Here is a list of known useful third-party tools and add-ons that are not included in the main distribution.



UrlRewriteFilter by Paul Tuckey (also hosted on GitHub) is a Filter that performs URL rewriting and redirections, and other typical tasks, like setting request attributes, headers or cookies.

It is similar to mod_rewrite module of Apache HTTPD server.

Security Filter

SecurityFilter is a Filter that mimics container managed security.

Apache Shiro

Apache Shiro is a Java security framework that performs authentication, authorization, cryptography, and session management. It can be configured as a Filter to secure a web application.

Spring Security

Spring Security is a powerful and highly customizable authentication and access-control framework. It is usually used with Spring Framework. In simple configuration it may be used as a filter to perform both authentication and authorization. It also can be used to perform authorization control at business methods of an application, and to implement domain object security.


OrientDB Realm

  • OrientDBRealm - Realms for Tomcat 6 and 7 that connect to an OrientDB


PicketLink Vault

Web Applications

PSI Probe manager application

PSI Probe is advanced manager and monitor web application for Apache Tomcat.

(Historically, the name is a tribute to Lambda Probe project, which they continued as a fork. The original Lambda Probe project ( closed more than 10 years ago (2006) and is not applicable to current versions of Tomcat).


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