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How can I set a reasonable time format for Java logging entries in Crowd 3?

iron.werther March 14, 2018


In Crowd 2 I could simply add to apache-tomcat/conf/ the line

    <$tF %1$tT %2$s%n%4$s: %5$s%6$s%n

and I had a time format that I could understand. Crowd 3 looks pretty different. Where and how can I set here a reasonable time format for logging?





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Marcin Kempa
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March 14, 2018

Hi @iron.werther

In Crowd 3.x we've updated version of Tomcat which is bundled inside Crowd from 7.x to 8.5.x

In Tomcat 7, the log format configuration looked like:

java.util.logging.ConsoleHandler.level = FINE
java.util.logging.ConsoleHandler.formatter = java.util.logging.SimpleFormatter

thus by changing the

you could adjust the date format in logs.


In newer version of Tomcat (8.5.x bundled in Crowd 3.x) this config looks like:

java.util.logging.ConsoleHandler.level = FINE
java.util.logging.ConsoleHandler.formatter = org.apache.juli.OneLineFormatter

notice that the formatter has changed.

I believe you may try to change the time format in logs by adjusting the tomcat's logging config as follows:

java.util.logging.ConsoleHandler.formatter = org.apache.juli.OneLineFormatter
org.apache.juli.OneLineFormatter.timeFormat = yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss

(the timeFormat - is using the SimpleDateFormat syntax)

Unfortunately I did not test that on a working Crowd version, this is what I got by following the Apache Tomcat docs.


Hope that helps,

Marcin Kempa

iron.werther March 16, 2018

Hello Marcin!

The migration from Crowd 2.12.0 to version 3.1.2 fails every time, but at least I can see that the log files contain a reasonable date format. (Which I might adjust later, now that I know where to perform this task.)


Thank you!



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