Friday, August 22, 2008

Continuum 1.1 on Tomcat 6 with GMail notification

I "just" wanted to use my gmail account to send build errors to my real account until the integration server is in the right network that i can configure right the mailserver. Making this work took a bit longer. As you can see in the previous post, I skipped mailserver config in archiva. This time, I had to do it. First, you need activation-1.1.jar and mail.jar in your tomcat lib directory. ("folder" is windows-speak, isn't it?)

The jndi mail config in context.xml looks like this:

<Resource name="mail/Session"
           type="javax.mail.Session"
           mail.transport.protocol="smtp"
           mail.smtp.host="smtp.gmail.com"
           mail.smtp.auth="true"
           mail.smtp.port="465"
           mail.smtp.socketFactory.port="465"
           mail.smtp.socketFactory.class="javax.net.ssl.SSLSocketFactory"
           mail.smtp.user="something@gmail.com"
           password="makemyday"
           mail.smtp.starttls.enable="true"/>


Note the user is "mail.smtp.user" but the password is just "password". (For more on this, check here and here.

Great. But that's not all. There's a bug in the mailing system causing the password
not to be set right. Or something. With the patch provided, you'll have to recreate some jars.

Get the source:

svn co http://svn.codehaus.org/plexus/tags/plexus-mail-sender-1.0-alpha-7

find JndiJavamailMailSender.java and change the return line to return s; according to the patch (or just use the patch).
Run mvn package and copy the resulting jar files plexus-mail-sender-javamail-1.0-alpha-7.jar and plexus-mail-sender-api-1.0-alpha-7.jar to your continuum installations lib directory. (er, i extracted the .war file into my $CATALINA_HOME/webapps, if you're running the war itself, you need to repackage it).

Finally, tweak the sender in WEB-INF/classes/META-INF/plexus/application.xml, look
for the tags from-mailbox and from-name.
That's about it.

3 comments:

Vlado said...

Tested and working on Continuum 1.2.2 on Debian Etch, Java 1.6.0_05, Tomcat 6.0.16, Maven 2.0.7

Thanks for sharing.

Vlado said...

Just for information, I used:

mvn -Dmaven.test.skip=true package

for building the necessary .jar files, because the build was unsuccessful, because of the tests failure.

Kimmy said...

Keep up the good work.