Running Web Applications
seed-web-core and its companion modules provide support for Web technologies, such as Servlets, WebSockets, embedded
Web servers, serving static resources, etc…
A SeedStack Web application requires the following dependency in your project:
External servlet container
You can choose to run your Web application in an external Servlet 3+ container like Apache Tomcat.
To run in an external container, the
seed-web-undertow dependency must be NOT be present in the classpath and the
application must be packaged as a WAR.
Undertow embedded server
SeedStack Web applications run well with the embedded Undertow Web server. To add support for Undertow in your application, add the following dependency:
The embedded server can be configured with the following options:
web: server: # The host on which the server will be listening (0.0.0.0 by default) host: (String) # The port on which the server will be listening (8080 by default) port: (int) # The base context path of the application (/ by default) contextPath: (String) # If true, HTTP/2 will be enabled (true by default) http2: (boolean) # If true, HTTPS will be enabled (false by default) https: (boolean) # The welcome files served by default by the server (index.html by default) welcomeFiles: (List<String>) # The part below is specific to the Undertow implementation undertow: # The size of Undertow buffers bufferSize: (Integer) # The number of Undertow I/O threads ioThreads: (Integer) # The number of Undertow worker threads workerThreads: (Integer) # If true, direct buffers are used directBuffers: (Boolean)
To dump the
web.server configuration options:
mvn -q -Dargs="web.server" seedstack:config
To configure Undertow for HTTPS, you need to have a Java keystore containing your server certificate. By default an SSL context
will be built using the
ssl alias in the
crypto: keystores: master: path: path/to/your/keystore.jks password: keystorePassword aliases: ssl: aliasPassword
If you want to have alternative keystore or alias names, you can change them in the global SSL configuration.
After successful keystore configuration, you only need to enable HTTPS in the Undertow configuration:
web: server: https: true
If you want to enable mutual authentication (where the HTTPS user-agent sends a client certificate), set
crypto: ssl: clientAuthMode: REQUIRED
With that configuration, the user-agent will be required to send a client certificate for authentication.
When running a Web application, servlet information is available in the
runtime.web.servlet special configuration tree:
runtime: web: servlet: # The context path of the servlet container contextPath: (String) # The virtual server name of the servlet container if available virtualServerName: (String)
When running with Undertow, additional information is also available:
runtime: web: # The base url of the Web application (protocol + host + port + context path) without a trailing slash baseUrl: (String) # Same as baseUrl but with a trailing slash baseUrlSlash: (String) server: # The protocol used by the Web server protocol: (String) # The host used by the Web server host: (String) # The port used by the Web server port: (int)
These values are not meant to be specified by the developer but are provided by SeedStack at runtime. If you specify a value for those in a configuration file, it will be overridden by runtime information.