As mentioned in my post from yesterday, adding virtual hosts to OpenBD is slightly awkward in that it not only requires adding them in the Apache config but also in the Tomcat’s server.xml file.
The following shell script works for a standard Centos installation where the webserver used is Apache with the following default paths used:
Apache vhosts file -> /etc/httpd/conf/vhosts
Tomcat server.xml file -> /opt/openbd/tomcat/conf/server.xml
Assuming all virtual hosts live inside the same parent directory then this directory can be set in the script’s configuration on line 5. Once set, adding a new virtual host is as simple as saving it as something meaningful (in this case ‘addvh.sh’) and calling it with the full domain name of the virtual host passed as a parameter like so:
$ su # ./addvh.sh my.domain.com
One important point: this script relies on Apache’s usage of a separate vhosts file in the /etc/httpd/conf directory. This file can be pulled in and read by the main httpd.conf file by adding the following line to it.
What the script does?
1. creates a new document root folder for the virtual host and places an index.cfm test page inside it.
2. adds the virtual host entry to the httpd.conf file
3. adds the virtual host entry to the server.xml file
4. restarts Apache
5. restarts OpenBD
Once the script has run then if all goes well you should be able to browse to your new virtual host and check the CFML parsing by typing http://<new virtual host domain>/index.cfm
Here’s the script:
#!/bin/bash # Configure the script firstname.lastname@example.org' # email address of administrator vhroot='/www' # no trailing slash # Create the new document root folder if [ "$1" = "" ] then echo "No arguments passed. Usage: addvh <vhostName> where <vhostName> is the full domain" echo "(or subdomain) of the virtual host. E.g test.com, mypoject.test.com" exit # Try to create the new document root elif ! mkdir $vhroot/$1 then echo "ERROR: "$vhroot"/"$1" could not be created." else echo "Virtual host document root created in "$vhroot"/"$1 # Add the virtual host to the vhosts file if ! echo " <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin $email DocumentRoot $vhroot/$1 ServerName $1 ErrorLog logs/$1_log </VirtualHost>" >> /etc/httpd/conf/vhosts then echo "ERROR: the virtual host could not be added to the Apache vhosts file" else echo "New virtual host added to the Apache vhosts file" # Update the Tomcat server.xml file with the new virtual host rs=' <Host name="'$1'" appBase="webapps"\ unpackWARs="true" autoDeploy="true"\ xmlValidation="false" xmlNamespaceAware="false">\ <Context path="" docBase="'$vhroot'/'$1'/" />\ </Host>\ </Engine>' sed 's|</Engine>|'"$rs"'|' </opt/openbd/tomcat/conf/server.xml >tmp mv /opt/openbd/tomcat/conf/server.xml /opt/openbd/tomcat/conf/server.xml.BAK mv tmp /opt/openbd/tomcat/conf/server.xml echo 'New virtual host added to the Tomcat server.xml file' # restart Apache service httpd restart # restart Tomcat/OpenBD /etc/init.d/openbd_ctl restart # create a demo script for testing the CFML works in the new vhost echo '<cfdump var="#CGI#">' > $vhroot/$1/index.cfm # show the finished message echo "Complete! The new virtual host has been created. To check the CFML functionality browse http://"$1"/index.cfm Document root is "$vhroot"/"$1 fi fi