Lab Notes

Things I want to remember how to do.

SLF4J issue with WildFly

July 3, 2020

If you are getting the following error on WildFly or JBoss:

Caused by: java.lang.ClassCastException: class org.slf4j.impl.Slf4jLoggerFactory cannot be cast to class ch.qos.logback.classic.LoggerContext (org.slf4j.impl.Slf4jLoggerFactory is in unnamed module of loader ‘org.slf4j.impl@1.0.4.GA’ @604f2c4f; ch.qos.logback.classic.LoggerContext is in unnamed module of loader ‘deployment.idp.war’ @4206bf50)”

Then add a jboss-deployment-structure.xml file to the WEB-INF/ directory of your war archive (or the META-INF/ in the case of an ear or ejb):

<jboss-deployment-structure>
    <deployment>
    <!-- Exclude server libraries which conflict with ours -->
        <exclusions>
            <module name="org.slf4j" />
            <module name="org.slf4j.impl" />
        </exclusions>
    </deployment>
</jboss-deployment-structure>

This will prevent WildFly from using the its versions of the SLF4J libraries for the deployed artifact allowing it to use whatever had been packaged instead.

Note that I encountered this issue when deploying Shibboleth IdP 4.0 on WildFly.