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README for Apache Fortress Rest

  • Version 2.0.0-RC1
  • Apache Fortress Rest System Architecture Diagram Apache Fortress Rest System Architecture

Table of Contents

  • Document Overview
  • Tips for first-time users.
  • SECTION 1. Prerequisites.
  • SECTION 2. Download & Install.
  • SECTION 3. Get the fortress.properties.
  • SECTION 4. Load Sample Security Policy.
  • SECTION 5. Deploy to Tomcat Server.
  • SECTION 6. Unit Test.
  • SECTION 7. Alternate testing procedures.

Document Overview

This document contains instructions to download, build, and test operations using Apache Fortress Rest component.

Tips for first-time users

  • For a tutorial on how to use Apache Fortress check out the Fortress Core quickstart guides.
  • If you see FORTRESS_CORE_HOME, refer to the base package of [directory-fortress-core].
  • If you see FORTRESS_REALM_HOME, refer to the base package of [directory-fortress-realm].
  • If you see FORTRESS_REST_HOME, refer to this packages base folder.
  • If you see TOMCAT_HOME, refer to the location of that package's base folder.
  • Questions about this software package should be directed to its mailing list:

SECTION 1. Prerequisites

Minimum hardware requirements:

  • 2 Cores
  • 4GB RAM

Minimum software requirements:

  • Java SDK 7++
  • git
  • Apache Maven3++
  • Apache Tomcat7++
  • Apache Fortress Core Download & Install in FORTRESS_CORE_HOME package README.md.
  • Apache Fortress Core Options for using Apache Fortress and LDAP server in FORTRESS_CORE_HOME package README.md.
  • Apache Fortress Realm Download & Install in FORTRESS_REALM_HOME package README.md.

Everything else covered in steps that follow. Tested on Debian, Centos & Windows systems.

SECTION 2. Download & Install

  1. Build the source.

a. from git:

git clone --branch 2.0.0-RC1 https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/directory-fortress-enmasse.git
cd directory-fortress-enmasse
mvn clean install

b. or download package:

wget http://www.apache.org/dist/directory/fortress/dist/2.0.0-RC1/fortress-rest-2.0.0-RC1-source-release.zip
unzip fortress-rest-2.0.1-RC1.zip
cd fortress-rest-2.0.1-RC1
mvn clean install
  1. Now build the javadoc:
mvn javadoc:javadoc

If using java 8, add this param to the pom.xml:

  1. View the generated document here: ./target/site/apidocs/overview-summary.html.

SECTION 3. Get the fortress.properties

These contain the coordinates to the target LDAP server.

  1. Copy the fortress.properties, created during FORTRESS_CORE_HOME README.md, to this package's resource folder.
cp $FORTRESS_CORE_HOME/config/fortress.properties $FORTRESS_REST_HOME/src/main/resources
  1. Verify they match your target LDAP server.
# This param tells fortress what type of ldap server in use:

# ldap host name

# if ApacheDS is listening on

# If ApacheDS, these credentials are used for read/write to fortress DIT

# This is min/max settings for admin pool connections:

# This node contains more fortress properties stored on behalf of connecting LDAP clients:

# Used by application security components:

# Fortress uses a cache:

# Default for pool reconnect flag is false:

SECTION 4. Load Sample Security Policy

Run maven install with load file:

mvn install -Dload.file=./src/main/resources/FortressRestServerPolicy.xml

SECTION 5. Deploy to Tomcat Server

  1. If Tomcat has global security enabled you must add credentials to pom.xml to authenticate:
         <!-- Warning the tomcat manager creds here are for deploying into a demo environment only. -->
  1. copy FORTRESS_REALM_HOME proxy jar to TOMCAT_HOME/lib/
cp $FORTRESS_REALM_HOME/proxy/target/fortress-realm-proxy-[version].jar $TOMCAT_HOME/lib
  1. Restart Tomcat server.

  2. Enter maven command to deploy to Tomcat:

mvn tomcat:deploy
  1. To redeploy:
mvn tomcat:redeploy

SECTION 6. Unit Test

Run unit test:

mvn test -Dtest=EmTest

Test Notes:

  • The Fortress Rest application must be deployed and running within your servlet container before the unit tests will complete successfully. If your app server is running on a separate machine, or using port other than 8080, adjust the settings accordingly in src/main/test/java/org/apache/directory/fortress/rest/EmTest.java
  • For learning and troubleshooting, it is recommended that you use an HTTP proxy program, like Axis' tpMon to intercept the HTTP/XML request/responses between Fortress rest client and server.
  • The tests depend on sample security policy being loaded.

SECTION 7: Alternate testing procedures

  1. Another way to test Fortress Rest is using the Fortress Core APIs which can be configured to communicate via HTTP/REST. To enable Fortress Core test client to route requests through Fortress Rest server, add these properties to build.properties in FORTRESS_CORE_HOME root folder:

  2. Add these credentials to build.properties file located in the directory-fortress-core root folder. It contains the HTTP coordinates to your deployed Fortress Rest server:

  1. Add this to the same file. It will override default fortress managers to route calls through REST interface:
  1. Now run the FORTRESS_CORE_HOME mvn install to seed the new properties:
mvn install
  1. Now run the FORTRESS_CORE_HOME unit tests:
mvn test -Dtest=FortressJUnitTest

All operations should now route through Fortress Rest server.