Create a Connector from Apache to Tomcat

I did this on a windows machine following the instructions I laid out in this post. However, when installing Apache on Ubuntu using the apt system, you end up with a pretty strikingly different Apache configuration than I was used to. I found an incredibly useful walkthrough written by Robert Peters  that I'll basically re-write here.

  1. After installing Apache and Tomcat, install the Jk module for Apache:
    apt-get install libapache2-mod-jk
  2. Create a file at /etc/apache2/ and paste in the following lines:
    #Define 1 real worker using ajp13
    #Set properties for worker1 (ajp13)
  3. Edit your Apache configuration by adding a few lines to /etc/apache2/httpd.conf
    JkWorkersFile /etc/apache2/
    JkLogFile /var/log/apache2/mod_jk.log
    JkLogLevel info
    JkLogStampFormat "[%a %b %d %H:%M:%S %Y]"
  4. Next, edit Apache's default site. In my case, this was /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/usgin. If you haven't already messed with the default site, it will be /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/default.
    1. Delete or comment out the line that specifies the DocumentRoot.
    2. Add the following two lines right below the line you just removed:
    3. JkMount / worker1
      JkMount /* worker1
  5. Enable the "Connector port" 8009 in tomcat by uncommenting the following line in /etc/tomcat6/server.xml:
    <Connector port="8009" protocol="AJP/1.3" redirectPort="8443" />

    Simply remove the <!-- before and the --> after the line to uncomment it.

  6. Now, restart tomcat and then restart apache:
    /etc/init.d/tomcat6 restart
    /etc/init.d/apache2 restart