18:20:12,342 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	JVM Version: 20.6-b01
2012-05-31 18:20:12,342 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	JVM Vendor: Sun Microsystems Inc.
2012-05-31 18:20:12,342 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	JVM Runtime: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM
2012-05-31 18:20:12,342 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	Username: sultan
2012-05-31 18:20:12,342 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	Operating System: Linux3.2.0-23-generic
2012-05-31 18:20:12,342 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	Architecture: amd64
2012-05-31 18:20:12,342 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	File Encoding: UTF-8
2012-05-31 18:20:12,342 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] JVM Statistics:
2012-05-31 18:20:12,342 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	Total Memory: 124MB
2012-05-31 18:20:12,342 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	Used Memory: 34MB
2012-05-31 18:20:12,342 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	Free Memory: 89MB
2012-05-31 18:20:12,342 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] Runtime Information:
2012-05-31 18:20:12,342 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	Version: 2.4.2
2012-05-31 18:20:12,342 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	Build Number: 563
2012-05-31 18:20:12,342 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	Build Date: 07-05-2012
2012-05-31 18:20:12,342 main INFO [crowd.console.listener.StartupListener] Upgrades not performed since the application has not been setup yet.
2012-05-31 18:20:12,368 main INFO [ContainerBase.[Catalina].[localhost].[/crowd]] org.tuckey.web.filters.urlrewrite.UrlRewriteFilter INFO: loaded (conf ok)
May 31, 2012 6:20:12 PM org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig deployDescriptor
INFO: Deploying configuration descriptor openidserver.xml
SLF4J: Class path contains multiple SLF4J bindings.
SLF4J: Found binding in [jar:file:/home/sultan/atlassian/CROWD/atlassian-crowd-2.4.2/crowd-openidserver-webapp/WEB-INF/lib/slf4j-jcl-1.0.1.jar!/org/slf4j/impl/StaticLoggerBinder.class]
SLF4J: Found binding in [jar:file:/home/sultan/atlassian/CROWD/atlassian-crowd-2.4.2/crowd-openidserver-webapp/WEB-INF/lib/slf4j-log4j12-1.5.8.jar!/org/slf4j/impl/StaticLoggerBinder.class]
SLF4J: See http://www.slf4j.org/codes.html#multiple_bindings for an explanation.
2012-05-31 18:20:14,313 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] Starting Crowd OpenID Server, Version: 2.4.2 (Build:#563 - 07-05-2012) 
Crowd Start-up
2012-05-31 21:17:17,314 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] System Information:
2012-05-31 21:17:17,314 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	Timezone: Malaysia Time
2012-05-31 21:17:17,314 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	Java Version: 1.6.0_31
2012-05-31 21:17:17,314 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	Java Vendor: Sun Microsystems Inc.
2012-05-31 21:17:17,314 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	JVM Version: 20.6-b01
2012-05-31 21:17:17,314 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	JVM Vendor: Sun Microsystems Inc.
2012-05-31 21:17:17,315 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	JVM Runtime: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM
2012-05-31 21:17:17,315 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	Username: sultan
2012-05-31 21:17:17,315 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	Operating System: Linux3.2.0-23-generic
2012-05-31 21:17:17,315 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	Architecture: amd64
2012-05-31 21:17:17,315 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	File Encoding: UTF-8
2012-05-31 21:17:17,315 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] JVM Statistics:
2012-05-31 21:17:17,315 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	Total Memory: 124MB
2012-05-31 21:17:17,315 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	Used Memory: 24MB
2012-05-31 21:17:17,315 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	Free Memory: 99MB
2012-05-31 21:17:17,315 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] Runtime Information:
2012-05-31 21:17:17,315 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	Version: 2.4.2
2012-05-31 21:17:17,315 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	Build Number: 563
2012-05-31 21:17:17,315 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	Build Date: 07-05-2012
2012-05-31 21:17:17,315 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	Application Server: Apache Tomcat/6.0.32
2012-05-31 21:17:17,315 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] Database Information:
2012-05-31 21:17:17,315 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	JDBC URL: jdbc:mysql://localhost/crowddb242?autoReconnect=true&characterEncoding=utf8&useUnicode=true
2012-05-31 21:17:17,315 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	JDBC Driver: com.mysql.jdbc.Driver
2012-05-31 21:17:17,315 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	JDBC Username: root
2012-05-31 21:17:17,315 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	Hibernate Dialect: org.hibernate.dialect.MySQL5InnoDBDialect
2012-05-31 21:17:17,316 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] License Information:
2012-05-31 21:17:17,316 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	License Server ID: BTFR-LW5O-LYA5-W1IT
2012-05-31 21:17:17,316 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] Directories:
2012-05-31 21:17:17,359 main INFO [com.atlassian.crowd.startup] 	CROWD242 (InternalDirectory)
	JIRA504 (InternalDirectory)

This might be a redundant information as they've been written into atlassian-crowd.log.

In order to get Crowd print only Tomcat logs into catalina.out, please modify these files: 

  • <Crowd_Install_Directory>/crowd-webapp/WEB-INF/classes/log4j.properties
  • <Crowd_Install_Directory>/crowd-openidserver-webapp/WEB-INF/classes/log4j.properties
  • <Crowd_Install_Directory>/crowd-openidclient-webapp/WEB-INF/classes/log4j.properties
  • <Crowd_Install_Directory>/demo-webapp/WEB-INF/classes/log4j.properties

modify this line:

DEFAULT
log4j.rootLogger=INFO, console, crowdlog

into:

Modify it to
log4j.rootLogger=INFO, crowdlog 

Save all of the modified log4j.properties and restart Crowd.

Last modified on Sep 3, 2019

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