February 2011 Posts

Clustering and Session Replication Using Glassfish 3.1

Sometimes we need to replicate sessions between clustered environment to make sure session failovers. In this tutorial im trying to clustered 2 Glassfish instances located in the same computer, create a simple webapps and try to see whether session in instance 1 replicated to instance 2. I dont know why but Glassfish 3.0 seems doesnt support clustering so im using Glassfish version 3.1 instead.

Lets start by starting Glassfish, go to /bin and start it from command promt by typing asadmin start-domain domain1.

After it started, go to Glassfish console from your browser. Glassfish console URL will be http://localhost:4848/. Login and start creating a cluster from Clusters menu.

Start your cluster,

congratulation, you have started your cluster. Lets see details from each instances,

it shows your instance’s http port.

To test our session replication, i create a simple web application using Netbeans 6.9.
First is a simple jsp file, index.jsp

<%@page import="java.util.Enumeration"%>
<%@page contentType="text/html" pageEncoding="UTF-8"%>
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"

        <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
        <title>JSP Page</title>
        <h1>Session Form</h1>

                    if (request.getParameter("sessionName") != null && request.getParameter("sessionValue") != null) {
                        HttpSession httpSession = request.getSession();
                        httpSession.setAttribute(request.getParameter("sessionName"), request.getParameter("sessionValue"));

        <form action="index.jsp" method="POST">

            your session name : <input type="text" name="sessionName" /> <br />
            your session value : <input type="text" name="sessionValue" /> <br />
            <input type="submit" />


        <h1>Your Sessions</h1>

                    Enumeration sessionNames = session.getAttributeNames();
                    while (sessionNames.hasMoreElements()) {
                        String mySessionName = sessionNames.nextElement().toString();
                        String mySession = request.getSession().getAttribute(mySessionName).toString();
                        out.print(mySessionName+ " --> "+mySession + " <br />");


And the most important is the web.xml configuration,

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<web-app version="2.5" xmlns="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee/web-app_2_5.xsd">
    <distributable id="sessionDistribute" />

Build it into a war app and deploy it to our clustered environment, always make sure the Availability option checked as enabled.

After you launch it, input some value to jsp page in instance1 and save it. It will save your values to a session.

open instance2′s jsp page and check whether your instance1′s session is there.

As you can see, your sessions from instance 1 is replicated and available from instance 2.

Have fun using Glassfish. :)


Error at Spring Roo : Rebuild Project, No Crosscutting Model Available

Found this weird error on my STS, when im trying to Push-In an AspectJ class.

It’s actually very easy to fix this, you only need to Clean and Rebuild the project. After you do it, you can easily Push In your AspectJ into your Java Code. (H)


How To Encrypt Properties File

Sometime i had to put sensitive informations such as database’s username and password on a properties file. In order make it safer, i had to encrypted all the information i had on these properties files. In this simple example, im trying to encrypt database username, password and connection url for iBatis connection, and i use Jasypt library for encryption.

As usual, a simple database,

USE 'test'

CREATE TABLE `contoh` (
  `nama` varchar(30) NOT NULL DEFAULT '',
  `alamat` varchar(100) DEFAULT NULL,
  PRIMARY KEY (`nama`)

insert into contoh (nama, alamat) values ('edwin', 'singapore');
insert into contoh (nama, alamat) values ('kamplenk', 'ciledug');
insert into contoh (nama, alamat) values ('nugie', 'pamulang');
insert into contoh (nama, alamat) values ('samsu', 'dago');
insert into contoh (nama, alamat) values ('tebek', 'karawaci');

and a POJO

package com.edw.bean;

public class Contoh {
    private String nama;
    private String alamat;

    // other setter and getter

    public String toString() {
        return "Contoh{" + "nama=" + nama + ", alamat=" + alamat + '}';

A simple xml query, contoh.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<!DOCTYPE sqlMap PUBLIC "-//ibatis.apache.org//DTD SQL Map 2.0//EN" "http://ibatis.apache.org/dtd/sql-map-2.dtd" >
<sqlMap namespace="contoh" >

    <resultMap id="result" class="com.edw.bean.Contoh">
        <result property="nama" column="NAMA" columnIndex="1"/>
        <result property="alamat" column="ALAMAT" columnIndex="2"/>
    <select id="selectAllContoh" resultMap="result">
        select nama, alamat
        from contoh


and a simple xml to load all my queries, i named it sqlmapconfig.xml. Please take a look at line 21 to 23, these are parameters from properties file.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE sqlMapConfig
PUBLIC "-//ibatis.apache.org//DTD SQL Map Config 2.0//EN"


    <transactionManager type="JDBC" commitRequired="false">
        <dataSource type="SIMPLE">

            <property name="SetAutoCommitAllowed" value="false"/>
            <property name="DefaultAutoCommit" value="false"/>

            <property name="JDBC.Driver" value="com.mysql.jdbc.Driver"/>
            <property name="JDBC.ConnectionURL" value="${JDBC.ConnectionURL}"/>
            <property name="JDBC.Username" value="${JDBC.Username}"/>
            <property name="JDBC.Password" value="${JDBC.Password}"/>

    <sqlMap resource="com/edw/sqlmap/contoh.xml"/>

this is my db.properties file, always make sure you had this “ENC( )” on your encrypted values.


