Developer Materials

servlet-filterlistener

  • Author:
    Original Author
    Jonathan Fuerth
  • Published: 2017-12-14
  • Level:
    Difficulty Level
    Intermediate
  • Technologies:
    Technologies Used
    Servlet Filter, Servlet Listener
  • Target Product:

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    The servlet-filterlistener quickstart demonstrates how to use Servlet filters and listeners in an application.

    What is it?

    The servlet-filterlistener quickstart demonstrates how to use Servlet filters and listeners in JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Server.

    This example contains the following classes:

    • FilterExampleServlet: A simple servlet that prints a form that contains an input field and a Send button.

    • VowelRemoverFilter: A servlet filter that removes the vowels from the text entered in the form.

    • ParameterDumpingRequestListener: A simple servlet request listener that creates a map of the original HTTP request parameter values before the filter is applied.

    System Requirements

    The application this project produces is designed to be run on JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Server 7.2 or later.

    All you need to build this project is Java 8.0 (Java SDK 1.8) or later and Maven 3.3.1 or later. See Configure Maven to Build and Deploy the Quickstarts to make sure you are configured correctly for testing the quickstarts.

    Use of EAP_HOME

    In the following instructions, replace EAP_HOME with the actual path to your JBoss EAP installation. The installation path is described in detail here: Use of EAP_HOME and JBOSS_HOME Variables.

    Start the JBoss EAP Standalone Server

    1. Open a terminal and navigate to the root of the JBoss EAP directory.

    2. Start the JBoss EAP server with the default profile by typing the following command.

      $ EAP_HOME/bin/standalone.sh 
      Note
      For Windows, use the EAP_HOME\bin\standalone.bat script.

    Build and Deploy the Quickstart

    1. Make sure you start the JBoss EAP server as described above.

    2. Open a terminal and navigate to the root directory of this quickstart.

    3. Type the following command to build the artifacts.

      $ mvn clean package wildfly:deploy

    This deploys the servlet-filterlistener/target/servlet-filterlistener.war to the running instance of the server.

    You should see a message in the server log indicating that the archive deployed successfully.

    Access the Application

    The application will be running at the following URL http://localhost:8080/servlet-filterlistener/.

    You are presented with a form containing an input field and a Send button. To test the quickstart:

    1. Enter some text in the field, for example:

      This is only a test!
    2. Click Send.

    3. The servlet filter intercepts and removes the vowels from the text entered in the form and displays:

      You Typed: Ths s nly tst!
    4. The server console displays the following log messages.

      The following messages appear in the log when you access the application URL. This is because the ParameterDumpingRequestListener, which is a ServletRequestListener, and the VowelRemoverFilter both map to the application context and print logs for every request. Note that the VowelRemoveFilter contains logic to handle empty input field arguments.

      INFO  [io.undertow.servlet] (default task-46) ParameterDumpingRequestListener: request has been initialized. It has 0 parameters:
      INFO  [io.undertow.servlet] (default task-46) VowelRemoverFilter initialized
      INFO  [io.undertow.servlet] (default task-46) VowelRemoverFilter invoking filter chain...
      INFO  [io.undertow.servlet] (default task-46) VowelRemoverFilter done filtering request
      INFO  [io.undertow.servlet] (default task-46) ParameterDumpingRequestListener: request has been destroyed
      INFO  [io.undertow.servlet] (default task-48) ParameterDumpingRequestListener: request has been initialized. It has 0 parameters:
      INFO  [io.undertow.servlet] (default task-48) VowelRemoverFilter invoking filter chain...
      INFO  [io.undertow.servlet] (default task-48) VowelRemoverFilter done filtering request
      INFO  [io.undertow.servlet] (default task-48) ParameterDumpingRequestListener: request has been destroyed

      The following messages appear in the log when you type "This is only a test!" in the input field and click Send.

      INFO  [io.undertow.servlet] (default task-50) ParameterDumpingRequestListener: request has been initialized. It has 1 parameters:
      INFO  [io.undertow.servlet] (default task-50)   userInput=This is only a test!
      INFO  [io.undertow.servlet] (default task-50) VowelRemoverFilter invoking filter chain...
      INFO  [io.undertow.servlet] (default task-50) VowelRemoverFilter done filtering request
      INFO  [io.undertow.servlet] (default task-50) ParameterDumpingRequestListener: request has been destroyed

    Undeploy the Quickstart

    When you are finished testing the quickstart, follow these steps to undeploy the archive.

    1. Make sure you start the JBoss EAP server as described above.

    2. Open a terminal and navigate to the root directory of this quickstart.

    3. Type this command to undeploy the archive:

      $ mvn wildfly:undeploy

    Run the Quickstart in Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio or Eclipse

    You can also start the server and deploy the quickstarts or run the Arquillian tests in Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio or from Eclipse using JBoss tools. For general information about how to import a quickstart, add a JBoss EAP server, and build and deploy a quickstart, see Use JBoss Developer Studio or Eclipse to Run the Quickstarts.

    Debug the Application

    If you want to debug the source code of any library in the project, run the following command to pull the source into your local repository. The IDE should then detect it.

    $ mvn dependency:sources