Error message every time I redeploy my war file or restart Tomcat 7

Mar 2, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Every time I redeploy my war file or restart my Tomcat, I get the below  warning message:
(Tomcat 7.0.23, java 1.6.0.29, windows XP) I have submit a issue report here http://waffle.codeplex.com/workitem/11834

Unable to load class [waffle.apache.MixedAuthenticator] to check against the @HandlesTypes annotation of one or more ServletContentInitializers.
java.lang.VerifyError: class waffle.apache.MixedAuthenticator overrides final method start.()V
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(

Native Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClassCond(ClassLoader.java:631)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(ClassLoader.java:615)
at java.security.SecureClassLoader.defineClass(SecureClassLoader.java:141)
at java.net.URLClassLoader.defineClass(URLClassLoader.java:283)
at java.net.URLClassLoader.access$000(URLClassLoader.java:58)
at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java:197)
at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.java:190)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:306)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:247)
at java.lang.Class.forName0(Native Method)
at java.lang.Class.forName(Class.java:247)
at org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader.loadClass(WebappClassLoader.java:1675)
at org.apache.catalina.loader.WebappClassLoader.loadClass(WebappClassLoader.java:1533)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig.checkHandlesTypes(ContextConfig.java:1988)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig.processAnnotationsStream(ContextConfig.java:1951)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig.processAnnotationsJar(ContextConfig.java:1840)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig.processAnnotationsUrl(ContextConfig.java:1808)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig.processAnnotations(ContextConfig.java:1794)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig.webConfig(ContextConfig.java:1214)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig.configureStart(ContextConfig.java:828)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.ContextConfig.lifecycleEvent(ContextConfig.java:302)
at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleSupport.fireLifecycleEvent(LifecycleSupport.java:119)
at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.fireLifecycleEvent(LifecycleBase.java:90)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.startInternal(StandardContext.java:5148)
at org.apache.catalina.util.LifecycleBase.start(LifecycleBase.java:150)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.addChildInternal(ContainerBase.java:866)
at org.apache.catalina.core.ContainerBase.addChild(ContainerBase.java:842)
at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardHost.addChild(StandardHost.java:615)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig.deployWAR(HostConfig.java:958)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.HostConfig$DeployWar.run(HostConfig.java:1599)
at java.util.concurrent.Executors$RunnableAdapter.call(Executors.java:441)
at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask$Sync.innerRun(FutureTask.java:303)
at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(FutureTask.java:138)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.runTask(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:886)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:908)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:662)
Coordinator
Mar 7, 2012 at 11:28 AM

For Tomcat 7 you need to use the Tomcat 7 branch. 

http://waffle.codeplex.com/releases/view/54962

This is because Tomcat's interface has changed version-to-version.

But if you're using a servlet filter, you don't need any of this. Just don't use MixedAuthenticator.