Use log4j As Tomcat 7 Logger

Log4j is a common logging framework used within applications. The logging library can also replace the default logging in the following steps:

  1. Stop Tomcat server (if running)
  2. Download log4j library from their website
  3. Extract and copy the jar file to the Tomcat lib directory. For example log4j-1.2.17.jar to {TOMCAT_HOME}\lib
  4. Go to
  5. Download tomcat-juli-adapters.jar and tomcat-juli.jar
  6. Put tomcat-juli-adapters.jar into {TOMCAT_HOME}\lib
  7. Backup tomcar-juli.jar in {TOMCAT_HOME}\bin
  8. Copy and overwrite tomcat-juli.jar in {TOMCAT_HOME}\bin
  9. Rename {TOMCAT_HOME}\conf\ so that it does not load the original Tomcat logging properties file e.g
  10. Copy the file to {TOMCAT_HOME}\lib

Logging in Tomcat

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