You certainly can do it. It's quite easy. The setting is in server.xml. Just do a search ont he file for 8080 and replace it with 80. It should only be in one spot.
You will, of course, need to do one of the following:
- Disable Apache (Turn off web sharing)
- Move Apache to a different port (I'm not sure hwo this is doen on Lion, sorry)
One other option is to serve your Tomcat/CF sites through Apache. This is considerably more involved, but may offer additional benefits (URL Rewriting, etc).
The CF10 installer will probably do the Apache config for you, I don't know, I have not tried it yet. So it may not be that involved at all. If you are planning to use CF9 or CF8 then it is more involved, but there are sites out there with such instructions. You may need to use Linux instruction and modify them for the Mac. They are pretty similar.
I found the server.xml in - /Applications/ColdFusion10/cfusion/runtime/conf but I don't see any referneces to 8080. Am I ooking in the wrong place? Blow is a cpoy of my server.xmk file
thanks so much!
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<!-- Note: A "Server" is not itself a "Container", so you may not
define subcomponents such as "Valves" at this level.
Documentation at /docs/config/server.html
<Server port="8007" shutdown="SHUTDOWN">
<!--APR library loader. Documentation at /docs/apr.html -->
<Listener className="org.apache.catalina.core.AprLifecycleListener" SSLEngine="on" />
<!--Initialize Jasper prior to webapps are loaded. Documentation at /docs/jasper-howto.html -->
<Listener className="org.apache.catalina.core.JasperListener" />
<!-- Prevent memory leaks due to use of particular java/javax APIs-->
<Listener className="org.apache.catalina.core.JreMemoryLeakPreventionListener" />
<Listener className="org.apache.catalina.mbeans.GlobalResourcesLifecycleListener" />
<!-- Global JNDI resources
Documentation at /docs/jndi-resources-howto.html
<!-- Editable user database that can also be used by
UserDatabaseRealm to authenticate users
<Resource name="UserDatabase" auth="Container"
description="User database that can be updated and saved"
<!-- A "Service" is a collection of one or more "Connectors" that share
a single "Container" Note: A "Service" is not itself a "Container",
so you may not define subcomponents such as "Valves" at this level.
Documentation at /docs/config/service.html
<!--The connectors can use a shared executor, you can define one or more named thread pools-->
<Executor name="tomcatThreadPool" namePrefix="catalina-exec-"
<!-- A "Connector" represents an endpoint by which requests are received
and responses are returned. Documentation at :
Java HTTP Connector: /docs/config/http.html (blocking & non-blocking)
Java AJP Connector: /docs/config/ajp.html
APR (HTTP/AJP) Connector: /docs/apr.html
Define a non-SSL HTTP/1.1 Connector on port 8500
Sets the protocol to handle incoming traffic. The default value is HTTP/1.1
which uses an auto-switching mechanism to select either a blocking Java based
connector or an APR/native based connector. If the PATH (Windows) or LD_LIBRARY_PATH
(on most unix systems) environment variables contain the Tomcat native library, the native/APR connector will be used.
If the native library cannot be found, the blocking Java based connector will be used.
Note that the native/APR connector has different settings for HTTPS than the Java connectors.
To use an explicit protocol rather than rely on the auto-switching mechanism described above, the following values may be used:
org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11Protocol - blocking Java connector
org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11NioProtocol - non blocking Java connector
org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11AprProtocol - the APR/native connector.
<!-- A "Connector" using the shared thread pool-->
<!-- internal webserver start -->
<Connector executor="tomcatThreadPool" maxThreads="50"
<!-- internal webserver end -->
<!-- Define a SSL HTTP/1.1 Connector on port 8443
This connector uses the JSSE configuration, when using APR, the
connector should be using the OpenSSL style configuration
described in the APR documentation -->
<Connector port="8443" protocol="HTTP/1.1" SSLEnabled="true"
maxThreads="150" scheme="https" secure="true"
clientAuth="false" sslProtocol="TLS" />
<!-- Define an AJP 1.3 Connector on port 8009 -->
<Connector port="8012" protocol="AJP/1.3" redirectPort="8445" tomcatAuthentication="false" />
<!-- An Engine represents the entry point (within Catalina) that processes
every request. The Engine implementation for Tomcat stand alone
analyzes the HTTP headers included with the request, and passes them
on to the appropriate Host (virtual host).
Documentation at /docs/config/engine.html -->
<Engine name="Catalina" defaultHost="localhost" jvmRoute="cfusion">
<!--For clustering, please take a look at documentation at:
/docs/cluster-howto.html (simple how to)
/docs/config/cluster.html (reference documentation) -->
<!-- Use the LockOutRealm to prevent attempts to guess user passwords
via a brute-force attack -->
<!-- This Realm uses the UserDatabase configured in the global JNDI
resources under the key "UserDatabase". Any edits
that are performed against this UserDatabase are immediately
available for use by the Realm. -->
<!-- Define the default virtual host
Note: XML Schema validation will not work with Xerces 2.2.
<Host name="localhost" appBase="webapps"
<!-- SingleSignOn valve, share authentication between web applications
Documentation at: /docs/config/valve.html -->
<Valve className="org.apache.catalina.authenticator.SingleSignOn" />
<!-- Access log processes all example.
Documentation at: /docs/config/valve.html
Note: The pattern used is equivalent to using pattern="common" -->
<Valve className="org.apache.catalina.valves.AccessLogValve" directory="logs"
pattern="%h %l %u %t "%r" %s %b" resolveHosts="false"/>
<!-- Uncomment the line below to change the default web root or to add virtual directory
Make sure to replace <cf_home> with the absolute path to ColdFusion Home-->
<!-- To add virtual directory use aliases attribute .The list of aliases should be of the form
"/aliasPath1=docBase1,/aliasPath2=docBase2" where aliasPathN must include a leading '/' and
docBaseN must be an absolute path to a directory. -->
<!-- <Context path="/" docBase="<cf_home>\wwwroot" WorkDir="<cf_home>\runtime\conf\Catalina\localhost\tmp" ></Context> -->
It's 8500 (which is the default for CF10) in your case. It's in the bit marked "internal webserver start".
That said, if you've already got Apache running, why not just use Apache instead of Tomcat's web server?
Ooops, yeah, 8500. Thanks Adam. I was thinking of a plain Tomcat install.
Hi Adam & Jason,
Thanks so much for your help!
Last night I did re install using apache under port 80. I don't know the difference with tomcat & port 8500 with the interal webserver over using apache & port 80, except now I have things the way I like it, and I understand the apache config file a little.
thanks so much for your help
Glad you got it all working. For dev, I don't think it really matters what web server one uses, unless one actually needs to leverage various features that Apache or IIS or [whatever] offer as well as just serving web pages. At home I can't be bothered setting up a different webserver, so just use the JWS with CF9 and Tomcat with CF10. But all I need to do is tinker around; I do all my work in my workplace, and we've got IIS there set up to mirror the prod environment. However the key benefit to using Apache at home is something you touched on... getting used to using Apache. It's a handy skill to have.
Yeah I a so happy that I got it working the way I want again. Yes I am very comfortable in Apache, can d what I want with it, and like working with it. I should lern IIS, and others, but am happy to everything in apache, as I work on the Mac, and host on a Linux box so my workflow is always apache
Not sure about IIS, but creating viral hosts in apache is easy, that is waht I do for each client, and that becomes the server enviroment, which matches where I host, so it is a happy dev set up.
thanks so much!