I have been installing the ForgeRock stack on Ubuntu a lot lately. One of the things that I noticed is that when configuring OpenAM and OpenDJ for automatic startup you need to let OpenDJ finish starting up before starting Tomcat (OpenAM) … otherwise OpenAM will not be able to find it’s configuration and assume that it’s a new install.
I added a timer to the start up script to make the script sleep for a minute before starting (YMMV) Mark Craig (from ForgeRock) clued me into a nice little bit of code “start on started opendj” essentially this tells the startup script to wait until opendj has started before starting Tomcat. Thanks Mark, that’s exactly what I was looking for.
cd [install dir]/opendj/bin
sudo ./create-rc-script -f /etc/init.d/opendj -u [user to run as]
sudo update-rc.d opendj defaults
OpenAM [on Tomcat]
sudo vi /etc/init.d/tomcat
Now paste the following content:
# Tomcat auto-start # # description: Auto-starts tomcat # start tomcat with user: ubuntu # pidfile: /var/run/tomcat.pid export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-amd64 case $1 in start) start on started opendj /bin/su ubuntu /opt/tomcat/bin/startup.sh ;; stop) /bin/su ubuntu /opt/tomcat/bin/shutdown.sh ;; restart) /bin/su ubuntu /opt/tomcat/bin/shutdown.sh /bin/su ubuntu /opt/tomcat/bin/startup.sh ;; esac exit 0
Make the script executable by running the chmod command:
sudo chmod 755 /etc/init.d/tomcat
The last step is linking this script to the startup folders with a symbolic link. Run the following two commands:.
sudo ln -s /etc/init.d/tomcat /etc/rc1.d/K99tomcat
sudo ln -s /etc/init.d/tomcat /etc/rc2.d/S99tomcat
Restart the system and tomcat will start automatically.