This is my java file, i use it to load db.properties and connecting it to fit parameters on sqlmapconfig.xml.

package com.edw.config;

import com.ibatis.common.resources.Resources;
import com.ibatis.sqlmap.client.SqlMapClient;
import com.ibatis.sqlmap.client.SqlMapClientBuilder;
import java.io.File;
import java.io.FileInputStream;
import java.io.Reader;
import java.util.Properties;
import org.jasypt.encryption.pbe.StandardPBEStringEncryptor;
import org.jasypt.properties.EncryptableProperties;

 * @author edw
public class SqlMapConfig {

    protected static final SqlMapClient sqlMap;


    static {
        try {
            StandardPBEStringEncryptor  encryptor = new StandardPBEStringEncryptor();
            Properties properties = new EncryptableProperties(encryptor);
            properties.load(new FileInputStream(new File("db.properties")));

            Reader reader = Resources.getResourceAsReader("com/edw/sqlmap/sqlmapconfig.xml");
            sqlMap = SqlMapClientBuilder.buildSqlMapClient(reader,properties);
        } catch (Exception e){
            throw new RuntimeException("Fatal Error.  Cause: " + e, e);

    public static SqlMapClient getSqlMap() {
        return sqlMap;

this is my Main class,

package com.edw.main;

import com.edw.bean.Contoh;
import com.edw.config.SqlMapConfig;
import java.util.List;
import org.apache.log4j.Logger;

 * @author edw
public class Main {

    private Logger logger = Logger.getLogger(Main.class);

    public Main() {        

    private void execute(){
        try {
            List<Contoh> contohs = SqlMapConfig.getSqlMap().queryForList("contoh.selectAllContoh");
            for (Contoh contoh : contohs) {
        } catch (Exception ex) {


    public static void main(String[] args) {
        Main main = new Main();


this is what happen on my log window when im running this app

2011-02-06 00:10:27,808 [SimpleDataSource] DEBUG com.ibatis.common.jdbc.SimpleDataSource:26 - Created connection 29524641.
2011-02-06 00:10:27,812 [Connection] DEBUG java.sql.Connection:26 - {conn-100000} Connection
2011-02-06 00:10:27,815 [Connection] DEBUG java.sql.Connection:26 - {conn-100000} Preparing Statement:          select nama, alamat         from contoh     
2011-02-06 00:10:27,855 [PreparedStatement] DEBUG java.sql.PreparedStatement:26 - {pstm-100001} Executing Statement:          select nama, alamat         from contoh     
2011-02-06 00:10:27,855 [PreparedStatement] DEBUG java.sql.PreparedStatement:26 - {pstm-100001} Parameters: []
2011-02-06 00:10:27,855 [PreparedStatement] DEBUG java.sql.PreparedStatement:26 - {pstm-100001} Types: []
2011-02-06 00:10:27,857 [ResultSet] DEBUG java.sql.ResultSet:26 - {rset-100002} ResultSet
2011-02-06 00:10:27,873 [ResultSet] DEBUG java.sql.ResultSet:26 - {rset-100002} Header: [NAMA, ALAMAT]
2011-02-06 00:10:27,874 [ResultSet] DEBUG java.sql.ResultSet:26 - {rset-100002} Result: [edwin, singapore]
2011-02-06 00:10:27,874 [ResultSet] DEBUG java.sql.ResultSet:26 - {rset-100002} Result: [kamplenk, ciledug]
2011-02-06 00:10:27,874 [ResultSet] DEBUG java.sql.ResultSet:26 - {rset-100002} Result: [nugie, pamulang]
2011-02-06 00:10:27,874 [ResultSet] DEBUG java.sql.ResultSet:26 - {rset-100002} Result: [samsu, dago]
2011-02-06 00:10:27,875 [ResultSet] DEBUG java.sql.ResultSet:26 - {rset-100002} Result: [tebek, karawaci]
2011-02-06 00:10:27,876 [SimpleDataSource] DEBUG com.ibatis.common.jdbc.SimpleDataSource:26 - Returned connection 29524641 to pool.
2011-02-06 00:10:27,876 [Main] DEBUG com.edw.main.Main:27 - Contoh{nama=edwin, alamat=singapore}
2011-02-06 00:10:27,876 [Main] DEBUG com.edw.main.Main:27 - Contoh{nama=kamplenk, alamat=ciledug}
2011-02-06 00:10:27,876 [Main] DEBUG com.edw.main.Main:27 - Contoh{nama=nugie, alamat=pamulang}
2011-02-06 00:10:27,876 [Main] DEBUG com.edw.main.Main:27 - Contoh{nama=samsu, alamat=dago}
2011-02-06 00:10:27,878 [Main] DEBUG com.edw.main.Main:27 - Contoh{nama=tebek, alamat=karawaci}
BUILD SUCCESSFUL (total time: 0 seconds)

Btw, im using this test class to generate my encrypted values,

package com.edw.test;

import org.jasypt.encryption.pbe.StandardPBEStringEncryptor;
import org.junit.AfterClass;
import org.junit.BeforeClass;
import org.junit.Test;

 * @author edw
public class TestEncryption {


    public TestEncryption() {

    public static void setUpClass() throws Exception {

    public static void tearDownClass() throws Exception {

    public void test() {

        StandardPBEStringEncryptor encryptor = new StandardPBEStringEncryptor();



and this is my NetBeans project structure

Well, i hope it can help others. Cheers (B)