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Transfer the Server Stacktrace to the client [message #1371171] Wed, 21 May 2014 08:49
Jeremie Bresson is currently offline Jeremie BressonFriend
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I was asked how to transfer the server Stacktrace to the client.

Before you implement this in your application, you should consider the security implication. A long time ago the server stack traces could be visualized in the Client. A security Audit mentioned that this is not a recommended practice.

I found this note from Ivan Motsch mentioning the change:
01.06.2011 imo
Internal security audit
- server stack traces must not be sent to client
- server log must contain all exceptions (except intended business logic exceptions)
- enhanced access control on gui remote service calls: see enahncements on IAccessControlService.checkServiceTunnelAccess
- adding logout service and calling it from IClientSession.stop();

How to do it:

1/ You need your own TransactionDelegate class:

The easiest way is to extend DefaultTransactionDelegate and to override replaceOutboundException(Throwable):

import org.eclipse.scout.rt.server.DefaultTransactionDelegate;
import org.osgi.framework.Bundle;
import org.osgi.framework.Version;

public class MyAppTransactionDelegate extends DefaultTransactionDelegate {

  public MyAppTransactionDelegate(Bundle[] loaderBundles, Version requestMinVersion, boolean debug) {
    super(loaderBundles, requestMinVersion, debug);

  protected Throwable replaceOutboundException(Throwable t) {
    return t;

In our case we do not want to replace anything so we just return the exception.

2/ After that you need your own service tunnel (MyAppServiceTunnelServlet) that will work with your TransactionDelegate class created in step 1:

import org.eclipse.scout.rt.server.ServiceTunnelServlet;
import org.eclipse.scout.rt.shared.servicetunnel.ServiceTunnelRequest;
import org.eclipse.scout.rt.shared.servicetunnel.ServiceTunnelResponse;
import org.osgi.framework.Bundle;
import org.osgi.framework.Version;

public class MyAppServiceTunnelServlet extends ServiceTunnelServlet {

  private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;

  protected ServiceTunnelResponse runServerJobTransactionWithDelegate(ServiceTunnelRequest req, Bundle[] loaderBundles, Version requestMinVersion, boolean debug) throws Exception {
    return new MyAppTransactionDelegate(loaderBundles, requestMinVersion, debug).invoke(req);

3/ Register your service tunnel servlet in the server XML. Search for the servlet declaration with the alias "/process" and replace the class attribute with your new class created in step 2:


That's it, you will see the server stacktrace in the client. Depending on your use case you can improve the replaceOutboundException(Throwable) method defined in step 1.

I hope it helps. Feel free to discuss the approach.

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