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hipsnip-jetty (10) Versions 0.3.0

Installs/Configures Jetty

cookbook 'hipsnip-jetty', '= 0.3.0', :supermarket
cookbook 'hipsnip-jetty', '= 0.3.0'
knife supermarket install hipsnip-jetty
knife supermarket download hipsnip-jetty
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A cookbook to setup a Jetty 8/9 server.

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Built to run on Linux distribution. Tested on Ubuntu 12.04.
Depends on the java cookbook.


By default the Jetty server is running on port 8080, override node[:jetty][:port] if you're not happy with that.
As you can see below you can personnalized your Jetty installation thanks to a bunch of attributes to run a Jetty server as you wish.

N.B: Do not freak out when you see this message on the root page of the Jetty server.

Error 404 - Not Found.

No context on this server matched or handled this request.
Contexts known to this server are:

Everything is alright, it only means that nothing is deployed on the root context which is okay that's your job ;).


  • node["jetty"]["user"] - name of the jetty user, default "jetty".
  • node["jetty"]["group"] - name of the jetty group, default "jetty".
  • node["jetty"]["home"] - location of the home directory of jetty, default "/usr/share/jetty".
  • node["jetty"]["port"] - port number of where jetty listens, default 8080
  • node["jetty"]["args"] - arguments pass to jetty at startup , default "", e.g: "jetty.logs=/var/log/jetty".
  • node["jetty"]["logs"] - location of the log directory for jetty logs files, default "", i.e log into stdout/stderr
  • node["jetty"]["java_options"] - extra arguments pass to the jvm, default "".

  • node["jetty"]["add_confs"] - set of paths, each path must point to a Jetty configuration file, relative path are relative to jetty home directory, default []. e.g: ['etc/jetty-webapps.xml', 'etc/jetty-http.xml']

  • `node["jetty"]["version"] - version of jetty, default "9.0.2.v20130417".

  • node["jetty"]["link"] - link to the jetty archive, default "", the link and the version must be coherent.

  • node["jetty"]["checksum"] - hash sha256 of the jetty archive, default "6ab0c0ba4ff98bfc7399a82a96a047fcd2161ae46622e36a3552ecf10b9cddb9"

  • node["jetty"]["directory"] - location of the extracted archive, default "/usr/local/src"

  • `node["jetty"]["log"]["level"] - log level , default "INFO". levels: SEVERE ERROR WARNING INFO CONFIG FINE FINER FINEST

  • node["jetty"]["log"]["class"] - java class used for logging, default "org.eclipse.jetty.util.log.StdErrLog"

Cookbook development

You will need to do a couple of things to be up to speed to hack on this cookbook.
Everything is explained here have a look.


bundle exec rake cookbook:full_test


Author: Rémy Loubradou

Copyright 2013 HipSnip Limited

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